Alun Oliver '04
Alun Oliver '04
Title: Director of Outdoor Facilities/Head Coach
Phone: 240-895-4321
Email: amoliver@smcm.edu
Year: Ninth Season
Hometown: Ponty-Pool, Wales

Alun Oliver was hired as the ninth head coach of the Seahawk men’s soccer program in February 2011 and is heading into his ninth season at the helm in the fall of 2019. 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. Additionally. Oliver was named the Director of Outdoor Facilities in 2019.

AT ST. MARY'S

  • 70-67-10 (.510) in eight seasons
  • Currently ranks second all-time in wins in SMCM men's soccer history
  • six CAC Tournament appearances
  • 2015 and 2018 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

  • 27 All-CAC selections (through 2018)
  • Four NSCAA All-Region players (through 2016)
  • Four United Soccer Coaches All-Region selections (through 2018)
  • Two United Soccer Coaches All-American selections (through 2018)
  • 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
  • 78 student-athletes named to CAC All-Academic Team since 2011 (through 2017)

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
2017 11-7 7-2 CAC Tournament Semifinals
2018 12-4-4 4-2-1 CAC Tournament Final
Totals 70-67-10 32-30-3