|Title:||Head Men's Soccer Coach|
It is hard to think that Head Coach Tony McCall can continue improving the Regis men's soccer program but that is exactly what he has done since stepping on campus. McCall, who is in his fifth season in 2013, guided the Rangers to a 17-2-1 mark which included a 18-game unbeaten streak.
The Rangers were ranked #1 for four straight weeks in the middle of the season, which marked the first time any Regis sport has ever been ranked #1 nationally. The 2012 Rangers won the RMAC regular season crown with a perfect 14-0 record, but fell to Colorado Mines in the RMAC Tournament Championship game. It marks jus the second time in RMAC men's soccer history that a team has gone undefeated in RMAC play.
The Rangers were subsequently the #1 seed in the South Central Region Tournament and advanced all the way to the NCAA Division II Sweet 16, for the first time in program history.
Following the season, Coach McCall was awarded as the RMAC Coach of the Year and the NSCAA South Central Region Coach of the Year.
Senior Taylor Diem earned numerous awards including RMAC Defensive Player of the Year and First Team All-America as well as a Second Team All-America accolade. Martin Maybin was also a two-time All-America selection in 2012 with a second team honor by NSCAA and a third team honor by Daktronics. Logan Miller was the third All-America pick for Regis earning third team by NSCAA.
The winning ways continued for Regis and Head Coach Tony McCall in 2011, his third season with a 13-4-1 (.750) record including a 10-3-1 RMAC record. The Rangers finished runner-up during the regular season in the RMAC.
Anchoring the 2011 season was a potent offense that was ranked 7th nationally at NCAA Div II with 46 goals and a very solid defense that also ranked 7th nationally at NCAA Div II with 10 shutouts in 18 games.
McCall coached the RMAC Freshman of the Year in Logan Miller while Kyle Emge, Taylor Diem, Ben Buhler and Stephen Reed all earned All-Region honors.
McCall's second season in 2010 was one of the most exciting seasons in Regis men's soccer history. The sophomore coach guided the Rangers to their first ever NCAA Division II Tournament berth with a 14-3-4 (.762) record.
Under McCall the Rangers finished with a 9-2-3 RMAC record in 2010, which resulted in a third place finish during the regular season. The Rangers finished with a 7-2-1 home record but had an even better road record at 6-1-2 including a victory over then-top ranked Colorado Mines.
Seniors Nathan Kafer Regis University All Time leading scorer with 45 goals over 4 seasons and Gary Cole were each named to a number of All-America teams, while juniors Ben Buhler and Kyle Emge joined Kafer and Cole on the NSCAA Scholar All-America team.
In McCall’s four seasons at Regis University in addition to the All Americans listed above he helped to develop a team with numerous all-conference and all region players.
McCall had one of the best rookie seasons of any coach in Regis history in 2009. He guided the Rangers to a 9-6-4 overall record and a 7-3-4 RMAC record. The Rangers finished fourth in the RMAC and earned a spot in the RMAC Tournament where they fell to eventual national champion Fort Lewis.
In four seasons at the helm of the Rangers he has guided them to a 53-15-10 (.744) overall record including a 40-8-8 (.786) RMAC record which currently gives him the highest win percentage in Regis Men’s Soccer history. At home the Rangers have a 25-7-6 (.737) mark under McCall.
An accomplished player McCall represented Northern Ireland at both Schoolboy U15 & Youth International U18 levels a total of 18 times. He began his career playing in the Irish league for Ballymena Utd FC where he garnered personal accolades during the 1979/80 season as Northern Irelands PFA Young Player of the Year & Northern Ireland Sports Writers Young Player of the Year before moving to Glentoran FC, Cliftonville FC and Larne FC where his career was prematurely ended at 23 years old due to a knee injury.
As an 18 year old McCall was one of the youngest Irish League players to ever play in the UEFA Cup where he lined up for Ballymena Utd twice against East German side FC Vorwaerts. In 1981 McCall was also in the squad that faced off against Italian giants AS Roma in the UEFA Cup Winners Cup.
McCall is currently an instructor for the Colorado Youth Soccer Association and an Associate Staff coach for the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. McCall was also a Region IV ODP Staff Coach and was the 86 ODP Boys Head Coach that participated in the prestigious Disney College Showcase in Orlando as well as the assistant coach when the regional team toured Costa Rica.
Prior to Regis, McCall was Technical Director for the Colorado Storm Soccer Association from 2005-2007.
McCall served on the Board of Directors for the NSCAA which is the largest coaches’ organization, regardless of sport, in the world for six years. He was on the board of the almost 20,000 member association from 2003-2009.
A native of Northern Ireland, McCall got his first coaching position at NCAA Division I University of South Alabama in Mobile where he was the Assistant Coach from 1987-93. During his time in Mobile McCall coached three NSCAA All Americans. The South Alabama Jaguars won the SunBelt Conference Championship in 1991 and 1992.
Prior to moving to Denver, McCall was the Head Coach at NCAA Division I Stetson University in Deland, Fla. from 1993-98. McCall won 34 games in five seasons at Stetson including an 11-8-1 record in 1997.
McCall was an assistant coach at Metro State for two seasons (2002-03) where he was primarily responsible for recruiting. During his stint at Metro State, he was also the Executive Director for the Colorado Xtreme Soccer Club in Denver from 1998-2005.t Stetson including an 11-8-1 record in 1997.
McCall holds a UEFA "A" License in addition to the NSCAA Premier Diploma, USSF National Youth License, USSF Pro-B License and an Irish Football Association "A" License.
Tony and his wife Jennifer have two girls, Rhegan (7) and Kenleigh (3).
|2010||Regis||14||3||4||.762||9||2||3||.750||RMAC Semifinals/NCAA Tour.|
|2012||Regis||17||2||1||.875||14||0||0||1.000||RMAC Tournament/NCAA Sweet 16|
|2013||Regis||14||4||1||.763||11||2||1||.821||RMAC Tournament/NCAA Elite Eight|