Matthew Wolf, Head Coach, began coaching for the Roughriders in the spring 2021 season. Wolf most recently served as Assistant Coach/Recruiting Coordinator at Indiana University East in Richmond, Indiana. His Coach experience began almost ten years ago at NCAA DIII Whitworth University. His extensive experience in recruiting and coaching made him a valuable candidate for Crowder’s program.
“I am incredibly excited to be the next Head Men’s Soccer Coach at Crowder College. Over the last few years I have learned more and more about Crowder while on the recruiting trail. After speaking with Coach Sisemore and the search committee, I soon realized Crowder would be an excellent place to continue my career. I am confident we will be able to provide a first-class academic and athletic experience for our student-athletes and provide opportunities for first-generation college students to pursue and achieve their goals and dreams,” stated Wolf.
Prior to Crowder, Wolf spent 4 season as the top assistant Indiana University East (Richmond, IN, NAIA). While at IUE, Wolf helped guide the Red Wolves to four post-season appearances and 36 wins in the program’s first four seasons. Additionally, he has stops at Rogue Community College (Medford, OR, NJCAA), Occidental College (Los Angeles, CA, NCAA DIII), University of Providence (Great Falls, MT, NAIA) and Whitworth University (Spokane, WA, NCAA DIII).
At Rogue, Wolf assisted in the greatest turn around in program history. The 2015 Ospreys managed 1 win. After joining the staff RCC finished with 7 wins the following year. His year at Occidental saw the program have its best start in school history with an 8-game unbeaten streak and resulting in their first ever national ranking. The Tigers qualified for the post-season for only the third time in program history, with a record of 13-4-3, losing to SCIAC Conference Champion and NCAA Sweet Sixteen Participant, University of Redlands.
The University of Providence also experienced a impressive turnaround while Wolf was on staff. After going 11-7-1 in 2013, the Argos finished the 2014 season ranked in the NAIA top 25 with a record of 17-3. There he coached Frontier Conference Player of the Year and All American Eddie Gutierrez.
Wolf began his coaching journey in Spokane, WA at Whitworth University. While there, the Pirates ranked as high as 9 in the NCAA DIII Poll, won the Northwest conference for the 5th time in 7 years and qualified for the NCAA National Tournament. He coached the NWC Defensive Player of the Year Kyle Novak and All-American Balin Larson.
Wolf has also proven to be a coach concerned about his student-athletes academics. He has coached 20 NAIA Scholar Athletes and 30 Academic All-Conference. At IUE 17 earned Chancellor or Dean’s List. His coaching skills have also put his team in postseason play in all but one year as well as multiple national rankings across the NCAA and NAIA levels and an appearance in the 2012 NCAA national tournament.
Wolf’s experience continues outside the college arena with soccer club coaching in Montana and Livermore, California, as well as working at the Idaho Olympic Development program as an assistant coach provides him with a wealth of knowledge.
Wolf is a 2015 graduate of the University of Providence with a Master’s degree in Organizational Management and a 2012 graduate of Gonzaga University with a Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in History and Sociology.
Crowder College began the men’s soccer program in 2008. The college participates in Division 1 of National Junior College Athletic Association programs.