Erush Promoted to Associate Head Coach
Michael Erush, an LMU alum and entering his ninth year on the men's soccer staff has been promoted to Associate Head Coach.
LOS ANGELES - Michael Erush will begin his ninth season on staff with LMU men's soccer as the program's Associate Head Coach, Director of Athletics William Husak and men's soccer Head Coach Paul Krumpe announced this week.
Erush, a member of the LMU coaching staff since 2007, as well as a 2003 LMU graduate and four-time All-WCC selection as a member of the Lions' men's soccer squad, was promoted following the departure of Mathes Mennell, who recently took the head coaching job at UNC Asheville.
"Mike has been fantastic in his development at LMU, first as a player and then as an assistant coach," said Krumpe. "He has spent 13 of the past 16 years on campus involved in the mens soccer program and I'm elated to have him move into the associate head coach position."
In addition to his coaching career at LMU, Erush has coached with numerous club programs in Southern California, as well as serving as a United States Soccer Federation Southern California Scout responsible for evaluating, developing, and scouting youth players for the U.S. National teams.
While a player at LMU, Erush served as team captain during his junior and senior seasons. In each of Erush's final three years at LMU, the Lions advanced to the NCAA Tournament, culminating in a first-round bye and national seeding in the 2003 postseason. During his senior campaign, Erush helped the team to a #13 seed in the 2003 College Cup. He was named All-WCC Second Team in 2000, 2001, 2002, and was named First Team in 2003. He was a First Team 2003 NSCAA All Far West Selection and was named 2003 First Team All-America by the Jewish Review.
Erush became only the third Lion in program history to join the MLS as he played for the Colorado Rapids in 2004 and Chivas USA in 2005. He spent the majority of 2006 with Miami FC of the USL's First Division, where he played alongside Brazilian legend Romario. He has international playing experience, spending time with Hapoel Ashkelon F.C. in the Israeli Second Division, Lombard Papa of Hungary's First Division, and Olimpia Balti in Moldova's First Division.
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