The Sacred Heart University (SHU) women’s soccer head coach, Matt Micros, won his 100th game on Thursday, Sept. 7. The team secured a 2-0 victory over the Manhattan Jaspers, providing Micros his milestone achievement.
This season kicked off Micros’ sixth year of coaching at SHU. Prior to his position at SHU, Micros was the head coach at Post University in Waterbury, Connecticut, where he picked up 64 wins. In 2018, Micros found his new home at SHU, and since then earned another 36 wins to accomplish a career milestone of 100 wins.
“It shows that I’ve just hung around long enough to do it,” said Micros.
In late August, the team faced off against San Diego State University. During their game, an announcer made a comment about Micros being one win away from 100 victories. His wife heard the good news and informed Micros about his soon-to-be triumph.
“I had no idea. I hadn’t really paid that close attention to it until she mentioned it,” said Micros.
Two of his athletes gave some insight and shared their feelings towards their coach.
One of them was senior and captain Maria Nolan, who has played under coach Micros for four years.
“Every season he has us all come to his house for a team dinner. For game days, he takes the time to find a game day quote, he then prints and laminates 40 copies of that quote so we can play with it in our left shin guards,” said Nolan.
Junior Grace O’Hara also talked about Micros. “To play under him I feel like I have improved a lot as an athlete,” said O’Hara. Although Micros is grateful for this experience and proud of his 100 wins, he is already looking ahead. “I would love to see the girls win the conference championship. That’s a goal I have more than anything. That’ll be the ultimate accomplishment,” said Micros.
The Pioneers look to extend Micros’ win count as they host the Fairleigh Dickinson
Knights on Thursday, Sept. 21 at Park Avenue Field.
Sacred Heart Athletics contributed to this article.