Nate Kopunek, who spent the last four years on the staff at George Mason, begins his first season as the Director of Operations & Player Personnel for the Yale men’s soccer program in 2017.
At George Mason, Kopunek helped the Patriots to a No. 12 national ranking and a final RPI of 33 in 2014. He mentored one All-America selection and three All-Region honorees. In addition, the Patriots had players signed by both the New England Revolution and Philadelphia Union and one who earned a spot on the U.S. U19 National team during his tenure.

In addition to his duties at George Mason, Kopunek coached at the club level on the Maryland United FC boys staff. His coaching experience also includes stints as an assistant coach with the Baltimore Bays Chelsea USSF Development Academy and the Fewster FC club. Additionally, he has helped with the D.C. United game day operations since 2007.

Kopunek is a 2014 graduate of Towson, earning a degree in business administration with a concentration in legal studies. While at Towson, he pursued an undergraduate coaching internship with the men’s soccer team where his responsibilities included setting up practice, videotaping games and reviewing game files for statistical analysis. He eventually earned a walk-on spot on the roster before the program was disbanded. Prior to Towson, Kopunek spent the 2009-10 academic year at George Mason where he served as the manager for the men’s soccer team.