Greensboro College

Greensboro College Athletics
815 W. Market Street Greensboro, NC 27401
Division 3 North Carolina Southeast
Private Small National competitor


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Gus Mota

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Gus Mota enters his fourth season as the Greensboro College head women’s soccer coach in 2018-2019.


Native of Columbia, S.C.

Family Includes: wife, Bailey

Currently resides in Greensboro, N.C.

At Greensboro College

Named Head Women’s Soccer Coach prior to the 2015 season

36-18-4 (.620) career record in three seasons

15-14-4 record in USA South Athletic Conference play

Lead team to program best 16-3-0 record in 2017

Mota’s teams hold eight single season records (Total Points | Points Per Game | Goals | Goals Per Game | Assists | Assists Per Game | Goals Against Average)

Mota’s teams hold three single game records (Total Points | Goals | Assists)

Led 2016 team to first conference tournament game victory in six seasons

Broke a combined 13 single season records in first three seasons

Player Development at Greensboro College

Five All-Conference Selections

One National Team Selection

Highest Team GPA in 2017

Season Synopsis

2017: The 2017 season saw many more records fall than the 2016 season as the Pride women broke four records that were set one season prior. Additionally, Mota’s squad finished the season with an astonishing, 16-3-0 record to break the program mark for most wins that had stood for ten years. Following the conclusion of the season Mercedes Fisher was selected to the Second-Team All-USA South East Division before being added to the Puerto Rican National Team for the Women’s World Cup Qualifiers. Samantha Whipp was also recognized for her work on the field as she was also tabbed to the All-USA South East Division Second-Team.

2016: The youth movement continued for the Pride under second-year head coach Gus Mota as his strong recruiting brought in another strong class to Greensboro College. The Pride women finished the season with a 10-7-3 mark, while also recording the programs first tournament game victory since 2010, defeating Ferrum College on the road, 3-0. Following the conclusion of the regular season, Lauren Greeson was named to the USA South All-East Division Second-Team, along with Hannah Stiles. In addition to the Pride’s strong season mark, the Greensboro women also set program records for goal in a season (80) and assists in a season (58), while also ranking third in the nation in goals.

2015: In his first season at the helm of the Pride, Mota led the Pride women to an overall record of 10-8-1, including a 5-6-1 record in USA South Athletic Conference play. Following the season, Melanie Raton and Megan Cole earned USA South All-Conference recognition.

Prior to Greensboro College

Gus came to Greensboro College after spending time as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas.

In addition to his time at Sam Houston State, Mota made stops at Southeastern Louisiana University, South Carolina University, and Southern Wesleyan University, where he also served as recruiting coordinator, combining for over 10 years of experience.

During prior to joining the Greensboro College family, Mota was credited with recruiting six all-conference performers and four all-region selections.

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Justin Gilfert

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Justin Gilfert was added to the Greensboro College women's soccer staff in the summer of 2018.

Prior to joining the Pride, Gilfert served as an assistant coach at St. Bonaventure University with the men's soccer team.

During his time there, Gilfert helped with all aspects of the team including planning and running practices, scouting and recruiting.

Additionally, Gilfert helped coach the Bonnie's to an appearance in the A-10 tournament.

Prior to joining the coaching ranks, Gilfert played men's soccer at Hilbert College before going on to play for the Chivas USA Florida Academy in 2017.

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