Four-Time National Champion Coach & Four-Time National Coach of the Year
Head Men's Soccer Coach, University of Connecticut
Ray Reid is the head coach of the national powerhouse University of Connecticut men's soccer team. Building on Connecticut's tradition of excellence, Coach Reid led the Huskies to a national championship in 2000.
Through 30 seasons as a head coach, he has compiled an impressive coaching mark of 445-130-75 (a 74.2% winning percentage -- which ranks him No. 2 in the nation in overall winning percentage among all NCAA active head coaches). In his 30 years as a college head coach, he has led his teams to the NCAA Tournament 25 times, including 18 of the last 21 seasons. During Coach Reid's tenure at UConn, the team has won a National Championship, reached 8 NCAA National Semifinals, earned 9 Conference Regular Season Championships and won 4 Conference Tournament Championships.
17 different UConn players have earned All-American Honors under Coach Reid's leadership with 36 of his players drafted by the MLS (17 in the first round, including Andre Blake -- the #1 overall selection in the 2014 MLS Draft, and Cyle Larin -- the #1 overall selection in the 2015 MLS Draft). Coach Reid also has been named National Coach of the Year honors four times.
Prior to UConn, while the head coach at Southern Connecticut State University, Ray's teams won three national championships, posting an overall record of 146-17-15.
Associate Head Coach
University of Connecticut
Mike Miller, a 17-year veteran of the collegiate coaching ranks, has developed a strong reputation for turning around programs and has recruited and promoted 20 players to Major League Soccer, including 11 first-round picks, in his coaching career. Originally from East Brunswick, N.J., he enters his fourth season as associate head coach at UConn in 2019..
Since coming to UConn, the Huskies have earned seven selections to the All-American Athletic Conference First Team and a pair of players were chosen in the first round of the MLS SuperDraft under Miller’s tutelage – including Jake Nerwinski (seventh overall, Vancouver) and Kwame Awuah (16th, NYC FC) in January of 2017.
Miller comes to Storrs after a Major League Soccer stint with Sports Kansas City as a domestic scout. Prior to his time in the professional ranks, Miller served as an assistant coach/recruiting coordinator at Duke from 2014-16. With the Blue Devils, he was responsible for student-athlete development, fund raising efforts, video analysis, and opponent scouting.
Before a two-year stretch in Durham, Miller served for four years on the Syracuse staff from 2010-2014. During his time with the Orange, he received honors from College Soccer News as one of the nationâ€™s top assistants in 2013 and also was responsible for recruiting a player of players selected in the first round of the 2015 MLS SuperDraft. He was an instrumental figure in helping the Orange bring in three-straight top-40 recruiting classes from 2011-13 and was promoted to Head Recruiting Coordinator in 2011.
Miller received his masterâ€™s degree while serving as an assistant at Evansville from 2006-10, playing an important role in recruiting and student-athlete development.
He got his start in the coaching ranks in 2004 as an assistant at North Florida, coaching for the Ospreys until 2006.
As a student-athlete, Miller played as a keeper from 1999-2004 for Jacksonville University, finishing fifth in single-season shutouts. A two-time Atlantic Sun Player of the Week, he was placed on the All-Conference Tournament team in 2001. He received his bachelorâ€™s degree in physical education in 2004.
Miller is a member of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA), holds several national coaching licenses and serves on the groupâ€™s committee that is responsible for selecting the national assistant coach of the year.
University of Connecticut
Andy Parker completed his fourth season as an assistant coach in 2016. Parker's primary role is working with the UConn goalkeepers. In 2016, Scott Levene excelled under Parker, ranking at the top of multiple American Conference statistical categories. Levene led the conference in goals against average (0.77) and save percentage (.792). He was also tied for the conference lead with eight shutouts registered on the year.
In 2015, Parker completed his first season as assistant coach on the Husky bench, helping the team reach the NCAA Tournament for the 17th time in the last 18 seasons.
Parker concluded his third season as the Director of Quality Control for the University of Connecticut men's soccer team in 2014. The Huskies tallied their 13th regular season conference title with Parker on the bench this past fall, and UConn finished its 2014 campaign with wins in six of its final seven matches.
Prior to his time at UConn, Parker was a four-year letter winner for the men's soccer program at Saint Anselm, earning Northeast-10 All-Rookie Team honors during the 2008 season. Parker earned a starting assignment in all 72 games he played and left Saint Anselm as the all-time leader in minutes played. A member of the 2011 Northeast-10 All-Academic Team, Parker was a two-time team captain and was selected as a 2011-12 Senior Scholar-Athlete.
A 2012 graduate of St. Anselm with a degree in international business, Parker earned his M.S. in Sport Management in 2015 from the University of Connecticut. He also holds an NSCAA National Diploma and USSF "C" License.
Director of Soccer Administration
University of Connecticut
John Donlon completed his third season as Director of Soccer Administration for the men’s soccer team in 2018. His duties are focused on operational tasks including; team travel, team budget, organizing, fundraising events, group tickets, etc.
Donlon's efforts helped aid the Huskies to an average attendance of 3,822, ranking second nationally in average attendance for the second consecutive season. The Huskies also posted second in total attendance, drawing 38,225.
In 2015, Donlon was the Director of Soccer Quality Control for the Huskies and helped UConn reach the NCAA Tournament for the 17th time in the last 18 seasons. The Huskies ranked second in country in average attendance in 2015, drawing 3,504 fans per game to Morrone Stadium.
Donlon concluded his fifth season as head manager for the team in 2014. In his previous role, he served as the primary communications contact for the Goal Patrol as well as worked with opponent scouting reports and videos. Additionally, Donlon oversaw the hiring of student managers for both the spring and fall seasons.
In addition to his work in Storrs, Donlon serves as the Northeast United Youth Director and head coach for their 2004 boys and 2003 girls teams. Also he is the head coach for the U12 Connecticut Boys ODP team and currently holds a USSF National "C" License, NSCAA Director of Coaching Diploma, NSCAA Foundations of Coaching Diploma and NSCAA Goalkeeper Level I Diploma.
Director of Soccer Quality Control
University of Connecticut
Scott Halpern enters his third season with the UConn men's soccer team in 2019 and serves as the Director of Soccer Quality Control, helping the team with ticket sales, match promotions and fan engagement.
Halpern joined the UConn staff after graduating from Ithaca College in 2017. He played four seasons as center midfielder for the Bombers in the Empire 8 Athletic Conference.
UConn sat atop of the attendance rankings for the second consecutive year at the conclusion of the 2018 season, recording an average attendance of 3,213 and total attendance of 38,555 fans.
In 2017, the Huskies average attendance of 3,502 ranked first in all of Division I. The Huskies also finished second in total attendance in 2016, drawing 38,225. Halpern will have a role in the continuing external and internal success of the UConn soccer program. He holds a USSF National D Coaching License.