CLEMSON, S.C. – Clemson men’s soccer head coach Mike Noonan will be serving as one of eight coaches at the upcoming 2019 adidas MLS Player Combine, which begins today and runs through Jan. 9 in Orlando, Fla.
Noonan will be joined by fellow collegiate head coaches Bo Oshoniyi (Dartmouth), Damon Rensing (Michigan State) and Johnny Torres (Creighton), associate head coaches Matt Chulis (Virginia) and Steve Totten (Princeton) and assistant coaches Jeff Matteo (Seton Hall) and Michael Behonick (Pittsburgh) at the combine.
Noonan will be coaching selected players from universities in the United States and Canada, and the players will undergo various tests and play in scrimmages for scouts of all MLS teams at Orlando City Stadium in Orlando, Fla. The 2019 SuperDraft is then set to take place on Jan. 11 at McCormick Place convention center in Chicago.
In his first eight seasons leading the Tigers, Noonan brought the program back into the national spotlight. Clemson reached the NCAA Tournament each year from 2013 to 2017, including an NCAA Elite Eight berth in 2016 and a spot in the NCAA National Championship game in 2015, when the Tigers finished as the national runner-up. Noonan also led the program to an ACC Tournament Championship in 2014, and the team has reached the ACC Semifinals or better in five of the past six seasons.
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Tiger defender Patrick Bunk-Andersen was invited to this year’s combine, marking the sixth straight that has had at least one Clemson player taking part. Each of the last five years also saw at least one Tiger selected in the corresponding MLS SuperDraft.