Todd Tumelty Named New Men's Soccer Coach

Montclair, NJ (4/19/11) – The Montclair State Department of Athletics has announced the hiring of Todd Tumelty as head men’s soccer coach. Tumelty becomes the 13th head coach in the program history.

“We are very happy to have Todd join us as the head men's soccer coach,” said Director of Athletics Holly Gera. “Todd has been part of our program since 2003 when he arrived as a student athlete.  After completing his eligibility, Todd coached with both our men's and women's programs as an assistant.  He has been a loyal and hard working member of our staff. I look forward to working with him and continuing the fine tradition of our soccer program.” 

Tumelty has been coaching in the Red Hawks soccer program the past five years. He transitioned to the sidelines in 2007 as an assistant coach with the men’s team working with the defensive unit. Over the next three seasons MSU continued its run of dominance in the NJAC winning the league title each season while advancing to the Elite 8 of the NCAA Tournament in 2007 and Sweet 16 the following year. In 2008, Montclair won a school-record 21 games and boasted the nation’s second-ranked defensive unit allowing just eight goals in 22 matches and posting 14 shutouts.

After three seasons working with the men’s program, Tumelty moved to the women’s team in 2010 where he again worked with the defenders in addition to his recruiting and scouting duties.

Tumelty has been part of the Montclair State soccer program since 2003 when he joined the Red Hawks as part of the finest recruiting class in school history that re-established MSU as not only one of the top programs in the New Jersey Athletic Conference but in all of Division III. 

A three-year starter as well as a team captain, Tumelty anchored one of the nation’s top defensive units in 2006 as Montclair State captured the first of four consecutive NJAC Championships while earning its first NCAA Division III Tournament berth in eight years. Montclair advanced to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament, finished 20-1-1 in 2006, the best record in program history at the time which also included a perfect 9-0 mark in the highly-competitive NJAC. Named First-Team All-NJAC that season, Tumelty also landed a spot on the National Soccer Coaches Association (NSCA) All-Region Team. 

Tumelty appeared in 70 games in a Red Hawk uniform scoring seven goals and assisting on nine others, including two goals and four assists in his senior season of 2006.

Tumelty has also served as the head coach of the Parsippany Predators U-16 Boys Soccer team leading the club to the President’s Cup semifinals in 2009. He was also an assistant coach for the Parsippany U-16 Wolves and U-18 United teams. In 2008, the U-18 United finished as the national runner-up in the Super Y League while the U-16 Wolves advanced to the national tournament in Tampa, FL.

Tumelty earned his degree in Physical Education from Montclair State in August of 2007.