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Coven named DIII Coach of the Year

Published: December 7, 2012
Section: Sports

The National Soccer Coaches Association of America has selected men’s soccer coach Mike Coven as the 2012 New England Division III Coach of the Year.

Earlier this year, Coven was also named the UAA Coach of the Year for the second time in his 40-year career. Coven guided the team to a regular season record of 16-2-1 including an 11-0-1 streak to start the season, which established a school record 17-game unbeaten streak dating back to the 2011 campaign.

Additionally, Coven helped lead the team to a 4-2-1 UAA record to claim a share of the UAA title for the first time in program history.

“This was one of my favorite years of coaching, so I’m thrilled to earn this honor,” Coven said in a press release. “I was blessed with a great group of seniors and unbelievable fan support that made this season a pleasure.”

Coven holds a career record of 460-249-50 and a .639 winning percentage, placing him eighth among active Division III coaches in victories and ninth all-time in victories. He has led his teams to 10 NCAA tournament appearances, including three trips to the final four including a national title in 1976 and a second place finish in 1984. He also has made 10 trips to the Eastern College Athletic Conference Division III tournament, winning titles in 1994, 2006, 2010 and 2011.