Donovan takes over as NIACC men's soccer coach

Michael Donovan will be the head NIACC men's soccer coach in the 2019 season.
Michael Donovan will be the head NIACC men's soccer coach in the 2019 season.

MASON CITY - Michael Donovan will take over as the head coach for the NIACC men's soccer program.

Donovan takes over for Leo Driscoll, who was NIACC's head men's and women's coach in 2018.

Donovan will be the sixth men's head coach in the NIACC men's program, which started in 2001.

"I am delighted to have the opportunity to take charge of the men's soccer program," Donovan said. "We have a talented mixture of sophomores and freshman who are keen and ready to get the season started."

Donovan was an assistant for both the men's and women's programs at NIACC in the 2018 season. He will also be the women's assistant coach in 2019.

Donovan played for the Trojans in the 2016-17 seasons. Donovan was a second-team all-region defender during his freshman season.

Donovan won seven state championships as a youth playing for Pace FC and AFC Totton in England. He also won five state championships and one national title playing for Southampton Development academy.

NIACC will begin workouts in the first week of August. The Trojans open their exhibition season Aug. 13 at Waldorf University and kick off the regular season Aug. 25 at home against Lake Superior College.

ALL-TIME NIACC COACHES

Jason Hoenshell (2001-02) 12-18-1

Colin Murphy (2003-06) 17-51-1

Mike Regan (2007-11) 72-20-7

Jonathan Platt (2012-17) 38-62-4

Leo Driscoll (2018) 6-9-1