BROOKVILLE, N.Y. – Michael Mordocco has been named the 13th head coach of the LIU Post men’s soccer program.
He succeeds Andreas Lindberg, who took over the Seton Hall University men’s coaching reigns.
“We are excited to welcome Michael Mordocco to our Pioneer Family,” Post athletic director Debbie DeJong said in a statement. “Michael brings a vast set of qualities and passion for the sport along with a tradition of excellence on and off the field. As a former national champion during his playing career, Michael has carried the same success into his coaching ventures, and we look forward to seeing him continue that for the Green and Gold.”
Mordocco, who had served more than a decade as an assistant coach at the Division I level, brings an extensive resume to the team, most recently holding the position of associate head coach at the University of Massachusetts for three seasons. He was a part of a staff that earned 2017 Atlantic-10 coaches of the year, while also leading UMass to a conference title and NCAA Division I Tournament appearance this season. Mordocco spent four seasons as an assistant coach for the University of Connecticut where he helped guide the Huskies to three NCAA tournament quarterfinal appearances. Mordocco helped produce 12 Major League Soccer draft picks, including two number one overall selections in 2013 and 2014.
“I am extremely honored and proud to accept this opportunity to become the next head men’s soccer coach at LIU Post,” Mordocco saud. “I am grateful that president Cline, director of athletics Debbie DeJong, and the search committee placed their trust in me to build on the rich Pioneer soccer tradition. My family and I are thrilled to become members of the LIU Post family. I look forward to meeting and working with our current student-athletes and members of the athletic department and university.”
Mordocco brings several years of collegiate experience as an assistant at Division I Stony Brook University and Division III SUNY Oneonta.
He played four seasons at UConn from 1998-2001, winning the 2000 NCAA national championship as he helped the Huskies to a 21-3-1 record. He earned a bachelor of liberal arts degree in economics in 2002.