Adam Batista starts his first year as the assistant coach of the men’s soccer program for the 2015 season.

Batista brings a strong soccer background to the Wheaton program, spending the 2014 season as the assistant coach for the women’s soccer team at the University of Vermont. At Middlebury College where he attended, Batista was a three-year starter for the Panthers and a captain in 2013. He won the NESCAC Championship and advanced to the NCAA quarterfinals in 2010.

Batista spent the previous two years as a staff coach for Far Post Soccer Club in Burlington, Vt. In 2014, he served as the goalkeeper coach for the Vermont Olympic Development Program. He also received a NSCAA National Diploma and NSCAA Goalkeeper Level 1 Diploma. Presently, he coaches for CS United in Plymouth.

Batista is currently pursing a master’s degree in Coaching and Athletic Administration at Concordia University Irvine and a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership at the University of Vermont.