Blake New, who enters his 20th season as the head coach of the Oberlin College men’s soccer team in 2018, has made the Yeomen consistent contenders in the North Coast Athletic Conference.
The longest tenured coach at Oberlin, New has led the Yeomen to at least nine wins in six out of the last nine seasons, including a school record mark of 15-4-1 in 2016 that ended in the NCAC Championship match.
The New File
- Led the Yeomen to the NCAC Tournament in 2006, 2013, 2015, 2016
- NCAC Coach of the Year in 2005, 2013, and 2016
- 2013 Ohio Collegiate Soccer Association (OCSA) Coach of the Year and NSCAA Great Lakes Region Coach of the Year
- Defeated SUNY-Oneonta 2-0 in the opening round of the 2013 NCAA Tournament
- Mentored an arsenal of All-NCAC and All-Region performers. Had 10 combined All-NCAC selections in the last two two seasons (2016-17)
- Coached Nick Wertman to NSCAA Third-Team All-America honors
- Guided Brandt Rentel to D3Soccer.com Third-Team All-America honors
- 2011 Graduate Oliver Miller-Farrell became the Yeomen's all-time career points leader during his final season with 56 points (26 assists and 15 goals) under New's direction. His 26 assists are also best in Oberlin history
- Oberlin has consistently been regional ranked throughout New’s tenure and also earned a national ranking during the 2013 season
- Coaching tenure began in 1996 as head coach of the women’s soccer team, shifting to the men’s program in 1999
- At Cleveland State University, New earned Mid-Continent Conference honors as a goalkeeper in 1988 and served as the Vikings’ team captain in 1989. Cleveland State recorded a 46-28-8 record during New’s playing days, culminating in MCC titles in 1986 and 1988. He still holds the CSU record for career shutouts (29) and ranks in the top ten for career saves (267)
- Was drafted by the Cleveland Crunch of the Major Indoor Soccer League and the Canton Invaders of the National Professional Soccer League. He also spent two years as a player-coach for the Cleveland Caps of the USISL
- Earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing from CSU in 1991 and later earned a master’s degree in education with a concentration in sports management while serving as an assistant coach for the Vikings. He was inducted into the Cleveland State Hall of Fame in 2013.
- In the spring of 2009 he was inducted into the North Olmsted High School Athletics Hall of Fame. He led his team to a state championship and perfect 25-0 record in 1985.