Men’s college soccer is historically an incubator for the next breed of the American professional soccer coach. As much as coaches filter through the academy ranks, college soccer still marks an important way station for a number of future pros.
There are any number of ways to work your way to the top. For at least some of these 10 men, college soccer might provide the ultimate launch pad.
Earlier this season, we took a look at 10 of the best coaches, both up-and-coming and firmly entrenched, in the women’s game. Now, we rake our spotlight toward the men’s game. These 10 coaches have either already established themselves as luminaries, or through a positive forward-thinking style have helped advance both the game and a number of young careers in the process.
If you’re on the hunt for a group of coaches with baked in pro ability, here’s where to start.