Coaching Staff

Rob Czlonka, Head Coach/Camp Director

 

Completed 5 seasons as NSU Head Men's Soccer Coach with at 60-23-12 Record (.695 Winning Percentage)

Key Accomplishments: 

  • Two NCAA tournament apperances in 2012 and 2014
  • Guided the team to the NCAA Quarterfinals in 2012 (Program Best)
  • One MIAA Conference regualr season Championship, undedeated 11-0-1 in 2014
  • One MIAA Tournament Championship in 2014
  • Two MIAA Tournament Finals appearance in 2012 and 2014 
  • Three consecutive MIAA tournament appearances in 201?2, 2013 & 2014

Seasonal Records: 

  • 2011 – 9-6-3 (.583)
  • 2012 – 13-5-3 (.690)
  • 2013 – 10-3-4 (.706)
  • 2014 – 16-3-2 (.810)
  • 2015 – 12-6 (.667)
    • NSCAA Team Academic Awards 4 conscutive years:  2012 (First in program history) , through 2015
    • NSCAA Central Regiona Coach of the Year 2012 & 2014
    • MIAA Conference Coach of the yaer 2012 & 2014

NSCAA Final National Rankings:  

  • 2012 - #11 (Program Best)
  • 2013 - #30 (As high as #5 during the season) 
  • 2014 - #21 (As high as #7 during the season)
  • 2015 - received votes (As high as #17 during the season)
    • 3 NSCAA All-Americans awarded,  1 NSCAA Academic All-American, and 16 NSCAA All-Region Players
    • 4 Daktronics All-Americans, 2 Daktronics Regional Players of the Year, 24 Daktronics All-Region Players
    • 1 MIAA Conference Player of the Year, 31 MIAA All-Conference Award Players
    • School record for Fewest loses in a season: 2013 & 2014 – 3 Loses each season (Program Best)
    • School record for Fewest Goals allowed in a season: 2014 – 17 Goals Allowed (Program Best), 2013 & 2015 – 19GA

Former University of Rhode Island Asst. Coach & Carnegie Mellon University Asst. Coach

Extensive clinic and camp experience including those at the University of Notre Dame, Georgetown University, Dartmouth College, University of Rhode Island, University of Tulsa and Southern Methodist University.

Coach Czlonka holds a NSCAA Premier Diploma & USSF “B” Coaching License

Eric Crawford, Assistant Coach/Camp Coordinator

Member of Coach Czlonka’s first recruiting class, from Toronto, Canada. The most decorated players in Northeastern State school history . . . named a 2012,2015 NSCAA Third Team All-American… 2015 NSCAA Academic All-American… Ken B. Jones Award Finalist . . . has earned 7 first-team all-region accolades (2015 D2CCA, 2015 NSCAA All-Central Region, 2013 Daktronics All-Central, 2013 NSCAA All-Central, 2012 Daktronics All-Central, 2012 NSCAA All-Central, 2011 NSCAA All-South Central) and three All-MIAA First Team honors (2012, 2013, 2015) . . .three year team captain… owns four career goals (one game-winner) for eight points . . . has played in 53 career matches and made 51 starts . . . was the leader of a backline that has broken the school record for fewest goals allowed in a single season in both 2012 (20) and 2013 (19) . . . landed on the MIAA Academic Honor Roll three times (2012-14) and is a two-time MIAA Scholar-Athlete award winner (2012-13) . . . was a member of the 2013 Capital One Academic All-District 7 First Team… League 1 Ontario All-Star 2015,2016

Eric Shephard,

Coach Shephard focuses on training the NSU goalkeepers, A four-year letter winner . . . was a 2014 2nd team all-region award winner and a MIAA Conference 1st team honoree...was named to the 2013 All-MIAA Honorable Mention team . . . has played 22 matches with 15 starts in net for the RiverHawks . . . has recorded a career 10-3-4mark . . . owns a career 1.04 GAA and a .759 S% . . . has 63 career saves and has allowed 20 goals in 1,726:35 . . . was the winning goalkeeper for Northeastern State in the 2012 NCAA Round of 16, the first victory in NSU’s history in the NCAA Championship.