Matthew Mountford, a native of Preston, England comes to Mercyhurst after a successful playing career and has been coaching in the Erie area in various roles since 2016.
Most recently, Mountford was an assistant coach at State Quarter finalists Cathedral Prep in the fall of 2018. Mountford was also an assistant coach at Mercyhurst Prep for the 2016-17 school year. In addition to coaching at the high school level, Mountford has local ties coaching with MSA Soccer and currently with the Erie Admirals program.
Prior to coming to Erie, Mountford played in Canada with Professional Soccer outfit Kingston FC, winning the Canadian Soccer League in the clubs second full season. While at Runshaw, he helped the Soccer team to the English College Football Championship.
On his arrival to Mercyhurst North East, he set out a very clear goal for the program to have a national Championship appearance, and so far the program is well on their way to getting the right student athletes on campus to accomplish that goal. One thing is for sure, this promises to be a really exciting time for the Women’s Soccer program and all those involved.