The new men’s head soccer coach is a familiar face. Liam McKersie was announced as the leader of the Lions after being an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for the Lions the past two seasons.
“The last two years here at Emerson as an assistant have been the most rewarding experience I have had around sport, thanks to the Emerson players and their passion and effort on and off the field,” said McKersie. “This fall provides an exciting opportunity for our team and staff, as we look forward to competing at a high level and building on the belief we have instilled in the program!”
“Coach McKersie has a proven track record of recruiting men’s soccer student-athletes that not only excel on the pitch, but in the classroom,” said Director of Athletics Steph Smyrl. “The men’s soccer program has a strong foundation of pride and success, and we know Coach McKersie can build on that and bring the team to the next level.”
The men’s team will also have two new assistant coaches this season: Owen Miller and Bo Feekins ’22. Miller was most recently on Boston College’s men’s soccer team staff, and Feekins was a two-time captain for the men’s soccer team. Goalkeeping coach Colin Connolly remains on the staff.
The men’s team has a lot of momentum going into this fall’s season after reaching the NEWMAC championship for the first time. The team finished with a 10-3-6, the program’s best record ever. That led to the coaching staff earning NEWMAC Coaching Staff of the Year, and honored with the United States Coaches Region II Coaching Staff of the Year award.
McKersie graduated from Allegheny College with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, and received a Master of Arts in Psychology from Chatham University. He completed his playing career in 2018 with Allegheny, where he was then an assistant coach to 2021, and then joined Emerson’s staff.