Feb. 10, 2012
LOS ANGELES - Following five years at the helm of the LMU women's soccer program, Joe Mallia has accepted an assistant coach position with the University of Tennessee women's soccer team.
In his five-year head coaching tenure, Mallia guided the Lions to a 50-34-11 (.584) overall record, including a 12-win inaugural campaign in 2007 - the most victories since 2000 and the second-most wins in school history. He led the Lions to four consecutive 10-win seasons, a pair of top three finishes in the West Coast Conference and recorded more wins (43) over his first four seasons in charge than any women's soccer coach in program history.
Prior to his time at LMU, Mallia spent two years as the assistant head coach at UCLA, helping the Bruins to consecutive appearances in the NCAA College Cup. He also served as the head coach at Loyola College (Md.) for seven years, compiling an 87-45-9 record, leading the Greyhounds to five MAAC Tournament Championships and five trips to the NCAA Tournament.
At Tennessee, Mallia will join recently hired head coach Brian Pensky, who served as an assistant coach to Mallia in 2001 at Loyola College.
Michelle Myers, an assistant coach with the LMU women's soccer program for 15 years, has been named the Lions' Interim Head Coach.
- GO LIONS -