April 2, 2008
University of New Mexico men's soccer head coach Jeremy Fishbein announced the addition of Paul Souders to the Lobo coaching staff today. Souders comes to UNM as an assistant coach after three seasons in the same role at the University of Dayton.
Souders will be replacing associate head coach Carl Junot who has accepted a similar position at Harvard University. Former Lobo assistant coach Jamie Clark recently took over as the head coach at Harvard.
"Paul is a guy that I have known and been impressed with for years," stated Fishbein. "When we had an opening come up at UNM he was one of the first guys I had in mind. I am really excited to have him come join us and I know he will be a valued asset to our program."
Souders, 27, spent the last three seasons at Dayton, helping the Flyers to a 27-18-11 overall record. In addition to the success on the field, Souders has coached four former Flyers who have played professionally in North America and Europe.
"I am very excited to join Coach Fishbein's staff here at New Mexico," stated Souders. "The Lobo program has a great reputation in collegiate soccer based on their accomplishments over the past few years and I am hoping to add that success."
A native of Dallas and a graduate of Coppell High School, Souders earned a bachelor's degree in secondary education at Clemson University. Souders also played in the United States Olympic Pool for Under-23. He has coaching experience with the New Mexico State U-16 team. Souders was also a graduate assistant in 2004 at the University of Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas.
Dayton finished the 2007 campaign 10-4-5 overall and advanced to the opening round of the 2007 Atlantic 10 Men's Soccer Championship. The Flyers completed the season on a six-game unbeaten streak, had two players selected to the All-Atlantic 10 and NSCAA/adidas® Middle Atlantic Region teams and finished No. 8 in the regional rankings.