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.
|Title:||Men's Soccer Associate Head Coach|
|Previous College:||Southern Maine '00|
Promoted to Associate Head Coach for the Fall of 2018, Coach Jim Hopkins returns to the sidelines of Hannaford Field for his third season with the Huskies.
A former USM men's soccer player (1996-1999), serving a the Huskies' captain for three seasons and earning all-conference honors as a senior, Hopkins brings a wealth of coaching experience and enthusiasm to both matches and game-day preparation. Prior to his role at Southern Maine, Hopkins was the head coach of the both the men's and women's soccer teams at Dean College. Hopkins led the women's team at Dean from 2007 through 2009 before taking over the men's team for six season (2009-2014), leaving Dean as the second-winningest coach in program history, Hopkins also served as the Technical Director for Seacoast United Maine from 2016 through 2018.
Hopkins holds United States Soccer Federation (USSF) A Liscense, and his National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Premier Badge
|Previous College:||UMaine Farmington '91|
Now in his fifth season as the goalie coach for the Huskies men's and women's soccer programs, Jeff Neal was an NSCAA All-New England and NEISL All-Star selection during his collegiate playing career at the University of Maine at Farmington.
Over his four-year career at UMF, Neal posted a school record 32 career shutouts. A two-time captain for the Beavers, he twice allowed only five goals in a season.
A coach in the Farmington Recreation Department's soccer program, Neal was honored with the Jimmy Joe Allen Award for his service. He also had coaching stints at Yarmouth High School and Bonny Eagle High School before joining the USM staff in 2009.
Neal is a 1991 graduate of UMF with a degree in secondary education. He was inducted into the UMF Sports Hall of Fame in 2008.