Alan Koch


BGS,  2000

Alan Koch has been at the helm of the SFU men's soccer program since 2008. He is the quickest coach in SFU history to get to the 100-win milestone. He has an overall head coach record of 127-32-5 (105-16-5 at SFU for a winning percentage of 0.839.) He has earned six consecutive Conference Coach of the Year awards since arriving on the hill and three regional coach of the year honours.

2009: In a historic final full season competing at the NAIA, Koch led the team on a memorable ride to the Final Four of the NAIA National Championships. SFU lost to the eventual National Champions but were rewarded with the program's first ever National player of the year. During a season of milestone feats, the team became the first SFU team since 1987 to record 20 victories in a season. They finished with a 20-4 record.

2010: SFU completed their final season in the NAIA and their second year in the NCAA transition with a 19-2 record. They were ranked as the #1 team in the NAIA for 6 weeks, and became the first team from a non-American institution (in any sport) to win a NCAA Conference Championship.

2011: Koch led the Clan to an 18-0-1 record. In their provisional year competing as a NCAA Division II institution, SFU posted a nineteen game unbeaten streak, and became the first SFU team to go undefeated in a season. The Clan repeated as GNAC Conference Champions, won the USF Provisional Classic, and finished the regular season ranked as the #1 team in the nation.

2012: The Clan finished the year with a 19-2-1 record repeating as the GNAC champion, winning the West Region championship and making history becoming the first non-American institution to play in a NCAA final four in any sport. The team finished as the #3 ranked team in the nation.

2013: Koch guided the program to their fourth consecutive GNAC conference title, the second consecutive West Region title and the second consecutive trip to the NCAA final four. The team finished with an 18-3-2 record and ranked #3 in the nation in the final polls.

Also in 2013, Koch helped lead Team Canada in the 2013 Macabbi Games in Jerusalem, Israel to a Bronze medal after a hard fought 4–1 win against Mexico. Koch's Team Canada qualified to the quarter-finals as the runners up in the group after beating Chile 3–0, Venezuela 4–1 before losing to the defending champions Argentina 4–1 in the final group stage match.

While the men's soccer program at SFU has always been a successful one, Koch clearly has taken it to a new level. Not only has he compiled the program's best winning percentage, he has guided the Clan to a Top Ten ranking in either the NAIA or the NCAA in every season he has been at the helm. Far West region coach of the year honours, NAIA and NCAA Final Four appearances, the national player of the year, eight first team All-Americans, four consecutive NCAA conference championships, two consecutive NCAA regional championships and back to back berths into the NCAA Final Four, stand out as highlights of his tenure.

Connect with him on Twitter at @AlanKochSFU




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