For the past 14 years, Michael Mordocco has served as an assistant on the staffs of several colleges including his alma mater the University of Connecticut and most recently at the University of Massachusetts.
But LIU Post is giving Mordocco a promotion, naming him the school’s 13th head coach of its men’s soccer program.
“We are excited to welcome Michael Mordocco to our Pioneer Family,” said Debbie DeJong, LIU Post’s director of Athletics. “Michael brings a vast set of qualities and passion for the sport along with a tradition of excellence on and off the field. As a former national champion during his playing career, Michael has carried the same success into his coaching ventures.”
Mordocco most recently held the position of associate head coach at the University of Massachusetts for three seasons. During his time with the Minutemen, he was a part of a staff that earned 2017 Atlantic-10 Coaches of the Year, while also leading UMass to a conference title and NCAA Tournament appearance this season.
Before his time at UMass, Mordocco spent four seasons as an assistant coach with the University of Connecticut where he helped guide the Huskies to three NCAA Tournament quarterfinal appearances. Mordocco helped produce 12 Major League Soccer draft picks, including two number one overall selections, Andre Blake and Cyle Larin.
“I am extremely honored and proud to accept this opportunity to become the next head men’s soccer coach at LIU Post,” said Mordocco. “My family and I are thrilled to become members of the LIU Post family. I look forward to meeting and working with our current student-athletes and members of the athletic department and university.”
In addition to his roles at UMass and UConn, Mordocco brings several years of collegiate experience as an assistant at Division I Stony Brook University and Division III SUNY Oneonta.
As a player, Mordocco spent four seasons at UConn from 1998-2001, winning the NCAA National Championship during the 2000 season when he helped the Huskies to a 21-3-1 record. He earned a bachelor of liberal arts degree in economics in 2002.
Mordocco will lead the Pioneers into the 2018 season when they travel to Garden City for the Adelphi Alumni Tournament, Thursday, August 30, and Saturday, September 1.