BOSTON, Mass. – Vice Chancellor for Athletics and Recreation, Special Projects and Programs Charlie Titus has named Jake Beverlin of Somerville as the new men's soccer head coach at the University of Massachusetts Boston. Beverlin becomes just the sixth coach in the program's history. Having coached and competed at all levels both in the United States and in Europe, Beverlin will be tasked with making the men's soccer program one of the top teams in both the Little East Conference and Division III.
"Jake Beverlin is a young man taking on his first college head coaching responsibility. He has prepared himself well as the very successful assistant head coach at Bunker Hill Community College over the last several years. Jake brings great energy, skill, and competiveness to the UMass Boston soccer program. He has displayed outstanding recruiting skills that I believe will serve him well. Coach Beverlin is up to the challenge and worthy of the assignment to be UMass Boston's men's soccer head coach," said Vice Chancellor Titus.
Beverlin, will begin his coaching responsibilities immediately in preparation for the 2013 fall season, replacing head coach Myles Berry, who resigned at the end of the 2012 season after an illustrious ten year career.
"I am excited to see what Jake will be able to do this fall with the men's program. He has a great mindset as a college coach and brings a ton of energy to the program," said Berry.
The men's soccer assistant head coach at Bunker Hill Community College in Charlestown since 2009, Beverlin comes to UMass Boston with tremendous experience and knowledge of the game of soccer.
While at Bunker Hill, he played a major part in helping the men's team to a combined record of 36-4-3 over the last two seasons. In 2012, they achieved a second place NJCAA national ranking, the program's highest ranking ever. It was also in 2012 that Beverlin played a major part in leading the Bulldogs to the program's first-ever appearance in the final-four of the NJCAA National Tournament, as well as leading them to a new program best for wins in a season with a 19-3-1 record.
Under Beverlin, the Bulldogs set a new mark for fewest losses in a single season in 2011 as they produced a 17-1-2 campaign, which earned them an undefeated conference and regional record.
As a member of the coaching staff at Bunker Hill, Beverlin saw a total of 24 players earn NJCAA All-Region XXI honors. He also coached two NSCAA and three NJCAA All-Americans.
Beverlin also serves as the assistant coach with the professional team Boston Breakers and helped the squad to a WPSL regular season championship in 2012. Prior to that served as the Director of Soccer Operations at Division I Boston University. During his time with the Terriers, the program won two America East Conference titles.
A 2009 graduate of San Francisco State University, Beverlin earned his bachelor's in political science. While working at Bunker Hill, he received his master's degree in sports management from Southern New Hampshire University, and maintained a 3.54 grade point average. While at San Francisco State he was a member of the men's soccer program. He also currently holds an NSCAA Advanced, Advanced National, and Premier Diploma as well as a USSF "B" license.