Bethany College has hired Sean McMannis of Lake Forest, Calif., to coach its women’s soccer team and Kevin Megli of Dallas, Texas, to coach its men’s soccer team.
McMannis comes to Bethany from Burbank, Calif., where he has been the head girls’ soccer coach at Marantha High School for the past two years. He has also been the Crescenta Valley Soccer Club head coach for both boys and girls teams for the last four years.
McMannis is a 2005 graduate of The Master’s College in Santa Clarita, Calif., where he played soccer as a left back for four years. In 2001, his team won the NCCAA National Tournament in Florida. McMannis was the head scout for The Master’s College women’s soccer team (NAIA Div. 1) when the team ended its season ranked fourth in the nation. McMannis also holds a master’s degree in coaching and athletic administration from Concordia University in Irvine, Calif. He holds a NSCAA National Diploma and a USSF “C” license in coaching.
McMannis is married to Raeanna (Elze) McMannis of Fairfield, Calif., and they have one daughter.
Megli comes to Bethany from Dallas, Texas, where he was an associate head coach for both men’s and women’s soccer teams at Richland College. While there, Megli was part of six national title wins, eight national finals, and ten national tournament bids.
Megli has also coached top club teams in the nation, serving as goalkeeper coach, academy director and staff coach for the Solar Soccer Club and Sting Soccer Club. He holds a NSCAA Advance National Diploma and a USSF “B” license in coaching.
Megli is a 2003 graduate of York College in York, Neb., where he played soccer. He received numerous awards, including NAIA Player of the Week and All-Region and All-American nominations.
Athletic Director Jon Daniels adds, “We are very fortunate to have two new soccer coaches that will be an asset to our soccer programs, the athletic department and Bethany College. I look for good things to happen within the soccer programs. I also look forward to working with both of them as we move forward toward making Bethany College some place special.”