Feinstein Previously Served as Mercy College Head Coach Since 2009.
"When looking to fill this position, I had a good idea about the type of person and the qualifications that person needed to have in order for us to continue advancing our program," said Head Coach Michelle Myers. After speaking to Jonathan, I felt very confident that he was that person. Jonathan's success as a recruiter and a head coach is very impressive. The fact that he was able to get 10 players from Southern California to go to his small school in New York speaks to his unrelenting recruiting ability. Recruiting is the lifeline of your program, and it is not an easy task. It takes a lot of hard work, networking and desire. Jonathan understands that importance, has a great network of resources and is passionate about the hunt. I have no doubt that with Jonathan's expertise as our recruiting coordinator we will bring in some very talented recruiting classes."
A Head Coach in his own right at Mercy College since 2009, Feinstein was named Regional Coach of the Year in 2017, first-ever back-to-back winner of the East Coast Conference Coach of the Year Award, and has two NCAA Sweet 16 appearances with the Mavericks.
"Jonathan's experience as a college head coach who transformed a small program into a regional and national success was another key factor in choosing him for this position," said Myers. "His ability to help players reach their full potential both on and off the field, along with developing a competitive team with a winning mindset is something we strive for here at LMU. I know he will push our players to become better every day. As a previous head coach, Jonathan also understands firsthand all the behind the scenes work involved in running a college soccer program and I look forward to his help in all of those aspects."
Prior to arriving at Mercy, he was the first assistant men's soccer coach at Division I Saint Peter's College from 2004-05, where he helped mentor three National Soccer Coaches Association of America (to) Regional All-Americans. Feinstein recruited many of the players who received a bid into the NCAA Division I Tournament in 2006. Before his tenure with the Peacocks, Feinstein was the first-ever men's soccer graduate assistant coach at his alma mater, Manhattanville College, from 2003-04, after a standout career in which he earned a pair of All-Conference honors. He also served there as the interim head coach in 2003, and helped lead the Valiants to a pair of Skyline Conference Tournament appearances.
"I am really excited to be here at LMU and thankful for the opportunity that Bill, Maria, and Michelle have given me," said Feinstein. "I am ready to get started and focus on recruiting and the details necessary to help our program."
Feinstein is a 2003 graduate of Manhattanville with a Bachelor of Arts degree in history. He then went on to receive his Master of Arts degree in liberal arts from Manhattanville in 2004 and holds a United States Soccer Federation National "A" Coaching License, as well as an NSCAA Advanced National Diploma.
"Anytime you can add someone to your program that you feel will not only help your players become better but also yourself and the rest of your staff, you found the right person," said Myers. "I am excited for the road ahead with Jonathan on staff."
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