Andy Kohel was named head men's soccer coach at Johnson & Wales University in January 2018. Kohel comes to JWU after serving as an assistant coach at Colorado College for the last three seasons.
While a member of the Tiger's coaching staff, Kohel helped coach the squad to a 41-10-9 record over three years and saw numerous players recognized for Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) and United Soccer Coaches (USC) honors. As an assistant for Colorado College, Kohel was charged with video analysis, scouting, planning trainings and coordinating on-campus visits for recruits among other tasks. He has also worked with Rush Pikes Peak Soccer Club since January 2016, overseeing youth player development as part of the coaching staff.
Before joining the CC coaching staff, Kohel spent four seasons as an assistant at his alma mater, University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh. During his tenure, the Titans went 48-18-11 and captured the 2014 Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) championship and earned a spot in the 2013 NCAA Division III Championship.
Alongside his work with the Titans, Kohel also worked with FC Green Bay Soccer Club as a member of the coaching staff.
Kohel played his undergraduate career at UW-Oshkosh and was a four-year starter for the Titans. UW-Oshkosh went 52-16-11 in his career and as a senior advanced to the national semifinals of the NCAA tournament after going 20-1-3.
He holds a USSF 'B' Coaching license and earned his bachelor's degree in History.
Johnson & Wales University's Director of Athletics Tom Byrnes said of the appointment, "we are thrilled to have a coach of Andy's caliber lead our program. He has seen the intricacies of successful programs and has seen first-hand the quality of play within the SCAC as we move towards membership in the conference. He has shown he can achieve at a high level due to his work ethic, competitive spirit and "all-in" attitude; he will bring these traits to our program as our coach as well. "