BETHANY, W.Va. – Bethany College Director of Athletics Brian Sansom is announcing the hiring of Matthew Wolf as the new head coach for men’s soccer.

​”Throughout the interview process, I was impressed by Matt’s vision for the program and how he plans to implement that vision. Matt brings extensive soccer coaching experience, as well as a history of developing programs to the highest levels of success,” says Sansom. “Matt is committed to developing talented soccer players and preparing student-athletes for success in their academic pursuits and as individuals within their communities. We look forward to Matt starting his next chapter in Bethany as he builds upon the rich history of our men’s soccer program.”

Mat WolfWolf will lead the charge of the winningest soccer program in the Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) with over a decade of coaching experience in the world of college soccer. He comes to Bethany from Louisiana State University at Eunice (LSUE), which is the only junior college connected directly to Louisiana State University. During his two seasons serving as the head coach at LSUE, Wolf led the country in wins against ranked opponents en route to two national rankings (as high as #3 in 2023), two Region XXIII championships, and a trip to the NJCAA National Tournament. Wolf finished his final season at LSUE with the finest season in school history going 12-1-1, boosting his multi-season record to 24-8-1 while staying undefeated at home (11-0).

“I am incredibly excited to be the next Bethany men’s soccer coach,” says Wolf. “The program has a rich history in NCAA DIII and the Presidents’ Athletic Conference. I am looking forward to building on appearances in two of the last three PAC championship games and consistently competing to be in the national tournament.”

Before his success in Louisiana, Wolf landed his first head coaching job at NCJAA Crowder College in Missouri where he led the team to a runner-up finish in Region XVI.

Wolf began his impressive career as an assistant coach at Whitworth University in Wash., helping coach a top 10 nationally ranked team that posted 13 shutouts. He spent a few years at the University of Providence in Mont., winning a conference title in the process before heading west to Los Angeles, Calif., to join the coaching staff at Occidental College. That fall, Occidental achieved their first ever national ranking. Wolf stayed near the coast but traveled north for his next position at Rogue Community College in Ore. He chose to go inland for his final assistant job at Indiana University East where he served for four seasons.

“In addition to the athletic history, Bethany has a well-respected academic tradition that challenges its student-athletes to meet their academic potential,” says Wolf. “I want to thank the President, Dr. Caridi, and Athletic Director, Brian Sansom, for entrusting me with this opportunity. Go Bison!”