Matt Travis was named the Coe College men's soccer head coach in December 2017. Travis came to Coe after a two-year stint as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator atnationally-rankedd Amherst College in Amherst, Mass.
Travis helped lead the men’s soccer program at Amherst to back-to-back appearances in the NCAA Tournament, advancing to the round of 16 in both 2016 and 2017. In 2016, the Mammoths won the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) regular season and NESCAC Tournament Championship, finishing with a 17-1-2 record. The coaching staff garnered the New England Region Coaching Staff of the Year honors for their efforts in 2016.
The 2017 Amherst squad featured a starting line-up with five freshmen that finished the season with a 12-4-3 record. Amherst finished 10th in the United Soccer Coaches Association Top 25 Poll in both 2016 and 2017. At Amherst, Travis’ responsibilities included recruiting, scouting, video analysis, team travel arrangements and assisting with on field coaching.
Prior to coaching at Amherst, Travis served as the graduate assistant men’s soccer coach at Montreat College in Montreat, North Carolina, for the 2014 and 2015 seasons. While at Montreat, he performed all the duties of a first assistant coach and was part of a staff that turned the soccer program around from a 6-11 record in 2014 to 8-7-2 in 2015. Travis also served as a state staff head coach for the Olympic Development Program in North Carolina.
In addition, the Chesapeake, Va. native was a head club travel coach with Beach FC in Virginia Beach from 2012-2014. He also served as an assistant coach for boys’ varsity soccer at Hickory High School in Chesapeake (2012) and Cox High School in Virginia Beach (2013).
Travis received a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education from Old Dominion in Norfolk, Virginia, and earned a Master of Arts in Leadership Management at Montreat College.
Lee Owen was named an assistant coach for the Coe College men's soccer team starting in the fall of 2018. Owen is 2018 graduate of Amherst College from Hastings-on-Hudson, New York.
As an NCAA Division III student-athlete at Amherst, Owen was a keeper for the nationally-ranked men's soccer program. In his four years, Owen and the Mammoth's were 61-7-13, while also being a part of Amherst's first National Championship in 2015. The Mammoths also won the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) championship in 2016 and appeared in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament each of the last four years.
As the starting keeper his junior year, Owen had a record of 17-2-2 with a career .843 save percentage. Owen led Amherst to the top of the NESCAC and a conference tournament title in 2016, helping Amherst secure a first-round bye in the 2016 NCAA Tournament.
Owen majored in black studies and was named to the NESCAC All-Academic Team three-straight years.