Eric Salley takes over as the new head coach of the men’s soccer program for the 2016 season. He comes to Trinity from Spring Arbor University in Michigan where he served as an assistant coach to their men’s program for the past three seasons.
As an assistant coach at Spring Arbor, Salley aided in all facets of their men’s soccer program from game strategy to recruiting as well as managing the team’s fitness and conditioning. In addition, he has coaching experience as an assistant with Lansing United, a National Premier Soccer League team, and as the head coach of a U16 boys’ club team. Salley has also served as a strength and conditioning intern with Sporting Kansas City, an American professional soccer club, where he aided the coaching staff in practice and fitness development.
Before entering the coaching ranks, Salley was a four-year student-athlete and two-year captain on the soccer team at Taylor University in Upland, Indiana. He was a part of the 2011 squad that finished with a 19-2-1 record and made their program’s first NAIA national tournament appearance.
Salley received his bachelor’s degree in exercise science from Taylor in 2012. He has also earned certification as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist and has worked as a personal trainer. In addition, he has Premier, Advanced National, and National level diplomas from the National Soccer Coaches Association of American (NSCAA).
In addition to coaching, Salley serves as the Fitness Center Coordinator at the College. He, along with his wife Amanda and son Dave reside in the Trinity area.
Pat Moroney ’07 moved from the playing field to the coaching staff in the 2007 season. He played for the Trolls from 2003-06 and was the starting goalkeeper in his last two seasons. For his career he ended up with a 1.44 goal against average, ranking third in that category in Trinity’s career records. He participated in the 2005 NCCAA National Championship.
Moroney has completed a NSCAA National “D” License and has been a certified Illinois High School Association soccer official for ten years.
Moroney earned his bachelor’s degree from Trinity in 2007 in physical education. He has a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction and is a health and physical education middle school teacher. He is from Oak Forest, Illinois.
Stephen Hunt joined the coaching staff for the 2015-16 season. He will assist the varsity program as well as coach the junior varsity team. He has a wide variety of playing and coaching experience at various levels. He has been involved in coaching with Northwestern University resident camp, Canton Akron Soccer Club, University of Wisconsin men’s soccer camps, Lincolnshire Lightning Soccer Club, and Wisconsin Rush camp as well as other high school and youth leagues and camps. In addition he runs New Frontier Sports, which provides elite youth soccer training. Hunt holds USSF Y1 and D National coaching licenses.
Hunt was a collegiate soccer player at Malone University in Ohio for two seasons. At Malone he received the men’s soccer Pioneer Award, which recognized character and team values, for both the 2014 and 2015 seasons. He was also given the Mr. Pioneer Award, their athletics department highest honor for a male athlete. At Malone Hunt was also a member of the baseball team as a team manager/player. Previous to transferring to Malone, Hunt was a member of the soccer team at Trinity International University in Deerfield, Illinois for three seasons.
Hunt is a native of Mount Horeb, Wisconsin, and currently resides in the Trinity area. In addition to his coaching at Trinity and personal training with New Frontier Sports, he is also a Senior Customer Service Representative at Enterprise Rent-a-Car.