Matt Mones, a former assistant coach at Yale University and the University of Hartford, completed his first season with the Brown University women’s soccer staff as an assistant coach in 2016-17 after starting his position on Feb. 19, 2016.
Mones helped lead Brown to a second-place finish in the Ivy League standings in 2016, marking its highest finish in the league table since winning the conference title in 1994. The Bears earned points in 14 of their 16 matches on the season and finished in the top half of the league standings in back-to-back years for the first time since 1993-94. Brown closed the year with its highest winning percentages both overall (.719) and in conference play (.714) since the year 2000.
He aided in the tutelage of Christine Etzel ’19, the unanimous 2016 Ivy League Defensive Player of the Year, to a season in which the goalkeeper ranked second in the NCAA in save percentage (0.921), fourth in goals-against average (0.361) and 13th in shutouts (10) at the end of the regular season. He also helped coached Carly Gould ’17 and Maclaine Lehan ’18 to First Team All-Ivy honors.
Mones spent the 2015 season as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator with the Yale University men’s soccer team after working with Hartford’s women’s program in 2014. He helped the Hawks win the America East regular season championship and served on a staff that won America East Coaching Staff of the Year honors.
Alongside his collegiate coaching experience, Mones has also coached with Yankee United Futbol Club for the past eight years, winning a US Youth Soccer Connecticut State Cup during his time with the club. He has served as an assistant coach with the St. Joseph High School girls program for four seasons, aiding the team to a 71-10-7 overall record and a state title.
As a collegiate student-athlete, Mones played at both Marist College and Boston College. Mones earned a spot on the MAAC All-Rookie team, won back-to-back Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference championships with the Red Foxes, and made two NCAA tournament appearances. Mones is a 2008 graduate of Boston College with a Bachelor of Science from the Carroll School of Management.
A native of Trumbull, Conn., Mones was a captain and four-year starter at St. Joseph High School while also playing for Oakwood Soccer Club, Connecticut ODP and the Region I ODP Team. Mones currently holds a United States Soccer Federation B License as well as a Premier Diploma from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.