Aug 29, 2013
EASTON, Pa. - Lafayette Head Men's Soccer Coach Dennis Bohn has received a contract extension that runs through the 2016-17 academic year, Director of Athletics Bruce McCutcheon announced Thursday. Bohn has guided Lafayette to 12 consecutive winning seasons and three Patriot League championships since taking over as head coach prior to the 2001 season.
"Dennis Bohn is an exemplary teacher, coach, and mentor who has built a signature men's soccer program at the College," McCutcheon said. "His record of athletic accomplishment speaks for itself with three Patriot League championships and 12 consecutive winning seasons. However, it is coach Bohn's dedication to the overall educational experience of his athletes that sets him apart. We are thrilled that he will continue his great work on College Hill for many years to come."
The longest-tenured coach in program history, Bohn has produced nothing but winning teams. The Leopards' 12 straight winning seasons is one of only 12 streaks of that length across all of Division I men's soccer. A 1998 graduate of Columbia, Bohn has amassed a 117-68-40 (.608) career record, including a 40-26-20 (.581) mark in Patriot League play and a 57-20-16 (.698) tally at Oaks Stadium. His 117 career victories rank second in Lafayette history and Bohn has also directed the Leopards to three appearances in the NCAA Tournament, most recently in 2012.
In addition, Bohn's student-athletes have achieved success in the classroom. His team has demonstrated a commitment to academics by combining for 23 consecutive semesters with at least a 3.0 grade-point average, including a 3.39 GPA this past fall, the highest in the Patriot League. Individually, Bohn has mentored five Class of 1913 Trophy winners and this past year's Pepper Prize honoree, Zach Winthrop '13.
"I'm incredibly excited to continue my career here at Lafayette and to be part of this year's 100th Anniversary Season," Bohn stated. "I've always said there's no place I would rather coach than at Lafayette, and am honored that I will be able to lead this program going forward. I want to thank Dr. McCutcheon and the entire College administration for its support. I'm looking forward to defending our Patriot League championship in 2013."
Bohn and the Leopards begin their 100th Anniversary Season on Friday evening when they host La Salle at Oaks Stadium. Kickoff against the Explorers is scheduled for 7 p.m.