MONDAY, JULY 02, 2001
Bob Moullin Named Men's Soccer Coach
July 2, 2001
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Bob Moullin, Flagler College's all-time winningest coach and member of the U.S. Soccer national staff, has been named head men's soccer coach at Jacksonville University, JU Athletic Director Hugh Durham announced today.
Moullin, who coached 15 seasons at Flagler and has been a member of the national team staff since 1996, joins the Dolphins in a full-time capacity after spending the 2000 season as a consultant for the team. Moullin becomes the ninth coach in JU men's soccer history, and takes over for interim head coach Mike Johnson who coached both the men's and women's teams a year ago.
"It's an honor to be coaching at Jacksonville University," Moullin said. "After being involved as a consultant last season, I look forward to continuing to be involved with such a great group of young men once again and look forward to building on a great tradition of men's soccer at JU."
Last season, Moullin helped JU finish the year third in the Trans America Athletic Conference. Five players earned all-conference honors, including TAAC Co-Player of the Year, Petar Popovic.
Prior to joining the Dolphins in 2000, Moullin coached at Flagler College from 1982-96 where he compiled a record of 180-93-14 (.627). During his 15-year stint at Flagler, Moullin's teams ranked in the NAIA Top 25 regularly, and finished the 1996 season ranked No. 12. Nineteen players earned All-America status under Moullin's tuteledge as he led Flagler to 11 district playoffs, seven district finals, three district championships and three Florida Sun Conference titles.
Moullin was named District Coach of the Year five times (1982-84, 1988 and 1993), Florida Sun Conference Coach of the Year three times (1991, 1994 and 1996), Florida Collegiate Coach of the Year twice (1982 and 1983) and area Coach of the Year twice (1984 and 1994).
In addition to coaching the men's team, Moullin also developed and coached the women's club team. In 1995, he led the team to varsity status and, as Director of Soccer, coached the squad in its first year of varsity status. He also served as the President of the Florida Intercollegiate Soccer Coaches Association and as the Chairman of the Florida Sun Conference.
Outside of collegiate soccer, Moullin has served as an Olympic Coach during four Olympic festivals in 1989, 1991, 1993 and 1995, and served as the assistant coach for the National Under-17 teams from 1989-93. In 1992, the National Youth team qualified for the World Cup by winning the gold medal in Cuba, and in 1993, the team finished seventh in the world at the World Cup finals.
In 1990, after serving as the assistant Region III coach, Moullin took over as the region's head coach and led the regional team to international competition in the former Soviet Union (1990), France, (1992-95), Austria (1994) and England (1995).
Moullin also served as the coach of the South team in the Puma Cup, a prestigious all-star soccer tournament, from 1993-96, winning the event in 1994 and 1995.
As a member of the U.S. Soccer staff, Moullin has assisted with the National Under-15, -17 and -20 teams, served as the Region III coordinator for the Under-14 team and helped state coaches organize Olympic Development Programs and centers of excellence.
A native of Manchester, England, Moullin earned a B.A. in recreation management from Flagler in 1988. Moullin was a three-sport athlete as a prepster at Altrincham Grammar School in Cheshire, England, where he played soccer, cricket and basketball. He earned all-county honors in soccer and served as the captain of the cricket team and chess club.
Moullin, 49, is engaged to Holly Kendall of West Virginia, and the couple will be married later this month.
2001 MEN'S SOCCER