At the rate he’s going, Rutgers University-Camden and Ocean City Nor'easters men’s soccer Head Coach Tim Oswald is going to need a moving van to haul away all of his Coach of the Year honors.
Oswald just added another national honor when San Francisco-based CaptainU named him its Division III Men’s Soccer Coach of the Year for 2013. CaptainU is a large youth and college sports network that serves over 750,000 high school athletes, youth sports events, youth coaches and college coaches.
Oswald’s latest honor comes after a season in which his Scarlet Raptors posted a 23-1-2 record, advanced to their first national championship game and finished ranked No. 2 nationally in both the NSCAA andD3soccer.com Top 25 polls.
Oswald also earned Coach of the Year honors from The Philly Soccer Page on December 31 after sweeping both national Division III Coach of the Year honors from the NSCAA and D3soccer.com. He also was named the NSCAA South Atlantic Region Coach of the Year and earned his second New Jersey Athletic Conference Coach of the Year honor in three seasons.
Oswald completed his eighth season with the Scarlet Raptors owning a stellar 122-39-22 record. His season started with his 100th career victory (1-0 at Muhlenberg College, August 30) and ended in the national championship game, where the Raptors lost to defending champion Messiah College, 2-1, in the second overtime.
During his tenure at Rutgers-Camden, Oswald’s teams have produced the only four NCAA tournament berths in program history (2008, 2011, 2012 and 2013) and the only three NJAC championships (2011, 2012 and 2013). His Scarlet Raptors also have won three ECAC Metro championships (2006, 2007 and 2010).
Article courtesy of Rutgers-Camden Athletics.