Mike Keller, men's soccer head coach, returned to USM in 2006 after serving in the same position at Maine Maritime Academy for seven years, and as head coach/athletic director/instructor at Thomas College for five years.
In the 14 seasons since returning to USM, Keller has guided the Huskies to a combined record of 76-164-18 overall, including a 12-9-1 mark in 2008 that included the program's first Little East Conference regular season championship. Keller was named the LEC Coach of the Year in 2008 for his efforts.
Under Keller's direction, the Huskies were selected to play in the ECAC Division III New England tournament in 2007 and 2008. Including his prior one-year stint (1992) as the Huskies head coach, Keller has a career record at USM of 65-111-10.
Since 2005, Keller has coached two LEC Offensive Players of the Year, one Defensive Player of the Year and two Rookies of the Year, and 27 times players have been recognized with All-Little East honors.
During his tenure at MMA, Keller's team twice earned the North Athletic Conference Soccer Sportsmanship Award. He also served as head coach for various other athletic programs at that institution. While at Thomas, he led the Terriers to the Maine Athletic Conference title in 1995 and was named the MAC Coach of the Year in 1995.
Keller brings a wealth of experience and has well-developed contacts in the state coaching community. He is a member of the National Soccer Coaches Association and has served as a representative for the NCAA New England Women's Soccer committee and the Maine Athletic Conference representative on the Northeast Regional Committee. He has also served as the State Director of Olympic Development for Maine Youth Soccer.
Keller holds a B.A. in mathematics from the University of Maine at Farmington and a graduate degree in physical education from the University of New Hampshire. Other previous coaching positions have included a year as head coach at UMaine Presque Isle and a graduate assistant post at UNH.