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KEVIN ANDERSON The 2017 season will mark Kevin Anderson's 9th year as the Head Coach of the Columbia University Men’s Soccer team. At Columbia, Anderson has coached 2 Ivy League Rookie of the Years, 22 All-Ivy Selections, and 5 Academic All-Americans. A veteran of Major League Soccer, Anderson was ranked as one of the nation's Top Assistant Coaches by College Soccer News while helping guide Boston College to the ACC regular-season and tournament titles, and the NCAA Tournament's top seed. As a player and coach he has been a part of three NCAA national championships and helped produce 15 All-Americans. Anderson earned his bachelor's degree in liberal studies from Southern Connecticut State University in 1992. He also holds a USSF National "A" Coaching License.
TRACEY BARTHOLOMEW enters her fourth season as the Head Women’s Soccer Coach at Columbia University. The 2016 Lions capped off a great Ivy League record of 4-2-1 with a chance to earn the title in their last match of the season. The team finished 7-6-4 overall, and we continued our tradition of not allowing goals, by tying the program record with 10 shutouts on the year and finishing with a Shutout % of (.588), ranking us 14th out of 334 D1 teams, along with being ranked, 22nd in lowest goals against average and save %. The team was ranked in the NSCAA regional rankings for the past 4 weeks of the year, reaching as high as #7. Several players earned Topdrawer D1 players of the week and one earned top 100 Rookie accolades, as well as, 6 players earned All-Ivy awards and several more were
honored with Player of the Week and Rookie of the Week accolades. The 2015 Lions capped off a 3-3-1 Ivy League Record placing them 3rd in the conference, their best finish since 2008. In her inaugural 2014 season, she helped guide the team to the lowest goals-against average (.60) in the history of Columbia women’s soccer, allowing only 11 goals, ranking them 12th in the NCAA for fewest goals allowed this year. From 2000-2013, Bartholomew presided over the successful Division I Women’s Soccer program at Long Island University in Brooklyn, N.Y. Under her watch, the Blackbirds earned three Northeast Conference Championships and NCAA College Cup appearances in (2012, 2011, 2006), and won the NEC regular season championship in 2010, 2008 and 2006. Bartholomew was named NEC Coach of the Year in 2008. Her teams have earned NSCAA Regional Rankings and she has developed five NSCAA All-Regional players and 31 All-NEC players, in addition to an NEC Player of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, Goalkeepers of the Year and Rookies of the Year. After a successful playing career at the University of Rochester – where she led the Yellowjackets to four University Athletic Association titles and NCAA tournament appearances, Bartholomew began her coaching career at Colgate University. During her time at Colgate, the Raiders won five Patriot League titles and made four NCAA tournament appearances.
KEN TORREY, former Chair of the Physical Education Department, has been at Columbia University for the past 42 years. He received his B.A. and M.A. in Physical Education from Cortland State College and earned his doctorate from Columbia University Teachers College in Exercise Physiology. In addition to his outstanding academic and administrative background, Dr. Torrey has a long history of athletic and coaching experience. After an All-American baseball career at Cortland, he was the coach of the Columbia University squash team for 14 years. He was also the co-director of the Clarkstown Sports Club Intramural Soccer Program from 1983 to 1988 (a program that included over 600 children a season). Dr. Torrey is an American Heart Association (AHA) certified BLS instructor in CPR/AED and First Aid.
AMPHONE KEOVONGMANYSAR came to the Columbia staff in 2014 as an assistant coach, sharing coaching responsibilities with head coach Tracey Bartholomew. Kevongmanysar closely worked with coach Bartholomew for 14 season at LIU Brooklyn and joined her at the helm in Morningside Heights. An experienced coach, Keovongmanysar earned an advanced national license from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America in 2001. He obtained an English FA Youth Coaching certificate in 2005 and holds an NSCAA Youth Diploma and United States Soccer Federation Youth License and national “B” license. He has also served as a trainer for the Elmont Retros Stars Under-18 girls team. In November 2004, the multi-talented coach acted as the interpretor for the United States’ U-20 Women’s National
Team at the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Thailand. Before coaching at LIU, Kevongmanysar came from Southbridge, Mass., where he earned a name for himself as one of the most well-respected youth coaches in the commonwealth. From 1997-2000, Keovongmanysar was a coach in the Massachusetts Olympic Development Program. A native of Laos, Keovongmanysar guided his U-13 boys club to a district championship in 1997 and coached the U-12 boys team to the district semifinals the following year. Keovongmanysar took on an additional role in 1999, coaching both the U-15 boys and U-13 girls ODP squads. In 2000, he was the assistant director of both the boys’ and girls’ ODP. Keovongmanysar was the boys’ varsity soccer coach for the Southbridge (Mass.) School Department from 1997-98. He led his team to its first district playoff berth in 17 years in his first season and followed that with the school’s first trip to the district semifinals. He was coach and director of player development for the Southbridge Youth Soccer Association from 1991-2000 where he organized and implemented year-round soccer programs for children ranging from ages 4-18 and provided clinics for both players and coaches. Keovongmanysar, a Massachusetts certified teacher, earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Worcester State College in 1994.
JOSH OSIT joined the Columbia coaching staff in the summer of 2014. Osit arrived to Morningside Heights following two successful years at Rutgers University, a member of the Big 10 conference. In both seasons, the Scarlet Knights received at-large bids to the NCAA tournament. In 2013, the Scarlet Knights fell to UCF in penalties in the conference final, before facing Big 12 Champion West Virginia in the NCAA tournament. Osit was primarily in charge of the goalkeepers, coaching senior Jess Janosz to the conference tournament’s Most Outstanding Player award. In addition to his goalkeeper responsibilities, Osit assisted in all facets of the Scarlet Knights program including, scouting, game day strategy, equipment, and camps. Before his run at Rutgers, Osit was on the sidelines at the University of Maryland Baltimore
County. At UMBC, he enhanced the goalkeeper’s knowledge of defensive tactics by running training sessions to prepare team for matches. Osit also aided in the recruitment of goalkeepers and other prospects for the 2012 and 2013 incoming classes. Osit also coaches two teams at PDA, the #1 ranked club in the country for the past 3 years, and works very closely with the club’s goalkeepers and ECNL teams. A 2009 graduate from New Jersey Institute of Technology, Osit started his playing career at UMBC before transferring and staring for the Highlanders. Osit owns a NSCAA National Goalkeeping Diploma, NSCAA National Diploma, as well as being licensed with the United States Soccer Federation.