Franklin, Mass. – Joseph Campbell, a coach with a track record of proven success who is closing in on 150 career coaching victories, has been named the head men's soccer coach at Dean College it was announced today by Director of Athletics, Todd Vasey.
Campbell comes to Dean following eight seasons at Mount Ida College in Newton, Mass., where he led the Mustangs to seven playoff appearances and was twice named Great Northeast Atlantic Conference (GNAC) Coach of the Year (2013, 2015).
"Joe is the experienced coach we need for our program," said Vasey. "His disciplined approach and overall soccer pedigree impressed us all and sent him to the top of our list."
Prior to his time on the men's side, Campbell spent eight seasons coaching the Mustang women. In his first three seasons (2000-02), he was named GNAC Coach of the Year (2001) and guided Mount Ida to three straight North Atlantic Conference championship games, including the league championship in 2001. Overall, he finished as the College's all-time leader in wins on the women's side (69) and had student-athletes named to the all-conference team 18 times.
Before entering the coaching world, Campbell starred as an undergraduate at Mount Ida in the mid-1990's when it was still a junior college, earning first-team All-New England accolades in 1993 and 1994.
Campbell returned to his native Ireland in 2003 where he played semi-professional soccer for Monaghan United. He rejoined the Mount Ida staff as an assistant coach on the women's soccer team in 2004 and then returned to the helm for the 2005 season.
Before joining Mount Ida's coaching staff in 2000, Campbell served as the assistant men's soccer coach at Lasell College for three years.
He holds a United States Soccer Federation (USSF) "C" national license along with a NSCAA advanced national diploma.
Campbell earned a bachelor of arts degree in liberal studies in 2006 from Framingham State.
He takes over a Bulldog program that has experienced extraordinary success over the last two seasons, going an eye-popping 33-3-3 and advancing to postseason play in back-to-back years, including this season's berth in the USCAA National Semifinals.
Dean opens up its 2018 season with a home showdown against Wheaton College on Friday, August 31.
Courtesy of Dean Sports Information