Michael Marchiano joined the men's soccer program as an assistant coach in March 2014. Marchiano came to Loyola after serving two seasons as an assistant coach at Army, where he helped the Black Knights to their best season since 1996.
"Michael was a must have for us," head coach Steve Nichols said. "I coached him growing up and he's been able to win at every level. He won with me as both a youth player and in high school, before going on to have an extremely successful career in college, winning both ACC and NCAA Championships at Maryland.
"He has also coached in both the ACC and the Patriot League, so he knows how to identify the type of players that we need to be able to win conference and national championships. He also has a tremendous personality that allows him to build strong relationships with student-athletes."
In two years at Army, Marchiano helped the Black Knights turn a 4-10-3 record into a 12-3-3 mark in 2013 and a second-place finish in the Patriot League, its best placement since winning the league in 1996.
Army also led the nation in shutout percentage last year, recording 12 shutouts in 18 contests. The Black Knights snagged rookie and goalkeeper of the year honors from the Patriot League, while Winston Boldt went on to earn All-America honors, becoming the program's first All-American since 1974. Bolt also garnered Patriot League Scholar-Athlete of the Year and Academic All-America accolades.
Prior to his time at West Point, Marchiano spent two seasons as a volunteer assistant coach at Maryland before heading to Wisconsin-Milwaukee as an assistant coach. In College Park, he helped his alma mater to a 34-9-3 record in those two seasons and back-to-back appearances in the quarterfinal round of the NCAA Tournament.
As a collegiate student-athlete, Marchiano played in 59 games at Maryland from 2005-08. He helped the Terrapins to a 68-18-8 record and a pair of Atlantic Coast Conference Championships and NCAA titles in 2005 and 2008. A two-time team captain, he was awarded the team's Peter Lowry Award as a senior, an honor given to the team member who exemplifies academic excellence, leadership and distinguished citizenship on campus.
Post-collegiately, Marchiano had a brief playing career with Real Maryland of the United Soccer League and spent a year working in the private sector of the Wasserman Media Group.
Marchiano, a native of Bel Air, Md., graduated from Maryland in 2009 with a bachelor of arts degree in economics.