Michael Webber has been selected as the new head coach for the women's soccer team at Regis (Mass.). The announcement came on August 5 by the Regis Athletics office.
"Michael is driven, passionate and a proven winner," said Regis Director of Athletics Rob Riley. "He understands what it takes to build a successful program and I believe he will be a perfect fit for Regis. We are excited to have him as a member of the Regis community."
"I want to sincerely thank Rob Riley and the entire search committee for providing me with this exceptional opportunity to lead the Regis women's soccer program," said Webber. "I was extremely impressed with the school, the coaching staff, and the entire administration during the search process. Their openness and vision for Regis has provided me with incredible excitement and enthusiasm. I look forward to meeting our team and starting work with the coaching staff so that we can all help develop a strong culture of success for the women's soccer program."
Webber joins Regis after 11 seasons at Division III power Allegheny College (Meadville, Pa.) and becomes the 10th coach in the 32-year history of the program. Overall, Webber brings 19 years of coaching experience having been the women's head coach at Worcester State (2001-05) and Sutton High School (Mass.) before that.
Webber took over the reins at Allegheny in 2005 and continued the rich history of Gator women's soccer. During his tenure, he amassed a 109-75-24 record which included eight winning seasons. After a pair of 10-win campaigns to start his run with the Gators, Webber began a run of four straight conference tournament appearances, three conference titles and three NCAA Tournament berths, more than any coach in program history.
In 2013, the Gators enjoyed one of the most successful campaigns in program history, earning a share of the NCAC regular season title before winning the program's first NCAC Tournament. It was also the fourth conference championship in program history and was followed by another NCAA Tournament bid. Six of his players earned all-conference recognition, highlighted by two first-team selections and one NSCAA all-region tab.
2014 rivaled the previous season's success as the team captured its second straight conference title and, while falling in the NCAC Tournament title game, received an at-large berth to the NCAA Tournament, the team's second straight NCAA appearance. The 15-6 overall record was the most wins since 2003.
Prior to coming to Allegheny, Webber had a successful stint at Worcester State where he led the Lancers to a school-record tying 12 wins, including a victory over 12th-ranked Lynchburg College. That squad went on to capture the first MASCAC Tournament championship in school history and received an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. Overall, Webber finished with a 33-31-5 record at Worcester State, ranking him second all-time on the school's wins list.
Webber is a 1988 graduate of the College of the Holy Cross (Worcester, Mass.) where he was a two-time league player of the year as a goalkeeper and three-time all-league selection.