Coastal Carolina mens soccer assistant coach Kom Momeni was recognized today, December 7, by College Soccer News as being one of the top 20 assistant coaches in the nation.
Momeni has been as assistant coach at Coastal for three seasons under Head Coach Shaun Docking. Docking said " Kom is a very good teacher of the game. His rapport and guidance with the players is one of his strengths and makes him key to our ability to get the most out of our team."
Over the past three years under Momenis guidance, CCU has registered a 53-12-3 record and made it to three consecutive NCAA Tournament berths, including last years school-record 20 wins and a run into the Sweet Sixteen.
Prior to coaching the Chanticleers, Momeni served as an assistant coach at University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio for three seasons where he helped Ithem to a national ranking in Division II and a Heartland Conference Championship, while working towards his Masters degree. He also led the junior varsity program as the Head Coach in 1999, leading the squad to a 10-2-2 record. Prior to that, Momeni served as the assistant mens coach at Ferrum College for one season.
Momeni also has some head coaching experience in his background, as he was the Head Womens Soccer Coach at Chancellor High School in Fredricksburg, Virginia from 1996-1998. He led Chancellor High to its first-ever District Championship, a pair of District titles, three regional tournament appearances and a 49-9-4 record over three seasons. Momeni was selected as the 1997 &1998 Commonwealth Girls Soccer Coach of the Year and the All-Area Coach of the Year. During the 1997 season, Momeni also served as an assistant womens coach at Mary Washington College, where he helped the program to a 18-2-2 record and a #5 ranking.
Momeni is a graduate of Radford University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science with minors in History and Sociology.
He was the only Big South Conference assistant coach to be honored by College Soccer News this season.