Harold Munoz was appointed head coach of the Georgia Southwestern State’s women’s soccer team for the 2016 season. Munoz comes to Georgia Southwestern from Mercer University where he was an assistant coach on the women’s soccer staff the past two seasons under former GSW head coach Tony Economopoulos (2009-11).
In his two years with the Bears, Munoz helped Mercer to a 23-14-6 record and consecutive appearances in the Southern Conference Tournament Championship game.
In 2014, Mercer won the SoCon Tournament in its first year in the league and advanced to the NCAA Division I Tournament for just the second time in program history. The Bears tallied a 14-6-2 record, winning the most games in a single-season in the program’s 30-year history. Mercer also ended the season with the highest RPI in program history. The Bears finished the season ranked No. 9 in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Southeast Region poll, the first time in history that Mercer finished the season in the rankings. Mercer also earned its 13th straight NSCAA Team Academic Award.
Before joining the staff at Mercer, Munoz served as the head men’s soccer coach for six seasons at Division II member Eastern New Mexico University. He compiled a 66-42-20 overall record at Eastern New Mexico while leading the Greyhounds to a Lone Star Conference Championship in 2011. Under Munoz, the Greyhounds set single-season schools records for most wins (11), fewest goals allowed (17) and most shutouts (5).
A Bogotá, Colombia native, Munoz also played semi-professionally in the Canadian Professional Soccer League (North York Astros) and the Premier Development League (Sioux Falls Spitfire). Munoz currently holds a Premier Diploma as well as a Goalkeeping “Level I” diploma from the NSCAA.