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Photograph: Coach Matthew Wolf (Courtesy of LSUE)

EUNICE, La. – LSU Eunice has named Matthew Wolf its new men’s soccer head coach, it was announced on Friday.  Wolf comes to the Cajun Prairie after serving in a same capacity at Crowder College for the 2021-22 season.

The hiring of Wolf is pending approval by the LSU Board of Supervisors.

Wolf has been in the collegiate coaching ranks more than a decade, having spent time with junior college, NAIA and NCAA organizations. 

“We are excited to bring Coach Wolf in to lead our men’s soccer team,” LSU Eunice athletic director Jeff Willis said.  Matthew is a perfect fit for the culture we have here – he’s known for his relentless recruiting, has an expansive coaching resume and focuses on student-athletes excelling both on the field and in the classroom.”

In his lone year with the RoughRiders, Crowder advanced to the Region 16 Championship game.

“The more I learned about LSU Eunice both as a school and an athletic department, it’s a perfect fit for my coaching philosophy,” LSU Eunice Men’s Soccer coach Matthew Wolf said.  “There is a deep commitment to excellence at LSUE and I look forward to continuing that in the men’s soccer program.”

Prior to Crowder, Wolf was the top assistant at Indiana University-East (NAIA) for four seasons.  The Red Wolves made four postseason appearances during his stay at IUE, reaching the semifinal round of the River States Conference tournament three of his four years on campus.

Wolf’s other coaching stops include Rogue Community College (Medford, OR – NWAC), Occidental College (Los Angeles, CA – NCAA DIII), University of Providence (Great Falls, MT – NAIA) and Whitworth University (Spokane, WA – NCAA DIII).

During those stays, Wolf had a hand in turning around several of those programs.  At Rogue, the Ospreys enjoyed the greatest turnaround in program history, going from one win in 2015 to seven the following season.  At the University of Providence, the Argos went from 11-7-1 in 2013 to a Top 25 NAIA program with a 17-3 record.

“As a coach, I want our student-athletes to view their time at LSUE as the best decision they’ve made in their young lives,” Wolf said.  “We want to constantly compete, as a program and person, against our potential – becoming better versions of ourselves every day.”

“If we do that, success on the field and in the classroom will be a byproduct,” Wolf added.