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Stetson University

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421 N. Woodland Blvd. Box 8359 DeLand, FL 32723
Division 1 Florida Southeast
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Emmett Rutkowski

Emmett Rutkowski was named men's soccer head coach at Stetson on Feb. 26, 2020. Rutkowski had served the previous two seasons as an assistant coach for the Hatters.


“We are excited to elevate Emmett to the full-time head coaching role here at Stetson,” Stetson Deputy Athletic Director Alicia Queally said. “He has consistently helped lead a team of talented players over the last two years as our assistant coach. Throughout this latest search process, it became clear that Emmett is the right person for the job. He has the support of his peers both inside and outside the department, and the leadership group of the current team. Many other individuals he has worked with, both on campus and at other institutions, came out to speak on his behalf.


“Emmett embodies what we are looking for in a head coach at Stetson: integrity, leadership and an ability to create a successful team environment so that our student-athletes can thrive in the classroom, in the community and on the playing surface.”


Over the last two seasons, Rutkowski has been the driving force behind the Hatters’ success, helping lead Stetson to 15 wins overall and strong success in the ASUN Tournament. In 2018, the Hatters reached the ASUN finals, and in 2019 they advanced to the semifinals.


“I am very grateful to be the next head coach of the Stetson men's soccer program,” Rutkowski said. “I want to thank Jeff Altier and Alicia Queally for giving me the opportunity to lead the program into the future. I am excited to build a consistent winner in the classroom, community, and on the field.”


In the last two seasons, the Hatters have garnered seven all-conference awards, and four all-freshman honorees. In 2019, Ian McCauley was selected as the ASUN Defensive Player of the Year and was an all-region pick.


Rutkowski came to Stetson from Mercer where served as the Bears’ recruiting coordinator, goalkeeper coach and camp director. In his two seasons at Mercer, the Bears won back-to-back Southern Conference championships and appeared in the NCAA Tournament each year.


Prior to his time at Mercer, he was the associate head coach of the Shreveport (La.) Rafters, an NPSL expansion team. While he was with the Rafters, Rutkowski also spent two seasons as the head coach at Division III Centenary College.


A 2010 graduate of Mary Washington University in Fredericksburg, Va., Rutkowski began his coaching career at Frostburg (Md.) State, before moving on to Dartmouth and his turn at Mercer.


Rutkowski holds several professional coaching licenses, including a USSF National “B” License. Rutkowski received a Master’s degree from Frostburg State in 2012.

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Jack Roberts

Jack Roberts begins his first season as an assistant coach at Stetson.


"I am delighted to welcome Jack Roberts to Stetson University and our men's soccer program," Stetson head coach Emmett Rutkowski said. "After an extensive search, Jack emerged as the outstanding candidate to fit our program. He has an excellent background as a coach and as an elite-level player that will allow him to make immediate contributions to our program and to our student-athletes."


Roberts will serve as Rutkowski's top assistant. He comes to Stetson after one season as an assistant at Saint Leo. A former standout on the pitch at Missouri State, Roberts also coached at his alma mater in addition to a stop at William Woods University. He also owns experience working with club and high school teams in both the U.S. and England.


"I am really excited to be working at a school with such a great reputation, nationwide," Roberts said. "I'm looking forward to being part of a growing University, program and the project that Emmett has here at Stetson."


A native of the United Kingdom, Roberts spent two seasons (2017-18) with Missouri State, helping lead the Bears to a Missouri Valley Conference championship in 2017 and a Top 25 national ranking during the 2018 campaign. At William Woods in 2016, Roberts led the Owls to a 12-7 mark and school-record six conference victories.


Last season Roberts helped guide the Lions to a 7-10 overall record and a 3-7 mark in the Sunshine State Conference, a four-win improvement over the previous season.

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Justin Carey

Justin Carey begins his first season as an assistant coach for the Stetson men’s soccer program.


Carey joins the Hatters after spending last season as a graduate assistant coach at Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, Va.


Carey also spent time as a travel development coach with the Stafford Soccer Association, training and coaching U9 and U10 boys and girls teams. Prior to that, he spent one year as an assistant coach at Riverbend High School in Fredericksburg, Va.


A native of Leesburg, Va., Carey played collegiately at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Va., graduating in 2018 with a degree in Business Administration. A captain during his senior season, Carey also spent three years as a team representative on the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.


Carey is currently completing coursework toward his Master’s degree in Business Administration from EMU.

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