Webster University

Webster University Athletics
470 E. Lockwood Ave Webster Groves, MO 63119
Division 3 Missouri Midwest
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Mike Siener

Mike Siener has spent 18 years serving in various coaching roles at Webster University, which include stints as Assistant and Associate Head Basketball Coach, Head Men’s and Women’s Tennis Coach and now serves as the Head Men’s Soccer Coach.


Siener, recently completed his sixth season as Head Men's Soccer Coach for the Gorloks. In Siener's six seasons, the Gorloks have rolled up a 41-8-5 record in the SLIAC, finishing first twice. He is 53-37-13 overall and was named SLIAC Conference Coach of the Year in 2014 and 2018.


In 2018, Webster finished with an overall record of 14-4-2 and finished in second place in the SLIAC. The Gorloks set a school record for an 18 game unbeaten streak, which dated back to the 2017 season. The team posted a school record 15 shutouts and posted a school record .63 goals against average for the season.


The 2018 Gorloks placed 8 different players on the post season awards list, as 6 players received All-Conference recognition and 2 received All-Tournament. The 2018 roster featured just three seniors and the Gorloks are poised for another great season in 2019.


In 2006, Siener took over both the men’s and women’s tennis programs. The men’s team amassed just two winning seasons in 20 plus years before taking over both programs. The women’s program had several successful years, but never won a conference title or reached the NCAA tournament.


In his 12 seasons as Head Men's Tennis Coach and 8 seasons as Head Women’s Tennis Coach, Siener built two successful programs, while being named Coach of the Year 4 times. Siener has a career record of 100-73 with the men, and finished 84-26-1 with the women. During his time as head coach, the Gorlok men’s and women’s tennis teams have shattered every school record along the way. Most individual wins for a singles player, doubles team, and career marks in both categories have been set. The men and women also set a school record in total wins with 19, in 2012 and 2013. The women’s team won the programs first conference titles in 2009, 2010 and 2012 and also made it’s first trips to the NCAA national tournament. While the men’s team won its first conference titles in 2009 and 2016. Siener is the all-time winningest coach in both programs history.


From 2000-2011, Siener spent 11 years on the basketball staff at Webster University. Siener was the Head Assistant and Associate Head Basketball Coach under David Kaneshiro and Chris Bunch. Siener served as the recruiting coordinator, Head Junior Varsity coach, and took on various other duties during his time. During his tenure as the lead assistant basketball coach, the program reached new heights under the Chris Bunch era. As Bunch’s lead assistant, the basketball program had an overall record of 121-45 and a SLIAC conference record of 103-31. The men’s program won conference titles in 2002, 2005, 2007, 2008, and 2011. Webster had 20 win seasons in 2008 and the 2011 seasons. Webster set a school and conference record in 2007 with a perfect 16-0 conference record.


Siener has been a part of 15 conference championship teams as a player and or coach in his time at Webster. He is the only coach in Webster University history who has been named coach of the year in three different sports(Men’s Soccer, Men’s Tennis, and Women’s Tennis)


During his undergraduate career he competed in soccer (3 seasons), basketball (3 seasons), baseball(1 season), and tennis(2 seasons). Siener began his college soccer career at Missouri Valley College and soon transferred to Webster University. In his final season Webster’s men’s soccer team set the school record for wins with a 16-1-2 regular season record. During that season, Siener led the team in goals(9), assist (5), and accumulated points(23). Siener still ranks in the top 20 in several statistical categories. Total points in a season (23), goals in a season(9), career goals(14), career assist(13), career points(41), points per game(.87), assist per game (.28), and goals per game(.30), in just 47 games played.


In his three seasons at Webster he earned All Conference honors 3 times in tennis and soccer.


Siener is a graduate of McCluer North High school and Webster University in 2001, with a degree in Education and History/Political Science. He also completed his Graduate degree from Webster in Business in 2007.


Siener and his wife, Jackie, have two children, Maxton and Camden.

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Josh Sellmeyer

After a standout four-year playing career at Webster University, Josh Sellmeyer is in his fourth season on the men’s soccer coaching staff.


Sellmeyer, who primarily coaches the Gorloks’ defense, guided Webster to one of its finest seasons ever in 2017. Webster’s goals-against average was an outstanding 0.99, the fifth-best mark in program history. The Gorloks produced shutouts in 6 of their 10 games against conference opponents. Center-back Justin Schmidt was named the SLIAC Co-Defensive Player of the Year and second-team All-Region. Webster completed the season 12-4-4.

Sellmeyer played for the Gorloks from 2009-2012 and captained the team his final two seasons. He was named the 2012 SLIAC Player of the Year. He was also selected to the All-Central Region second team and the Scholar All-North/Central Region second team in 2012. That year, Sellmeyer anchored a defense that recorded 10 shutouts in 20 games en route to a SLIAC regular-season championship, SLIAC Tournament title and NCAA Division III Tournament appearance.


Sellmeyer was twice named to the All-Conference first team (2011, 2012) and twice helped the Gorloks win the SLIAC Tournament and qualify for the NCAA Division III Tournament (2009, 2012). He ranks fifth in Webster career history with 61 games started.


In addition to his four-year soccer career, Sellmeyer was a four-year member of the Webster men’s tennis team. He helped the program to its best-ever season in 2013, as the Gorloks went 19-3 and claimed their first outright SLIAC regular-season championship.


Sellmeyer has the highest winning percentage in both singles play (.914; 32-3 record) and doubles play (.750; 36-12 record) in Webster history. His 36 career doubles victories rank him third all-time, while his 32 career singles wins rank fourth all-time. He was selected to the All-Conference first team for singles in 2012 and 2013. For doubles, he was picked to the All-Conference first team in 2013 and the All-Conference second team in 2011.


Sellmeyer has coached tennis at multiple high schools and currently coaches the boys’ tennis team at Kirkwood High School. He has also coached boys’ tennis at Mehlville High School and De Smet Jesuit High School. He has coached girls’ tennis at Ursuline Academy.


In 2013, Sellmeyer received the Outstanding Male Student-Athlete Award as well as the Capstone Award for Leadership from Webster University. He was a finalist for the prestigious NCAA Jim McKay Scholarship Award his senior year.


Sellmeyer won several state and regional journalism awards during his collegiate career. He graduated from Webster in 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a master’s degree in media communications. He has freelanced for “Glimpse” — Webster University’s alumni digital publication — since 2015.


Prior to attending Webster, Sellmeyer played soccer and tennis at Mehlville. He was voted as the boys’ soccer Team MVP his senior season and the Defensive Player of the Year his junior season. He was an All-Conference honoree in 2007 and 2008.


Sellmeyer’s duties at Webster include daily practice planning, scouting, academic advising, coordinating the Alumni Game and day-to-day operations. He is the lead recruiter for the St. Louis metro area.

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David Comens

David Comens is in his third year at Webster University on the men’s soccer staff.


During his first year, Comens helped the Gorloks’ goalkeepers to a 1.28 goals-against average with a 0.33 goals-against average in the SLIAC. This included a 564-minute scoreless streak, and starter Ian McReynolds was named to the All-Conference second team that season.


Comens also coaches at the club level for St. Louis Scott Gallagher. In 2015-16, he served as the goalkeeper coach for the U-14 and U-15 U.S. Soccer Development Academy teams. In addition, he coached teams in the U-12 and U-17 age groups.


During the summer of 2015, Comens served as the goalkeeper coach for the Saint Louis F.C. Super 20s, which qualified for the National Championships.

Comens currently works in the ECNL Program as the goalkeeper coach for the U-15 through U-19 teams.


Additionally, Comens is the goalkeeper coach for the Saint Louis F.C. Under 19s as well as the U-19 and U-23 Elite Women’s Programs.


His coaching career began in 2010 at Parkway Central High School in St. Louis, where he served as both the boys' and girls' assistant varsity/goalkeeper coach until 2015.


Comens graduated from Parkway Central and was a two-year captain and two-time All-Conference first-team selection. He played club soccer for St. Louis Scott Gallagher, where his team was a two-time Missouri state champion.


Comens holds a USSF National "C" License and also has a NSCAA Level 2 Goalkeeping Diploma.


His duties at Webster include being the head goalkeeper coach, on-the-field coaching, daily practice planning, game-film analysis, opposition scouting, out-of-state recruiting and travel coordination.


Comens is currently pursuing a master’s degree in business administration from Webster

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