Feb. 2, 2016

by Tony Jones


NOTRE DAME, Ind. ââ’¬” A pair of guest clinicians with strong collegiate and professional sports ties will take part in the 2016 National Soccer Coaching Seminar, scheduled for March 4-5 on the campus of the University of Notre Dame.

Carlos Bocanegra, a two-time MLS Defender of the Year selection, six-year United States Men’s National Team captain and the technical director for Atlanta United FC, and Derin McMains, Notre Dame Student Welfare and Development’s director of mental conditioning and a 14-year professional baseball player and coaching veteran, will join a panel of distinguished clinicians at the annual two-day event hosted at the Loftus Sports Center at Notre Dame.

Also headlining the seminar will be Notre Dame men’s head coach and 2013 NCAA champion Bobby Clark and Fighting Irish women’s head coach Theresa Romagnolo, along with men’s soccer associate head coach BJ Craig and assistant coach Michael Casper, and women’s soccer assistant coaches Dawn Siergiej and Diego Bocanegra.

For a full schedule of clinic events and additional information on the 2016 National Soccer Coaching Seminar, visit UND.com/soccercoachingseminar or call Notre Dame soccer at (574) 631-5870.

2016 National Soccer Coaching Seminar
March 4-5, 2016
Loftus Sports Center

University of Notre Dame

Seminar Fee
-$100 per person special rate for groups of five or more
-$125 per person full registration fee

Session DVDs Available
-A DVD copy of clinic sessions is $30 for coaches who attended the clinic and $175 for those who were not in attendance.


Bobby Clark
Head men’s soccer coach at the University of Notre Dame – 2015 ACC Championship Finalist – 2014 ACC Coastal Division Champion – 2013 NCAA Champion – 2013 NSCAA National Coach of the Year – 2013 ACC Coach of the Year – 2013 ACC Regular-Season Co-Champion – Five BIG EAST Conference titles – Two-time BIG EAST Coach of the Year – Has coached 46 MLS Draft picks – 20 NCAA Championship appearances – 1998 NCAA Championship runner-up at Stanford – Former New Zealand National Team head coach – Participated in three Scottish World Cup campaigns – Scottish FA “A” License

Theresa Romagnolo
Head women’s soccer coach at the University of Notre Dame – Eight NCAA Championship appearances as a collegiate coach – Three NCAA College Cup appearances (2008-10) while on staff at Stanford University – Has coached more than 10 NSCAA All-Americans and 40 all-conference choices – Four-time all-Pac 10 selection during playing career at the University of Washington – NSCAA Scholar All-America recipient

Carlos Bocanegra

Carlos Bocanegra

Carlos Bocanegra

Technical director of Atlanta United FC, a 2017 MLS expansion franchise – captain of the United States Men’s National Team from 2007-13 – Made 110 national team appearances and scored 14 goals with the USMNT – First place group finish at the 2014 FIFA World Cup, and runner-up at the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup – 18-year professional career that included stops in the MLS, Premier League, Ligue 1, Scottish Premier League and Segunda Division – Fourth overall selection in the 2000 MLS SuperDraft (Chicago Fire) – Six-year MLS veteran, with five goals and eight assists in 117 matches – 2002 and 2003 MLS Defender of the Year – Three-time All-American and all-conference selection at UCLA (1997-99) – 1997 NCAA Championship all-tournament team

Derin McMains

Derin McMains

Derin McMains

Director of mental conditioning at the University of Notre Dame – Peak performance coordinator with Major League Baseball’s San Francisco Giants from 2012-15 – Professional baseball coach with San Francisco Giants organization from 2008-12 – 11th round pick (346th overall) by the San Francisco Giants in the 2001 MLB Amateur Draft – Seven-year professional baseball career (2001-07), which included an invitation to MLB Spring Training with San Francisco in 2006 – 2000 ABCA/Rawlings All-America third team selection at the University of Arkansas-Little Rock – 2000 and 2001 ABCA-Rawlings all-region choice, and 2000 All-Sun Belt second team member at UALR

BJ Craig
Associate head coach for men’s soccer at the University of Notre Dame

Michael Casper
Assistant coach for men’s soccer at the University of Notre Dame

Dawn Siergiej
Assistant coach for women’s soccer at the University of Notre Dame

Diego Bocanegra
Assistant coach for women’s soccer at the University of Notre Dame


Tony Jones, athletics communications assistant at the University of Notre Dame, has been part of the Fighting Irish athletics communications team since 2012 and coordinates all media efforts for the Notre Dame softball and men’s soccer programs. A native of Jamestown, New York, Jones is a 2011 graduate of St. Bonaventure University, and prior to arriving at Notre Dame held positions at the University of Louisiana at Monroe and with the National Football League’s Buffalo Bills.