Cambridge, Mass. – Mike Singleton was named MIT's new head men's soccer coach it was announced today by MIT Director of Athletics, Julie Soriero. He comes to the Engineers with a wealth of national, collegiate and youth coaching experience.
"I am thrilled to have the opportunity to join such an enthusiastic and professional athletic department and Institute," said Singleton. "The returning team is filled with quality players and I look forward to working with them and a strong recruiting class to both maintain and grow the men's soccer program's stellar reputation for many years to come."
"We are very pleased to have Mike Singleton join the MIT team as our Head Men's Soccer Coach," remarked Barb Bolich, MIT Assistant Athletic Director. "His knowledge, experience and competitive nature will serve him well as he leads our very talented men's soccer team to the next level."
Singleton has served as the Executive Director of the Massachusetts Youth Soccer Association for the past year, overseeing the day-to-day operations of the organization, managing a $10 million field complex, and advising clubs on professional development, strategic planning, and cultivating partnerships. He is also a United States Youth Soccer Region I ODP Senior Staff Coach and the head coach of the U16 Region squad. As United States National Staff Coach he works as both a coach and psychologist at the U14 National Camp and has helped construct the National D and C License courses. Singleton has also served as a Technical Committee Member for both the 2005 CONCACAF Gold Cup and the 2003 Women's World Cup.
At the collegiate level, Singleton has served on the coaching staffs at Emerson College, Delaware, and St. Joseph's College in Indiana where he was the head coach of the men's squad from 1997 to 2000.
Singleton received a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and English from the University of Pennsylvania in 1995. He earned his Master's in clinical psychology from Purdue University in 1998.