Alun Oliver '04
Alun Oliver '04
Title: Head Coach
Phone: 240-895-4321
Email: amoliver@smcm.edu
Year: Seventh Season
Hometown: Ponty-Pool, Wales

Alun Oliver was hired as the ninth head coach of the Seahawk men’s soccer program in February 2011. Oliver's background includes more than a decade of playing and coaching experiences both in the United States and overseas. He served as a St. Mary's assistant coach for five seasons (2004-07, 2010) before taking over the head coaching duties.

AT ST. MARY'S

  • 47-56-6 (.459) in six seasons
  • Currently ranks third all-time in wins
  • Four CAC Tournament appearances
  • 2015 CAC Runner-Up (tournament)
  • Set school record for most conference wins with six in 2016
  • Received four consecutive NSCAA Team Academic Awards between 2011 and 2014 after maintaining at least a 3.0 cumulative team GPA

PLAYER DEVELOPMENT

  • 17 All-CAC selections (through 2016)
  • Four NSCAA All-Region players (through 2016)
  • Khalid Balogun '20 - 2016 CAC Rookie of the Year
  • Nick Tait '17 - 2015 CAC Player of the Year
  • Alessandro Burlew '18 - 2014 CAC Rookie of the Year
  • Zack Haussler '18 led CAC in save percentage (.840) in 2016
  • Nick Tait '17 led CAC in goals (15), assists (11), and points (41) in 2015
  • Austin Brown '14 led CAC in saves (98) in 2012
  • 67 student-athletes named to CAC All-Academic Team since 2011 (through 2016)

PLAYING CAREER

  • St. Mary's Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2010
  • CAC Silver Anniversary Men's Soccer Team (2014)
  • School's all-time assists leader with 41
  • 2002 CAC Player of the Year
  • 2000 CAC Rookie of the Year
  • Two-time NSCAA All-Region selection
  • Four-time All-CAC selection
  • Youth and reserve team player with Oldham Athletic Football Club (England)
  • Only Division III player on the Sioux Falls Spitfire of the USL Premier Development League (2001 and 2002)
  • Helped Spitfire to 2001 PDL Heartland Division Championship

CLUB COACHING EXPERIENCE/CAMPS

  • Assistant coach for the boys' Maryland Olympic Development Program since 2011
  • Director of Seahawks Soccer Camp

CERTIFICATIONS

  • U.S. Soccer Federation National B License (January 2013)

EDUCATION

  • B.S. in economics from St. Mary's (Md.) (2004)
  • M.A. in teaching from St. Mary’s (Md.) (2009)

PERSONAL LIFE

  • Lives in Leonardtown with wife, Cathy, and daughters, Rebecca and Samantha, and son, William
Year Overall Conference Postseason
2011 7-10-0 3-5-0  
2012 4-13-0 1-5-0 CAC Tournament First Round
2013 5-10-2 2-6-0  
2014 10-10-0 5-4-0 CAC Tournament Semifinals
2015 9-9-2 4-4-1 CAC Tournament Runner-Up
2016 12-4-2 6-2-1 CAC Tournament First Round
Totals 47-56-6 21-26-2