Reilly given history-making distinction of coaching against India
NEW CONCORD, OHIO - Muskingum College men’s soccer Head Coach Seamus Reilly was recently 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 has ever set foot on United States soil as they began preparation for their Asian Federation Cup (AFC) finals this October.
Reilly was granted the honor of coaching due to the success he has garnered at Muskingum and his exposure to international cultures.
“Seamus, who has experience with international cultures and currently coaches several India players at Muskingum, was an excellent choice to coach the West Virginia side in the international match,” said FS Sports WV, LLC Technical Director Rudy Roediger. “He travels from Muskingum to coach the West Virginia Olympic Development State Team and has shown a great deal of dedication to soccer and the people in West Virginia. Seamus deserved this honor and represented Muskingum, West Virginia and himself with honor and pride while coaching the Olympic Development Program State Team.”
Throughout his 17-year coaching career, Reilly has gained valuable coaching experience at all levels of the game. 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 Youngstown State University.
Reilly has transformed the Muskies into a highly competitive program during his tenure. 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, numerous Muskies have been honored with All-Ohio Athletic Conference and All-Region honors.