Coach McGonigle is in his third season as head coach of the OU men’s soccer program.
The 2016 Braves finished with an overall record of 6-11-2 and a KCAC record of 5-5-1. OU qualified for the second straight season for the KCAC Post Season Tournament. The Braves had four players earn All-KCAC honors. Sheldon Hayes, Ross Anderson, and Edward Maya were named Second Team All-KCAC. Eric Maldonado was named Honorable Mention All-KCAC.
The Braves had their best season in McGonigle’s first year since the 2012 season, finishing with an overall record of 7-11-2, a KCAC record of 6-3-1, and an appearance in the KCAC Men’s Soccer Tournament Semifinals. McGonigle had seven players earn All-KCAC honors. Senior forward Kyler Grimes earned First Team All-KCAC honors and led the conference in scoring with 15 goals. The Braves were named the 2015 KCAC Men’s Soccer Team of Character for their work in the Ottawa, Kan. community.
Before becoming the head coach, McGonigle spent two years as a graduate assistant coach with the OU women’s soccer program.
McGonigle has earned his USSF ‘C’ Coaching License as well as the Levels 1 and 2 Goalkeeping Diplomas from the NSCAA. He has also begun working with the Kansas Olympic Development Program (ODP).
Prior to coming to Ottawa, McGonigle served as a staff coach for three years at the Southern Soccer Academy in Atlanta, GA. He has also been on staff at several soccer camps including Global Youth Sports and the University of Mississippi.
McGonigle earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in 2012 from Southern Polytechnic State University in Marietta, Ga. His time as a member of the men’s soccer program at Southern Poly included a trip to the NAIA National Tournament second round, a regular season conference championship, a national ranking as high as no. 4, and he earned Academic All-Conference honors from the Southern States Athletic Conference in 2009.
McGonigle received his Master’s in Business Administration from Ottawa University.
Coach Rosas-Hernandez is in his first season as a graduate assistant with the OU men’s soccer program.
Before coming to Ottawa University, Rosas-Hernandez was a volunteer assistant coach with the women’s soccer team at Angelo State University in San Angelo, Texas. He assisted with the planning and implementation of soccer practice with the non-traveling team, helped with game-day setup, and helped recruit and scout for ASU.
Prior to that, Rosas-Hernandez attended soccer practices at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Ariz, where he learned from Coach Schellas Hyndman and his staff during their 2016 spring season. In addition, he spent time as an assistant coach with Desert Vista High School in Phoenix. Rosas-Hernandez was also an assistant coach with Paradise Valley Community College, was a youth and recreation soccer coach at the Sereno Soccer Club, and was a volunteer assistant with Club Tigers U-17. Rosas-Hernandez has certificates E and F from the U.S. Soccer Federation.
Rosas-Hernandez has an extensive playing background, competing for the Adrenaline Futsal of the Major League Futsal USA and he was captain of the Grand Canyon Intramural Soccer Competitive Division I team. He also played for Desert Vista High School, and was a member of the Sereno Soccer Club, the Ahwatukee Foothills Soccer Club, and the Escuela de Futbol Cruz Azul.
Rosas-Hernandez graduated in 2015 summa cum laude with a bachelor of science in Sports Management from Grand Canyon University. He is getting his masters in business administration - Leadership Development from Ottawa University.
Coach Wylie is in his second season as a graduate assistant coach with the Ottawa University men’s soccer team.
Before coming to OU, Wylie was an assistant women’s soccer coach at Neosho Community College in Chanute, Kan. He assisted the head coach with on and off the field coaching, planed and led practice sessions, did daily goalkeeping practice and was responsible to game day statistic reporting. Wylie also assisted with recruiting and helped with academic support of the student athletes. He also served as an academic coach for NCCC.
Wylie was also involved with the Kansas Olympic Development Program (ODP) and Sporting Kaw Valley where he was a Premier Head Coach. In 2011, Wylie was a youth coach for Challenger Sports, coaching youth from ages 3-16 year olds.
He graduated from Ottawa University in 2010 with a degree in exercise science. Wylie was a four year lettermen, earning First and Second Team All-KCAC at midfield. He was also named to the 2000-09 Ottawa University Men’s Soccer All-Decade Team.
Wylie has several professional coaching licenses and certifications. He has his NSCAA National Diploma, a NSCAA Goalkeeper Level 2 Diploma, a NSCAA Goalkeeper Level 1 Diploma, a USSF National D License, and a USSF National E License. With the Scottish Football Association, Wylie has his Level 1 Specialist Coaching – Goalkeeping, a Level 3 Youth Coaching – Coaching in the Game, a Level 2 Youth Coaching – Coaching Youth Footballers, and a Level 1 Youth Coaching – Development Activities.
He is getting his masters in education from Ottawa University.