Tim Romanello
University of Detroit Mercy
Tim Romanello
Assistant Coach
tjromanello@gmail.com
Detroit-Mercy
Division 1

More+[Questionnaire](https://questionnaire.acsathletics.com/Questionnaire/Questionnaire.aspxq=1239&s=12401&o=232)[History/Records](https://detroittitans.com/sports/2012/8/29/MSOC_0829124425.aspx)[2018 Quick Facts](https://detroittitans.com/documents/2018/8/22/MSOC_Quick_Facts_2018.pdf)[2018 Stats (PDF)](https://detroittitans.com/documents/2018/11/2/MSOC_Combined_11_2_18.pdf)[Photo Gallery](https://detroittitans.com/galleriespath=msoc)[Men's Soccer YouTube Channel](https://www.youtube.com/playlistlist=PLisK2RDFY_EenYOtiQ65P49XxVSLTEa8d)[Horizon League](http://www.horizonleague.org/sports/mens-soccer)[Story ArchiveTim Romanello joined the Detroit Mercy men's soccer staff as an assistant coach in March 2019. He will assist head coach Nicholas Deren as the Titans enter their 33rd season as a program in 2019-20.Most recently, Romanello was an assistant coach at nearby Oakland University. He is also the Director of Player Development and head coach of Royal Oak FC, a position he has held since June 2017.](https://detroittitans.com/archives.aspxpath=msoc) Tim Romanello joined the Detroit Mercy men's soccer staff as an assistant coach in March 2019. He will assist head coach Nicholas Deren as the Titans enter their 33rd season as a program in 2019-20. Most recently, Romanello was an assistant coach at nearby Oakland University. He is also the Director of Player Development and head coach of Royal Oak FC, a position he has held since June 2017. Tim brings a wealth of experience to the staff," Deren said at the time of his hiring. "He has been in the head coaching seat before in the college game and understands the student athletes needs very well. He has a technical eye for the game and he will be an asset to the players with his calm and positive demeanor on the sideline. "He is an expert communicator. He will take a very active role in training and game coaching responsibilities. I look forward to working with him as we look to rebound and fight once again for the Horizon League Championship. Romanello has an extensive history in men's and women's soccer as he was both the men's and women's head coach at Dodge City Community College in Dodge City, Kansas. He was the head men's soccer coach from 2008 to 2017 and the women's head coach from 2011 to 2017. Prior to that he was the head men's soccer coach at University of Wisconsin-Sheboygan and the assistant soccer coach for Lakeland College men's and women's soccer. He has more than 15-plus years of experience coaching soccer overall and has coached players to 52 All-Region accolades, four NSCAA All-American teams and has brought in an average of 27 players per year (from 39 countries and 29 states). He rebuilt the Dodge City men's soccer program, coaching the team to a 50-38-5 mark across five years (2010-14). He also turned around the Dodge City women's soccer program, turning a three-win team into a squad that won 51 games in six seasons. At the time, Romanello coached the men's team to five winning seasons in seven years (and the only winning seasons in program history). Romanello coached Dodge City CC to six-straight Region VI Women's Tournaments (2011-16) and seven consecutive Region VI Men's Tournaments (2010-16). He was named the Dodge City Coach of the Year in 2012 and coached both teams into the national rankings. Thirty-eight (38) of his players earned Academic All-Conference Awards, while 12 were NJCAA Academic All-Americans. In his 10 years as head coach, his team's had a cumulative GPA of 3.28. The 2016 campaign at Dodge City saw Romanello guide both the men's and women's soccer teams to berths in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region VI Tournament for only the second time in the same year in school history. He established himself in the coaching ranks at an early age of 22, when he led Sheboygan Lutheran High School (Wisc.) girls and boys for three years before being instrumental in establishing a soccer program at UW-Sheboygan in 2007. A year later, Romanello signed on for the Dodge City job two weeks before the 2008 season. Romanello, a North Prairie, Wisconsin native, has a Bachelor of Arts degree in History with an emphasis in Secondary Education & Philosophy from Lakeland College in Sheboygan, Wis. At Lakeland, Romanello was captain of the men's soccer team for three seasons from 2000-2003. He also made an appearance in the NCAA Division III World Series with Lakeland's baseball team in 2002. Following his playing career, he joined Lakeland's coaching staff as an assistant before becoming the goalkeepers coach for Sheboygan South High School. His training and certificates include: Football Periodization Basic Course (2015), NSCAA Special Topics (2014), NSCAA Advanced National Diploma (2013), NSCAA Goalkeepers Diploma (2009), among others. Tim and his wife Annie have two sons, Taylor and Keaton.