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Maryville University Director of Athletics Marcus Manning announced David Korn as the head coach for the Saints men’s soccer team. Korn spent the last two seasons at nearby SIU Edwardsville, an NCAA Division I school, and was co-head coach when the Cougars reached the 2014 NCAA Tournament.
“In David, we have identified a head coach who has a proven track record for recruiting, student-athlete development on and off the field, and competitive success,” Manning said. “In addition, David has experience in collaborating with internal and external constituents, which fits within the fabric of Maryville University. We are excited to have David join SaintsNation.”
“It is a great honor and privilege to become the head coach of the Maryville men’s soccer program,” Korn said. “I want to thank Athletic Director Marcus Manning and the selection committee for giving me this fantastic opportunity. I look forward to building upon the traditions and success of the program that our alumni, past coaches, and players have all worked so hard to build.
“We have high expectations for our program moving forward and will continue to strive for success in the classroom, on the field, and socially,” Korn said. “We look forward to creating an environment that will allow us to compete for GLVC conference championships and national championships, while also preparing our student-athletes to be successful in life after college.”
Korn served as the co-head coach at SIUE in 2014. In his first season with the program, he led SIUE to its first Missouri Valley Conference tournament championship and a bid to the NCAA Division I Tournament. The Cougars recorded a 1-0 victory at Northwestern before getting eliminated by No. 18 California. In 2015, Korn served as the program’s associate head coach. While at SIUE, he supervised two players, Matt Poster and Christian Volesky, who were selected in the 2015 Major League Soccer SuperDraft, as well as 2016 SuperDraft selection Justin Bilyeu.
Prior to SIUE, Korn worked for three years at Wright State University and was promoted to associate head coach in 2012. He helped the Raiders earn two Horizon League Tournament bids and an appearance in the 2011 championship game. Korn helped the Raiders record their first winning season in a decade, and Wright State’s 11 wins in 2011 were just the third time in nearly two decades that the program won more than 10 games. He coached the Horizon League Newcomer of the Year in 2011 and 2012, as well as nine All-Horizon League selections.
Korn spent the 2008-2010 seasons at the University of Denver and aided the Pioneers to two NCAA Tournament bids. In 2008, he helped the team post a 10-7-2 record, 8-1-1 in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation, and earn the program’s first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance. In 2010, the Pioneers received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament, before getting eliminated 1-0 in double overtime by UC Santa Barbara. During his time at UD, the Pioneers had three players drafted in MLS SuperDraft. Korn’s first collegiate position was as an assistant coach at Lafayette College in 2007. He helped the Leopards post a 10-4-6 record and reach the championship game of the Patriot League Tournament.
A native of Tucson, Ariz., Korn graduated from the University of Arizona in 2007 with a bachelor’s degree in business management. He earned a master’s degree in organizational leadership from the University of Denver in 2010.