May 25, 2006
Baltimore, Md. - Head Coach Mark Mettrick has announced the addition of two assistant men's soccer coaches for the 2006 season. Charlie McDoniel and Kyle Swarts join the Greyhound staff as defensive and goalkeeper specialists.
"We're excited to get both of these coaches in our program," says Mettrick. "We obviously feel they can help us reach our goals on and off the field this season."
McDoniel graduated from Loyola in 2000, earning first-team All-MAAC honors his senior season. A defender for the Greyhounds, he started every game his junior and senior years at Evergreen. McDoniel went on to play for the South Jersey Barons in the United Soccer League after graduation.
A native of St. Louis, McDoniel continues to work soccer camps in his hometown, as well as New Jersey and Baltimore. He is currently the Director of Athletic Recruitment at Velocity Sports Performance in Baltimore and is working towards his Masters of Science in Sports Management at the United States Sports Academy.
"Charlie [McDoniel] was a successful player at Loyola and has a heartfelt connection with our program," says Mettrick. "He developed as a player in the St. Louis hotbed and will be asset for us."
Swarts is a 2003 graduate of West Virginia, where he played goalkeeper and earned All-Academic BIG EAST honors three times. During his college career, he was selected to the U.S. Regional Team and represented the East at the 2002 U.S. Olympic Festival in Chicago.
A native of Buffalo, Swarts returned to his hometown and began a career in banking while serving as head coach for Buffalo United Soccer Club. In May of 2005, he transferred to Baltimore and has since coached with the Baltimore Bays and at Calvert Hall. At Loyola, Swarts' primary responsibilities will be training the goalkeepers.
"Kyle [Swarts] has impressed us with his energy and soccer background," says Mettrick. "He played BIG EAST soccer as starting goalkeeper at West Virginia and is involved with the Baltimore Bays. We needed a good goalkeeper coach and are very happy to have Kyle."