Assosicate Head Coach
The 2017 season will be Kris Hazard's 10th season at American University and third as associate head coach.
At American, Hazard has been instrumental in the Eagles' three Patriot League Regular Season Championships (2008, 2011 and 2016) and their back-to-back-to-back-to-back appearances in the Patriot League Championship Games in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012. Since 2012, AU has reached the PL Championship in 2015 and 2016.
During his time at American, the Eagles are 86-63-30 overall and 43-13-13 in the Patriot League.
In 2015, Hazard was named NSCAA 2015 Assistant Coach of Year for Northeast Region.
Hazard came to American from Tri-State, where he coached for two seasons. Prior to TSU, he served as the associate head coach at Wittenberg in 2005 and as an assistant coach the two previous seasons. Hazard recently served as head coach of the Citadel U-16 boy's team and the Ohio F.C. U-18 to U-13 boy's teams. He holds a National "A" Coaching License.
"Kris brings experience as a collegiate head coach and has an eye for identifying talent," said Head Coach Todd West. "His recruiting contacts open doors previously unavailable to the AU program and those elements will have a great impact in our recruiting process. He has proven valuable on the training ground. He has a calm about him when working with our players that comes from the confidence he has gained through his experiences. Kris will be involved in all facets of our program and we're thrilled to have his insights as we strive to win the Patriot League Championship and win in the NCAA tournament."
Hazard graduated from Wittenberg with a Bachelor of Arts in speech / English.
Ben Mortimer was appointed an assistant coach on the American University men’s soccer staff by head coach Todd West in July of 2013.
Mortimer, the DC Stoddert Academy Director, comes to AU with a plethora of soccer experience.
He holds a USSF “A” License, Goalkeeping License as well as NSCAA Premier and Goalkeeping Diplomas, and was a F.A. Team Leader and Level One Coach in England.
Mortimer was a four-year letterwinner at George Washington, graduating in 2006 with a bachelor of arts in English, making the Dean’s List all four years. He was a two-time Atlantic 10 champion, helping the Colonials to conference titles in 2002 and 2004. Mortimer was also an NSCAA South Atlantic Region Selection, First-team all-conference selection and was named to the A-10 All-Championship Team and the DC College Cup All-Tournament Team as a senior.
Prior to his time at GW, he was a member of the England Schools Football Association U18 team.
Mortimer currently resides in Washington, D.C.
American University men's soccer head coach Todd West has added Manbi Nyepon to the coaching staff as the volunteer goalkeeper coach for the 2016 season.
Nyepon spent the past two seasons at his alma mater, Greensboro College, as an assistant coach for the Division III program.
A 2015 graduate of Greensboro, Nyepon was a two-time NSCAA All-Region Second Team member and guided his team to the USA South Conference Championship as a senior.
Nyepon will work with the five goalkeepers on this year's roster: senior Lucas Belanger, junior Shaun Quinn and freshmen Jordan Schreer, John Plewes and Will McCreight.