Tim Chastonay has been the head coach of the Bellarmine University men’s soccer team since 1998, amassing the most wins in program history during his tenure while earning Great Lakes Valley Conference Coach of the Year honors in 2005.
Chastonay will enter his 22nd season in 2019.
Bellarmine finished 12-5-2 in 2018. The Knights tied both the most overall wins and the most conference victories (nine) in program history. Bellarmine finished second in the league and earned the No. 2 seed in the GLVC Tournament, where the Knights advanced to the finals. Jonas Skulstad became the program's first GLVC Defensive Player of the Year honoree and the Knights had a program-record three first-team All-GLVC recipients (Skulstad, Tomas Bernedo, Micah Linscott).
In 2017, Chastonay's Knights tied a program record with nine GLVC wins. Bellarmine's 11 overall victories were one shy of the program record. The Knights earned a berth in the GLVC Tournament marking their 10th appearance in 11 years. On Oct. 20, Bellarmine defeated second-ranked and Final Four-bound Rockhurst 2-1. Eddie Williamson was named GLVC co-Freshman of the Year.
From 2009-12, the Knights posted double-digit wins in every season. Bellarmine had one of its best seasons ever in 2012 as Chastonay's Knights went 10-5-3 overall and 9-3-3 in the GLVC. The nine conference wins matched a program record that the Knights first set in 2011.
In 2010, Bellarmine finished 10-5-2 and the Knights reached their highest national ranking ever as they checked in at No. 18 in the NSCAA poll. That season came on the heels of an 11-win campaign in 2009 and, two years before that, the Knights tied a program record with 12 wins. Ross Hopkins became the program's first All-American in 2009 after garnering second-team honors from Daktronics. Hopkins and Brad Barraclough both reaped All-America recognition in 2010.
Chastonay also led Bellarmine’s women’s program for 12 seasons, guiding the program to its first-ever appearance in the NCAA Tournament in 2009.
Prior to coming to Bellarmine, Chastonay was a successful high school coach in Louisville at Eastern High School. He spent four seasons at the lead of the Eagles soccer team, where he compiled a 71-19-2 record including winning the 1996 Kentucky state championship and finishing the season ranked nationally in the top 25. For his accomplishments that season, he was named the KHSAA Soccer Coach of the Year.
A 1993 Bellarmine graduate, Chastonay was a four-year member of the soccer team, where he helped lead the Knights to a GLVC runner-up finish three times. As a senior, he was named to the All-GLVC team and also received Bellarmine’s Silver Knight award for athletic achievement and sportsmanship. After his collegiate career, Chastonay spent one season playing semi-pro soccer for the Louisville Thoroughbreds of the USISL.
Chastonay in 2017 was inducted into the Kentucky Youth Soccer Association's Hall of Fame as part of the Javanon '81 team that he coached to the 1997 USYSA National Championships title. He was recognized as the KYSA's Boys Select Coach of the Year in 2008 and 2017.
Chastonay lives in Louisville with his wife, Kelli, and their two children, AJ and Ryan.