Meet the Coaches
Seamus Reilly is in his 11th year as head coach of the Fighting Muskie men's soccer team.
Reilly has transformed the Muskies into a highly competitive program during his first eight years. In 2008, he made school history by leading the Muskies to their first-ever Ohio Athletic Conference Tournament appearance. He ranks second all-time in Muskingum men’s soccer history in wins, and in 2006 and in 2004, guided Muskingum to 10 wins which tied the 1992 squad for most wins in a season. In 2003, the team set a new school record with 49 goals scored. Under Reilly’s guidance, 10 Muskies have been honored with All-OAC honors and one player garnered All-Region recognition.
Throughout his 20-year coaching career, Reilly has gained valuable coaching experience at all levels of the game. In the summer of 2008, Reilly was given the history-making distinction of coaching the West Virginia Olympic Development State Team against the India National Soccer U-16 Team in Schoenbaum Stadium in Charleston, West Virginia. The event marked the first time that India’s National Soccer Team had ever set foot on United States soil. He began his career with the Manchester United F.C. Soccer Academy in England and has held collegiate-level coaching jobs for such programs as Walsh University, Middlebury College, Baldwin-Wallace College and most recently, Youngstown State University. As an assistant coach with Middlebury College, Reilly helped guide the Panthers to the NCAA Division III men’s soccer regional finals in 2000, and in 1996, coached the women's program at Walsh University to its first winning season in the school’s history.
Reilly has had a colorful playing career, with playing experience in both collegiate and professional ranks. While playing for Walsh University (1993-97), Reilly led the team to its first NAIA National Tournament appearance and a final season ranking of fourth in the country. Currently, Reilly stands as the sixth all-time goal scorer at Walsh (34), eighth in all-time points (86) and tenth all-time assist leader (18). Prior to college, he was a member of the Manchester United and Manchester City youth programs, two of the most storied clubs in England.
Reilly also serves as an instructor in the Health and Physical Education Department.
Alistair Hattingh is entering his seventh season as assistant coach with the Muskies.
Hattingh assists in all aspects of the program and helps in the training of Muskingum’s goalkeepers.
Additionally, Hattingh is an Associate Professor of History at Muskingum.
John Barr is entering his first season as student coach with the Muskies.
Barr played collegiate soccer at NCAA Division I Bowling Green State University.
The former Tri-Valley High School standout scored 28 career points and helped lead the Scotties to two straight league championships.