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Tim O'Donohue

Tim O'Donohue enters his third season as Navy's head men's soccer coach in 2018. O'Donohue enters the 2018 season with the 25th-highest all-time NCAA winning percentage across all divisions at .764 (172-43-29).

O'Donohue is the sixth head coach in the 98-year history of the Navy men's soccer program. He is 7-22-6 (.286) in two seasons at Navy.


Prior to arriving at Navy, O'Donohue spent five seasons (2011-2015) as the associate head coach at the University of Connecticut and 10 seasons (2001-10) as the head coach at Division III Stevens Institute of Technology.


In his second season at Navy in 2017, the Midshipmen battled rival Army West Point to a 0-0 double-overtime draw in the Star Game and Army-Navy Cup VI, which was played in front of 8,143 fans at Talen Energy Stadium in Chester, Pa. The Army-Navy game was the third-highest attended college men's soccer game in 2017.


As a team, Navy ranked first in the Patriot League and eighth in the NCAA in saves per game (5.47) in 2017, and senior goalkeeper Mac Burke ranked sixth in the country in saves per game (5.41) and eighth in total saves (92). Navy was 2-13-2 (0-7-2 PL) in 2017.


Despite having less than two months to prepare for Navy's 2016 season opener when he was hired, O'Donohue's first team showed great potential for his program in the coming years, and was resilient, spirited and composed. Navy battled in every contest and 12 games in 2016 were decided by one goal, while four more ended in ties. The Mids were 5-9-4 overall and 1-6-2 in the Patriot League.


Navy was 4-1-3 in games played at the Glenn Warner Soccer Facility in 2016. Navy also was ranked fifth in the NSCAA Northeast Region Poll on Sept. 6, 2016 after a 1-1-1 start to the season.


Brock Dudley was named to the All-Patriot League Second Team in 2016, while Sam Bascom was named to the All-Patriot League Third Team. Goalkeeper Mac Burke led the Patriot League in goals-against average (1.05).


Prior to his arrival at Navy, O'Donohue spent five years at UConn on Ray Reid's staff, and helped take the Huskies to the NCAA Tournament four times, including three straight appearances in the NCAA Quarterfinals from 2011-13. The Huskies had an overall record of 68-22-21 (.707) during O'Donohue's tenure in Storrs.


In his first season at UConn in 2011, the Huskies went 19-3-3 and advanced to the NCAA Quarterfinals and then followed that season with a 17-4-1 record in 2012 with another trip to the NCAA Quarterfinals. The Huskies made their third straight quarterfinals appearance in 2013 with a 12-3-8 mark.


In his final season at UConn in 2015, O'Donohoe helped the squad to a 10-6-6 mark and an appearance in the NCAA Second Round after defeating Boston University in the first round.


O'Donohue had an overall record of 165-21-23 at Stevens and his winning percentage of .844 was the highest in NCAA Division III history when he left Stevens to serve as the associate head coach at UConn.


O'Donohue took Stevens to the NCAA Tournament in nine of his 10 seasons. The Ducks advanced to the NCAA Sweet 16 six times (2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008 and 2009) and were the national runners-up in 2008. Messiah claimed the 2008 national title after advancing past Stevens in a penalty kick shootout. Stevens won the ECAC Championship in 2002 and O'Donohue led the Ducks to an unbeaten record of 18-0-3 in 2006.


O'Donohue led Stevens to nine conference championships during his tenure. After joining the Empire 8 in 2007, O'Donohue led Stevens to the conference championship in four straight seasons (2007 to 2010) before departing for UConn. Prior to joining the Empire 8, the Ducks won the Skyline Conference Championship in 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2006.


O'Donohue was the Skyline Conference Coach of the Year in 2003 and the Empire 8 Conference Coach of the Year in 2010. He was also named the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) All-Metro Region Coach of the Year in 2003 and was a finalist for the Division III NSCAA National Coach of the Year in both 2003 and 2008.


Stevens was ranked in the final NSCAA Poll in each of O'Donohue's final eight seasons with the school.


O'Donohue coached 12 All-Americans while at Stevens with four earning first-team honors. O'Donohue also coached seven conference players of the year, 39 NSCAA All-Region performers, five CoSIDA Academic All-Americans, and 77 all-conference athletes.


O'Donohue holds several merits from the NSCAA including a Premier Diploma and a Master Coach Diploma. He was one of the first five coaches to earn a Master Diploma at the NCAA level. He also previously served as the Region III Technical Director for the NSCAA.


O'Donohoe was a four-year starter at Muhlenberg College and helped the team to four-straight NCAA Tournament appearances and a berth in the Final Four in 1995. The central midfielder earned all-conference honors in 1997. He was inducted into the Muhlenberg Athletics Hall of Fame as part of the 1995 men's soccer team. He graduated from Muhlenberg in 1998 with a degree in English. O'Donohue and his wife, Virginia, have two children, Tadgh and Tierney.

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Mark Risbridger

Mark Risbridger enters his first season as an assistant coach at Navy in 2018.

Risbridger was brought on as a volunteer assistant coach during the 2018 spring season for the Midshipmen, and was then named a full-time assistant coach in August of 2018.


Risbridger most recently was a member of the coaching staff at Springfield College. He served as the associate head coach at Springfield from 2016-17 after serving as an assistant coach from 2013-15. He was also Springfield’s recruiting coordinator.


Springfield was 15-1-3 in 2017 and advanced to the NCAA Division III Tournament Second Round.


During the 2017 season, Risbridger helped Springfield to its first United Soccer Coaches top-15 ranking in program history at No. 12 on Oct. 24, 2017 and the program's first NCAA Tournament on Nov. 11, 2017 against Endicott College, 1-0.


Risbridger also helped the Pride advance to the NCAA Tournament in 2016. Springfield won the NEWMAC Regular Season Championship in 2017 and the NEWMAC Tournament Championship in 2016. The program also won ECAC New England Championships in 2013 and 2015.


Springfield had an overall record of 72-18-12 (.765) during Risbridger’s five seasons with the program.


The first ever Springfield All-American in program history, Luke Alvaro, was one of three players that Risbridger coached at the school who went on to sign terms at the next level.


Risbridger was a four-year starter at Division II Post University from 2009-12. He helped the Eagles earn their highest national ranking in program history at No. 5. Risbridger was Post’s Student-Athlete of the Year and Scholar-Athlete of the Year in 2012.


Risbridger was also a Southampton Football Club Academy Scholar during his youth in England.


Risbridger earned a master’s degree in business administration and a master’s degree in sports management from Springfield College. Risbridger earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Post University in 2013.

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Paul Killian

Paul Killian enters his third season as an assistant coach at Navy in 2018.

In 2017, Navy battled rival Army West Point to a 0-0 double-overtime draw in the Star Game and Army-Navy Cup VI, which was played in front of 8,143 fans at Talen Energy Stadium in Chester, Pa. The Army-Navy game was the third-highest attended college men’s soccer game in 2017.


As a team, Navy ranked first in the Patriot League and eighth in the NCAA in saves per game (5.47) in 2017, and senior goalkeeper Mac Burke ranked sixth in the country in saves per game (5.41) and eighth in total saves (92). Navy was 2-13-2 (0-7-2 PL) in 2017.


In his first season at Navy in 2016, the Mids were 5-9-4 overall and 1-6-2 in the Patriot League. Navy battled in every game, and 16 of its 18 contests were either ties or one-goal games. Navy was ranked fifth in the NSCAA Northeast Region Poll on Sept. 6, 2016 after a 1-1-1 start to the season.


Brock Dudley was named to the All-Patriot League Second Team in 2016, while Sam Bascom was named to the All-Patriot League Third Team. Goalkeeper Mac Burke led the Patriot League in goals-against average (1.05).


Killian joined the Navy men's soccer program after serving as an assistant coach at Stevens in 2015. In 2015, Killian helped Stevens to a 15-4-2 overall record and a 5-0-2 record in the Empire 8. Stevens won the Empire 8 Conference Tournament championship and advanced to the NCAA Tournament.


Killian has a background in goalkeeping and was a three-year starting keeper at Stevens from 2011-13. Killian had a goalkeeper record of 50-8-3 at Stevens with 25 shutouts.


Killian had a superb playing season in 2012 when he went 18-3-1 with an 0.40 goals-against average, 12 shutouts and an 0.894 save percentage. He was named the National Goalkeeper of the Year by D3soccer.com and the website also tabbed him as a first-team All-American.


Killian was 16-3-1 and posted seven shutouts in his first year at Stevens in 2011 and he was 16-2-1 with an 0.45 goals-against average and six shutouts in his senior year in 2013. Killian transferred to Stevens from West Virginia, where he spent two seasons (2009-10), including one redshirt season. Tim O'Donohue recruited Killian while he was the head coach at Stevens.


Killian also played in the Premier Development League with the New Jersey Rangers for two seasons (2012-13).


Killian graduated from Stevens in 2014 with a degree in business & technology.

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