Mike Bair takes over as head coach of the men's soccer team for the 2019 season.
Bair comes to MBU after nine seasons as the assistant coach for the men's soccer team at Geneva College in Pennsylvania - also NCAA Division III.
Since 2010, Bair was an integral part of effectively recruiting classes that contributed to Geneva's nine-year record of 109--49--25 (.664), and he helped lead the Golden Tornadoes to consistent post-season play, including the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) semifinals and higher for six-straight years. Other features of his competitive record are a PAC Tournament title, one NCAA Tournament appearance, and one Eastern College Athletic Conference Division III semifinal appearance.
Bair coached multiple team members who were named all-region and all-conference teams, and most recently, 10 Golden Tornadoes earned spots on the PAC Academic Honor Roll. The National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) honored Bair and the Geneva men's soccer coaching staff as a Regional Coaching Staff of the Year in 2016.
In addition, Bair has also been active in Western Pennsylvania's club soccer community, coaching U10 through U19 teams for the past eight years. Since 2017, he's also been a head coach of the Pennsylvania West Olympic Development Program.
Bair holds a United Soccer Coaches (formerly NSCAA) National Diploma as well as Goalkeeping Level I and II Diplomas. He earned his master of arts in higher education and bachelor of science in business administration from Geneva College where he also played collegiate soccer.