Southern Methodist University

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P.O. Box 750216 - 5800 Ownby Drive Dallas, TX 75275
Division 1 Texas South
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Kevin Hudson

Kevin Hudson was named the fourth head coach in the program's history on Jan. 9, 2015. Hudson spent seven seasons as an assistant coach and was promoted to associate head coach prior to the 2014 season after returning to the Hilltop in 2007.


During Hudson's ten years on the Hilltop, the Mustangs have reached the NCAA Tournament on six occasions, advancing as far as the Elite Eight in 2010. In 2010 and 2012, SMU earned the Conference USA regular season title, and in 2011 the squad won the tournament championship.


In his first year as head coach, Hudson's team claimed the 2015 American Athletic Conference regular season title and advanced to the NCAA Sweet 16. Hudson and his coaching staff were named the 2015 AAC Coaching Staff of the Year. The Mustangs have amassed a 120-66-24 (.629) record during Hudson's tenure including a 38-15-6 (.695) record as head coach.


In 2017, Hudson led the Mustangs to win both the American Athletic Conference regular season title and the conference tournament title, the first sweep in conference history. His staff was named 2017 Coaching Staff of the Year by the AAC. SMU made it to the NCAA Sweet 16 for the second time in Hudson’s young head coaching career.


On the field, Hudson has helped mentor five NSCAA All-America selections, as well as 19 All-Region honorees. At the conference level, three student-athletes have been selected as Player of the Year and 27 have been recognized as all-conference competitors.


In three seasons as head coach, Hudson has coached a two-time MAC Hermann Trophy semifinalist and NSCAA All-American First Team member, the 2015 AAC Offensive Player of the Year, two AAC Midfielders of the Year, the 2017 AAC Defensive Player of the Year, a three-time AAC Goalkeeper of the Year and the 2016 AAC Rookie of the Year.


In the classroom, there has been an NSCAA Scholar-Athlete All-America selection, four CoSIDA Academic All-America honorees, 11 CoSIDA All-District selections, 13 C-USA Academic Medal recipients, and 48 all-conference academic team award winners during Hudson’s ten years on the Hilltop. The Mustangs were also awarded the 2014-15 and 2015-16 AAC Team Academic Excellence Award for the highest team GPA in the conference.


Hudson was a standout student-athlete with the Mustangs from 2000-03 and was a member of SMU's 2000 College Cup team. In 2003, Hudson was an NSCAA/adidas All-Midwest Region First Team selection, as well as an All-Missouri Valley Conference First Team honoree. During his senior season, he was named to CollegeSoccerNews.com's National Team of the Week on two occasions, and he was also selected as the MVC Tournament MVP that same season. Hudson was selected as the 44th pick by DC United in the 2004 MLS SuperDraft.


For his efforts in the classroom, Hudson received CoSIDA Academic All-America First-Team honors, and was twice named to the MVC Scholar-Athlete squad. He also earned the MVC President's Academic Excellence award in 2001.


Hudson graduated magna cum laude from SMU with a bachelor's degree in business administration (finance) and a bachelor's degree in psychology in May, 2004. Upon graduation, Hudson worked for Ernst & Young, LLP, as a senior auditor and transaction advisory specialist. Hudson graduated from University of Notre Dame magna cum laude with a master's degree in the science of accountancy (MSA) in August, 2005.


He holds a USSF A coaching license.


Hudson and his wife, Christina, live in Dallas.

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Ben Stoddard

DALLAS (SMU) – Ben Stoddard was announced as the Associate Head Coach of SMU Men's Soccer on July 6, 2018.


Stoddard comes to the Hilltop from Oregon State where he spent the last 4 seasons. During Stoddard’s time at OSU he served as the associate head coach from 2016- 2018, the program’s top assistant and recruiting coordinator in 2015, and an assistant coach in 2014. Stoddard was also named interim head coach prior to the hiring of Terry Boss in December 2017.


As associate head coach, Stoddard helped develop 10 All-Pac-12 selections and 6 All-Region players. 6 players signed professionally during his time in the position, including 2 selected in the MLS draft. Stoddard also lead the charge in bringing in back-to-back nationally ranked recruiting classes to OSU.


During this time Oregon State also earned the NSCAA Team Academic Award in both 2016 and 2017.


Prior to his promotion to associate head coach, Stoddard helped lead the Beavers to several marquee wins. For their efforts, the Beavers notched a trio of All-Pac-12 honorees, including First Team recognition for forward Timmy Mueller. OSU also had 2 more player sign professional contracts following the 2015 season.


In his first season with OSU, Stoddard helped lead Oregon State to the best season in school history, as the team won 12 games en route to its first ever NCAA Tournament win. Senior Khiry Shelton earned All-American, Pac-12 Player of the Year, and Hermann Trophy Semifinalist honors. Freshmen Timmy Mueller was also named All-American, as well as Pac-12 Freshman of the Year.


The 2014 season lead to 3 OSU players signing professional contracts including Khiry Shelton being selected as the #2 Overall pick in the MLS Draft and Will Seymore being chosen in the 3rd round.


Prior to joining the Beavers, Stoddard served as the Graduate Assistant at his alma mater, Indiana Wesleyan University, for the 2012 and 2013 seasons. He assisted in all facets, helping lead IWU to two of their best seasons in program history and a consistent NAIA top 15 ranking. IWU won back-to-back regular season conference championships, and the 2013 conference tournament which ultimately led to their run to the NAIA Sweet 16.


In addition to his coaching duties at IWU, Stoddard served as an age group director and a coach for a club and academy in Indiana.


Stoddard played for Gardner-Webb University (NCAA Division I) before transferring to IWU in 2009. As a player, Stoddard received All-Conference and Academic All-American honors. During Stoddard’s collegiate career he also played PDL for two summers with the Cascade Surge (Salem, OR) and the Northern Virginia Royals.


Stoddard earned his Master's Degree in Management through Indiana Wesleyan University. He holds a USSF National 'B’ License and NSCAA Premier Diploma. He was selected to the NSCAA 30-under-30 program in 2016.


Stoddard and his wife, Heidi, live in Dallas with their two dogs.

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Brett Koziczkowski

Brett Koziczkowski enters his fifth season with the SMU men's soccer program. Koziczkowski spent his first two seasons as the team's Director of Operations and was promoted to assistant coach in January of 2016 and handles the programs year round goalkeeper training.


During his time on the Hilltop, Koziczkowski has helped develop three-time American Athletic Conference Goalkeeper of the Year, first-team all-conference selection, and MLS First Round draft pick, Michael Nelson. Throughout his four seasons with the Mustangs, the Mustangs ranked as high as No. 6 nationally and reach the NCAA Tournament Round of 16 in both 2015 and 2017. He has helped mentor and develop 16 All-American Athletic Conference players including the 2016 AAC Rookie of the Year, 2017 AAC Defender of the year, and 2017 AAC Midfielder of the Year. Koziczkowski has also been a part of two American Athletic Conference coaching staffs of the year (2015, 2017)


In his time at SMU, Koziczkowski has also coached two-time NSCAA All-America first team honoree, MAC Hermann Trophy semifinalist, and MLS Second Round Draft Pick in Mauro Cichero.


Prior to joining SMU, Koziczkowski spent three years as an assistant men's and women's soccer coach at Avila University in Kansas City, Missouri. Koziczkowski served as lead recruiter for the men's team and led the year round training of both the men's and women's goalkeepers amongst other responsibilities. Koziczkowski also served as Sports Information Director.


In his three years at Avila University, Koziczkowski helped lead the women's program to 10-plus wins every year as well as having the program’s goalkeepers rank in the top-15 in the nation in shutouts and goals against average in two of his three seasons. The Eagles also achieved their first ever National Top 25 ranking climbing as high as 19th in the polls in 2013 with a record of 15-3-1.


On the men's side, the Eagles reached their first ever Heart of America Conference Tournament in program history and achieved both their best overall and conference records in a decade. Koziczkowski was also responsible for recruiting the first ever duo in Avila history to sweep the HAAC Conference Offensive and Defensive Player of the Week awards through River Plate academy goalkeeper Jesus Revilla and Fulham Football Club academy forward Louis Gallagher.


Koziczkowski has also served as Director of Goalkeeping for the Jackson Wolves Soccer Club (TN) for two years, served as head girls soccer coach at Fort Worth Christian High School for two seasons, and spent three years as a head coach for the Missouri Olympic Development Program (ODP) placing six players in the regional pool.


Koziczkowski was a former goalkeeper at Lambuth University in Jackson, TN where he played for three seasons (2008-2010). While at Lambuth, Brett was an NAIA National Player of the Week nominee as well as an A.I.I Conference Player of the Week nominee. Koziczkowski was also a member of Lambuth's only NAIA National Tournament team in 2008.


Koziczkowski is a graduate of Lambuth University, has a master's degree from Avila University, and has received the NSCAA Advanced National Diploma as well as the NSCAA Level II Goalkeeping Diploma.


A Stevens Point, Wisconsin native, Koziczkowski currently resides in Forney, Texas with his wife Sarah and their dogs Pickle and Vasily.

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