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Gordon College Athletics
255 Grapevine Road Wenham, MA 01984
Division 3 Massachusetts Northeast
Private Small National competitor

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Matt Horth

Matt Horth was hired as the new head coach for the men's soccer program in March 2017.


Horth, a former professional soccer player and 2010 graduate of Gordon College, will be the 12th coach in the program's nearly 60-year history.


By The Numbers


Seasons at Gordon: 3 (2017-present)


Record at Gordon: 30-23-5


Conference Record:


Program Honors


20 All Commonwealth Coast Conference Selections


27 Commonwealth Coast Conference All-Academic Selections


2 Commonwealth Coast Conference Championship Game Appearances


2 Commonwealth Coast Conference Rookie of the Year Awards (Wesley Sprague 2017; Jarvin Ramirez 2018)


2 United Soccer Coaches NCAA Division III Men's All-New England Region Teams Selections (Stephen Heintz and Tyler Modzeleski 2018)


1 Commonwealth Coast Conference Championship Titles (2018)


1 United Soccer Coaches All-New England Region Team (Josh Cochran 2017)


1 Commonwealth Coast Conference Senior Scholar-Athlete Awards (Josh Cochran 2017)


1 Commonwealth Coast Conference Sportsmanship Awards (2019)


Before His Return To Gordon


Horth played soccer professionally with several organizations including the Atlanta Silverbacks of the North American Soccer League (NASL); Rochester Rhinos of the United Soccer League (USL); the New England Revolution of Major League Soccer (MLS); and internationally with the Icelandic club Leiknir Reykjavík of 1. Deild Karla. Horth was twice awarded NASL Player of the Week and once named Player of the Month during his tenure with the Silverbacks. While playing professional soccer, Horth received his coaching licenses through both the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) and United States Soccer Federation (USSF) as well as a Master of Theological Studies degree from Liberty University. Horth served as a volunteer assistant coach for Gordon College in 2011 before pursuing several club coaching opportunities and, most recently, serving as the associate head coach at Cambridge High School in Milton, Georgia.


As A Fighting Scot


Horth is also a Fighting Scot alumnus having played four years on the men's soccer team while a student at Gordon. During his collegiate career, he was a three-time NSCAA All-New England selection; a four-time All-Commonwealth Coach Conference (CCC) First Team honoree; a New England Intercollegiate Soccer League (NEISL) All-Star; and the CCC Rookie of the Year (2007). Horth rounded out his decorated Fighting Scots career with 37 goals and 20 assists.


Education


B.S. Kinesiology from Gordon College '10


Masters of Theological Studies from Liberty University ‘15


Family


Horth and his wife Jessica '10 reside in Hamilton with their son Liam.

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Stephen Heintz

Stephen Heintz ’19 returned to the Gordon College Men's Soccer program as the assistant coach in the spring of 2020. Upon graduating from the College in 2019, Heintz coached club soccer in Charlotte, N.C. while also working in sports ministry. A two-year member of the Fighting Scots’ men’s soccer squad and senior captain, Heintz made an immediate impact on the Scots’ back line, guiding his squad to two Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Championship appearances, ultimately capturing the CCC Title in 2018. The defenseman started in all of the Scots’ 20 matchups in 2017, contributing to nine shutouts, earning him a spot on the All-CCC Second Team. During the 2018 Championship run, Heintz netted a pair of goals (one of which was a game-winner), chipped in one assist, and again was instrumental in nine shutouts. For his efforts Heintz was named to the All-CCC First Team before being further recognized regionally (Third Team) as a top defender by the United Soccer Coaches NCAA DIII Association.

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Todd McMillan

Todd McMillan joined the men’s soccer staff as goalkeeper coach in the fall of 2008.


Since moving to Boston’s North Shore in 2003, McMillan has worked two seasons as an assistant coach at Lexington High School and spent several years coaching youth soccer with Essex County United. Prior to his time here, he also gained valuable experience coaching youth summer camps with the Charlotte Eagles Professional Soccer Club, and training with semi-professional Newtongrange Star F.C. in Edinburgh, Scotland and the A-League Tennessee Rhythm in Nashville.


A highly successful collegiate athlete, McMillan played his college ball for the storied University of Tampa men’s soccer program, winning an NCAA Division II National Championship his sophomore season. After transferring to Covenant College (Lookout Mountain, Ga.), he was a two-time All-Tennessee-Virginia Athletic Conference First Team selection, and graduated with a B.A. in history.


McMillan recently earned an M.Ed from Gordon College in 2011 and currently teaches middle school social studies at North Shore Christian School in Lynn, Mass. His wife, Kate, works for Gordon’s La Vida Center and they have two children, Jade and Oliver.

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