Staff
Head Coach, Camp Director
Mike Noonan

Head Coach Mike Noonan recently completed his tenth season at the helm of the Clemson men's soccer program in the fall of 2019. In his first 10 seasons leading the Tigers, Noonan has re-established the program as a national power. Clemson has reached the NCAA Tournament in five of the past six years, including NCAA Elite Eight appearances in 2016 and 2019, along with a spot in the NCAA National Championship game in 2015. In 2019, Noonan oversaw the nation’s most prolific offense, with the Tigers scoring 70 goals, tallying 214 points, winning the ACC Atlantic Division and being ranked No. 1 in the country in the first poll of November. The 2019 season also saw Robbie Robinson win the MAC Hermann Trophy, validating Robinson’s position as the nation’s best college soccer player.

During his ten seasons at Clemson, Noonan has collected a 110-64-30 record. In his career spanning four different schools, Noonan has amassed 334 wins (334-178-71). The 334 wins put him in the top 20 of all active coaches in career wins, and his career win percentage is in the top 30 among active coaches. Noonan’s 100th win at Clemson came against the Furman Paladins, the same team Noonan’s first victory at Clemson was against, via a 2-0 victory. Noonan has been joined by Associate Head Coach Phil Jones the past 11 seasons, including every match at Clemson.

Over the past seven seasons, 14 of Noonan's players have been selected in the MLS SuperDraft, including a school-record four who were taken in the 2016 draft. Robbie Robinson, who signed a Generation adidas contract prior to the MLS SuperDraft, was selected first overall in the draft, making him the first Clemson men’s soccer player, and second Clemson athlete in school history, to be selected first overall in their respective sport’s professional draft.

Not only have Noonan's teams been successful on the field, but they have also seen incredible success in the classroom. The Fall 2019 semester was the Tigers’ eleventh-consecutive semester having a GPA greater than 3.00. In the past ten seasons, Noonan has had 34 players named to the All-ACC Academic Team.

Associate Head Coach
Phil Jones

Phil Jones enters his tenth year at Clemson as Mike Noonan's associate head coach. Jones is the recruiting coordinator for Clemson Men's Soccer and assists in developing and delivering training sessions for the Tiger squad. He also monitors and mentors players both athletically and academically throughout the year. Jones has brought in top recruiting classes throughout his time in Clemson, and in 2018 the Clemson recruiting class was ranked #2 in the nation. He was named the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NCSAA) South Region Assistant Coach-of-the-Year in 2013. Jones currently has a premier coaching license with the NSCAA and the UEFA B Badge. Jones played soccer and graduated from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University from 1999 - 2002.

Assistant Coach
Camilo Rodriguez

Rodriguez is entering his fourth season with the Tigers and works closely with the Clemson Goalkeepers. Some of Rodriguez's other duties at Clemson include recruiting, scouting, alumni affairs and assisting with daily team training. Before Clemson, Rodriguez was the head coach of his alma mater, Southern Wesleyan University for eight seasons, posting a 94-57-13 overall record, culminating with two NCCAA national championships in 2013 and 2015. He was named the NCCAA Regional Coach of the Year in 2015, and was recognized as the NCCAA Regional Coach of the Year and NCCAA/NSCAA National Coach of the Year in 2013. In 2012, he was named the Southern States Athletic Conference Coach of the Year by unanimous vote.

Director of Soccer Operations/Performance Analyst
Rob Thompson

Rob Thompson was named the Director of Operations for Clemson men’s soccer prior to the 2017 season. Prior to coming to Clemson, Thompson was head coach at the University of New Hampshire for 20 years and is the winningest coach in UNH soccer history. He was honored as the America East coach of the year in 2006 and 2009. He led UNH to the America East regular season title in 2009, and to conference title matches in 2010 annd 2012, dropping both in pks. By coming to Clemson, Thompson is reuniting with head coach Mike Noonan, as the two coached together at UNH in 1993 and 1994. During that two-year span, the Wildcats were nationally ranked and had the best two-year win percentage in UNH history. The duo also coached UNH to its first NCAA tournament appearance in program history. Thompson was named US Soccer Development Academy (USSDA) Regional Coach of the Year in 2008.

Staff Coaches
Experienced Coaches from around the country will be on hand to help provide an an unparalleled camp experience. Coaches from Division I, II, and III as well as NAIA will be represented at each camp. Current Clemson soccer players will assist along with other top collegiate players from around the country.