Lopez Tabbed as Head Men's and Women's Soccer Coach
Joe Lopez has been tabbed as the next Head Men's and Women's Soccer Coach at Manhattan Christian College. Coach Lopez comes to the Thunder after serving as the Head Soccer Coach at Temple Christian Academy in Flower Mound, Tx during the 2020 and 2021 seasons. A 2020 graduate of Pensacola Christian College, where he served as an assistant coach during the 2016 and 2017 seasons, Lopez comes to Manhattan with experience at the collegiate, club and high school levels and will be tasked with taking over both the Men's and Women's Soccer programs at MCC.
The women's side of the game the team has been decimated by the pandemic, having only completed one full season during the last two years while on the men's side Lopez will be taking over for NCCAA HOF Coach, Dr. Rick Wright who retired following the 2021 season after one final trip to the National Tournament.
"We are excited to bring Coach Lopez and his wife, Danielle, onto our campus and into the MCC family. His passion for his student-athletes and desire to see them succeed not only in soccer, but in life and desire to help them grow spiritually was a major selling point for us," commented Jordan Strom, Director of Athletics.
Coach Lopez has jumped right into the deep end of the pool with both recruiting and scheduling for the 2022 men's and women's seasons. To get in touch with Coach Lopez please reach out to him at Joe.firstname.lastname@example.org.