Matt Munhall begins his second season at Oregon Tech when the Hustlin' Owl men's soccer team takes to the pitch in 2013.
Prior to Oregon Tech Munhall spent four seasons assisting both the men’s and women’s soccer programs at NCAA III Principia College in Elsah, Illinois. In his four seasons as an assistant, the men’s soccer team tallied a 36-26-10 overall mark, while the women’s soccer team accumulated an overall 63-15-3 record. Also during that time, the men's program received a top-10 national ranking and produced an NSCAA All-American Midfielder, while the women made three NCAA National Tournament appearances.
Munhall, 29, spent time assisting at NCAA DII St. Anselm’s College in Manchester, NH, while also heading the New Hampshire State Champion U18 Girls Seacoast United Club team and working with U14 boys for the New Hampshire Olympic Development Program.
Munhall, a goalie and four-year soccer letterwinner at Principia College from 2004-07, was named Team Captain during the 2005-07 seasons. In his senior year, he led his team to the NCAA National Tournament and earned NSCAA All-Region and SLIAC All-Conference accolades.
In addition to his coaching, Munhall earned his masters degree in Recreation and Sports Sciences from Ohio University in Athens, OH. He also holds his NSCAA National Coaching Diploma (2010).
Dustin Hirata joins coach Matt Munhall on the 2013 men’s soccer staff in his first year as an assistant coach. Hirata, an outstanding midfielder for the Owl’s from 2009-2012, earned All-CCC accolades and lead his team as a captain in his senior season, 2012. Hirata is placed 3rd in the career-points record book for the Owls during his time.
“We are excited to have Dustin back this fall to help coach our young group. He is a great leader and has a very good understanding of the game. He will be essential in helping our team find success this fall (2013).” Coach Munhall says about Hirata.