Walsh University

Walsh University Athletic Department
2020 East Maple Street North Canton, OH 44720
Division 2 Ohio Midwest
Private Small National competitor

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Andy Hoggarth

Andy Hoggarth begins his fourth season with the Cavaliers after steadily improving the program during the 2016, 2017, and 2018 seasons. The Cavaliers finished the 2018 season with a record of 7-10-1.


In 2017, Hoggarth led Walsh in its return to the postseason after a three-year absence. In 2016, Hoggarth was named the sixth head coach in the men's soccer program's history. He was formerly the head coach at Slippery Rock University for 2014 and 2015.


While at Slippery Rock, he guided his team to a 25-13 record over two years. After an 11-7 record in 2014, the Rock went 14-6, defeated two teams ranked in the top 25, won its final five games, and won the PSAC tournament championship. Before making his way to Slippery Rock, Hoggarth was an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for the University of Akron's women's soccer team.


Hoggarth has also served as the head coach for both the men's and women's programs at Thiel College in Pennsylvania. He has also been the associate head coach at Shenandoah University in Virginia. While at Thiel, Hoggarth increased the roster size of both programs as he took the men's team from 12 to 30 players and the women's team from nine to more than 30. He also increased the winning percentage, GPA, and retention of players at in both programs.


Outside of the college ranks, Hoggarth has also served as the head coach for AFC Cleveland where he has led his team to a conference championship and won the Rust Belt Trophy.


Hoggarth earned his Bachelor of Science degree in sports studies from Northumbria University in Newcastle Upon Tyne, England in 2003. He later earned his Master's Degree in education, with a focus in health and physical education, from Shenandoah University in 2010. He has also obtained his National Diploma, Advanced National Diploma, Premier Diploma, and English Football Association Prelim License from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.

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Andrew Baloun

Andrew Baloun is in his eighth year as an assistant coach. The Amherst, Ohio native played four years in goal with the Cavaliers. Baloun has an NSCAA National Diploma and a USSF E license. He coaches club soccer for Canton United as a U15 and U16 head coach and club wide goalkeeper coach. Baloun also works at Walsh University as an adjunct mathematics professor. He graduated from Walsh in 2011 with a BS in high school math education.

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Marcus Gurgiolo

Graduate Assistant Coach


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