NEW ROCHELLE, NY - Iona College women’s soccer head coach Mike Barroqueiro has announced he is stepping down to accept the associate head coach position at the ACC's North Carolina State University, effective today.
A natonal search for his replacement will commence immediately.
In his two seasons with the Gaels, Barroqueiro increased win production and propelled the squad to the MAAC Tournament. In his first year, the team won five games including fourin MAAC play for a fourth place finish. This season, the team finished with seven wins and dropped a tough semifinal contest to tournament host Marist 2-0.
“Coach Barroqueiro was a driving force behind the turn around of the Iona College women’s Soccer program,” said Eugene Marshall, Director of Athletics. “Mike has recruited the right student-athletes, and has worked extremely hard to develop the soccer skills of the student-athletes that were already here. Through his two seasons at Iona, he also hired excellent assistant coaches to help him move his program forward. I wish Mike all the best, as moves to North Carolina State University as their associate head coach. I know that both he and head coach Tom Santoro will successfully move the Wolfpack women’s soccer program forward.
This will not be Barroqueiro’s first tour in the Carolina’s, as he previously was an assistant and head coach at the College of Charleston in 2010. While at Charleston, Barroqueiro was apart of a staff that led the Cougars to the programs highest win total of 12 in both 2008 and 2009. In his three seasons, the squad earned 33 wins, the most over a three year span. In 2009 and 2010, the Cougars reached the Southern Conference Tournament, finishing second in 2009.
Prior to joining the staff at Charleston, Barroqueiro served as assistant coach / recruiting coordinator at Rutgers University. At Rutgers, he assisted in all facets of the program from developing and overseeing practice sessions to aiding in budget assessments as well as recruiting. He also organized recruiting trips, official and unofficial visits. He developed and implemented goalkeeping training for the nationally recognized goalkeeper Erin Guthrie.
Barroqueiro also served as assistant coach at the University of Maryland-Baltimore County in 2006, working primarily with the goalkeepers while also developing and overseeing practice sessions. He also helped with recruiting from organizing recruiting trips and arranging on-campus trips to assessing/contacting recruits.
A 2005 graduate of Rutgers, Barroqueiro served as head coach of the women's soccer club team from 2003-06 and led the team to a regional runner-up finish in 2004 and 2005, as well as a regional semifinal appearance in 2003. From 2003–2006 Barroqueiro was Director of Women’s Soccer Operations for the Scarlett Knights, as well.