Michael Coakley begins his fourth season at LMU?displays amazing footwork?is incredibly skilled in the air?has learned to play with much more intensity than in earlier seasons?is capable of providing an offensive threat with his size and speed.
Appeared in nine games and earned two starts?put up a shot against Fresno State (Sept. 2) and against Stanford (Sept. 7)?both were shots on goal.
Played in 16 games, earning a start against Tulsa (Sept. 10)?had an assist against UNLV (Sept. 8), setting up Arturo Torres? game tying goal?had five shots on goal.
Played in 18 games and started in six?finished tied for second on the team in goals with four?ended the season tied for third in points (11), shots (25) and shots-on-goal (14)?collected three assists, third best on the team?posted goals against UC Irvine (Oct. 1), CS Fullerton (Oct. 3), St. Mary?s (Nov. 5) and CS Northridge (Nov. 7).
Coakley is a 1998 graduate of Palisades High School in Pacific Palisades, CA?a four-year letterwinner in soccer?also participated in cross country and track?prep soccer coaches were Chris Busasser and Dave Williams.
Michael Director Coakley was born on June 20, 1980 in Los Angeles, CA?the son of Michael and Randall Coakley?has one sister, Raleigh?also recruited by Portland?names ?Dennis Miller Live? as his favorite television show?a mechanical engineering major.