Coaching Staff


Rob Dow
Head Coach

Dow will begin his fourth season as Vermont’s head coach in 2020.

In his three years at the helm, Dow has guided the Catamounts to a 32-21-3 (.598) record with two America East regular season titles and a pair of trips to the America East Semifinals. He has the second-most wins by a third-year NCAA coach behind only Pacific head coach Adam Reeves. Dow and the 2019 Catamounts posted an 11-6-1 overall record and 5-1-1 mark in league play to capture a share of the regular season conference crown. The Green and Gold had six student-athletes honored on the conference and regional levels. Rasmus Tobinski was named America East Rookie of the Year and Ívar Örn Árnason was a United Soccer Coaches All-Northeast Region First Team pick.

The 2018 Cats posted an 11-7-1 mark and won at least 10 games for the fourth straight year. UVM also earned its ninth consecutive America East Tournament berth. At season’s end, a total of six Catamounts were lauded with All-America East honors including Geo Alves as the league’s Striker of the Year. Alves was also selected to the United Soccer Coaches All-Northeast Region First Team and later drafted by D.C. United in the 2019 MLS SuperDraft.

Dow has spent the previous five seasons on UVM's coaching staff, including the 2015 and 2016 campaigns as the Catamounts' associate head coach. Vermont reached new heights with Dow on the sidelines in 2016. After winning the second-most games in a single season (14), the Green and Gold hosted an NCAA Tournament game for only the third time in program history. With their 4-1 win over Rider in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, the Catamounts were victorious in the postseason on home turf for the first time since 1989 in front of a record crowd. The 2016 squad scored a program record 42 goals and had the top classmate scoring tandem in program history in Bernard Yeboah and Brian Wright, who tallied a combined 25 goals and 15 assists.

Wright was selected by the New England Revolution with the 20th overall pick in the first round of the 2017 Major League Soccer (MLS) SuperDraft in January. He became the first Catamount in program history to be drafted by a MLS team. Wright wrapped up his Catamount career as the second all-time leading scorer with 103 career points and set the Vermont single-season points record (40) as a senior.

The 2016 team also achieved its highest RPI and national ranking (16th) since 1989 and was recognized as one of the dominant regional powers. UVM was ranked No. 1 for several weeks in the New England region. A total of five Catamounts earned NSCAA All-America, NSCAA All-East Region, ECAC All-Star, America East All-Conference, All-Rookie, and All-Academic honors at the end of the season.

In addition to the 2016 NCAA Tournament success, Dow helped lead the Catamounts to an America East regular season title in 2012, its first in 23 years, and an America East Championship in 2015.

Dow came to Vermont after spending four years at Southern New Hampshire University. He spent two seasons as an assistant coach with the Penmen men's soccer program and was elevated to associate head coach during the 2010 season. During his four-year stint at SNHU, the Penmen posted a 59-14-13 (.762) record. Southern New Hampshire earned NCAA Tournament berths each year, including NCAA quarterfinal trips in 2009 and 2011. The Penmen also captured two Northeast-10 Regular Season titles and an NE-10 Tournament title.

Prior to his arrival at SNHU, Dow spent two seasons as head men's soccer coach at Dean College in Franklin, Massachusetts.  While at Dean, Dow compiled an 18-11-4 record, qualified for the NJCAA Region 21 playoffs in 2007, and coached seven NJCAA All-Region players. Prior to that, Dow spent two seasons as the men's and women's assistant coach at Mayville State University and a season as an assistant for the men's team at his alma mater, the University of Maine.

A 2003 graduate of Maine with a degree in management, Dow was a four-year member of the Maine soccer team and led the Black Bears in scoring twice as well as being named an America East Scholar-Athlete for three seasons. Dow later earned his master's in sport and recreation management from North Dakota State University in 2005.

He also played professionally with the Ottawa Wizards and then the New Hampshire Phantoms.

Dow resides in Burlington with his wife Loren, the Associate Director of Academic Services for UVM Athletics, and their son Hanson.


Adrian Dubois
Assistant Coach


DuBois comes to Catamount Country after an impressive five-year head coaching stint at St. Joseph's College in Standish Maine. In his four seasons, the Monks accrued a 71-25-9 record, captured three GNAC crowns, and earned the program's first ever NCAA Tournament win. SJC owned a 42-game unbeaten streak over the past two seasons – the fifth longest in NCAA Division III men's soccer history. He was named GNAC Coach of the Year three times and earned United Soccer Coaches New England Staff of the Year honors in 2017.
 
Prior to SJC, he served as an assistant coach at UMass Boston and UC-San Diego. He also worked with the New England Football Club in Boston and The Catalyst Training Center in San Diego, California.
 
A native of Acworth, New Hampshire, DuBois was a four-year starting midfielder at the University of New Hampshire from 2004-08 and earned New Hampshire High School All-America and Gatorade Player of the Year accolades following his senior season at Fall Mountain Regional High School.

Randy Coble
Assistant Coach/Goalkeeper Coach

Randy Coble enters his seventh season as the goalkeeper coach/assistant coach for the University of Vermont men’s soccer program. During Coble’s time with the Catamounts, the team has qualified for the America East conference tournament every year, winning the regular season title with an undefeated record in 2012, its first in 23 years, and an America East Championship in 2015. Coble was a member of the 2012 America East coaching staff of the year, becoming just the second UVM coaching staff to earn the honor in the history of the program.  

Under Coble’s direction, the UVM goalkeepers have posted a total of thirty-five shutouts over the last six seasons. He also oversaw the development of UVM goalkeeper Conor Leland ’14. During the 2012 season, Leland ranked first in save percentage in America East (.841), posted four straight shutouts in consecutive games between 10/10 and 10/24, was named College Sports Madness National Defensive Player of the Week on 9/10, and finished the year with seven wins, six by shutout and a 0.81 goals against average. Leland ranked 11th in the country among Division I leaders in save percentage, and was selected as the America East Goalkeeper of the Year and was named to the America East All-Conference First Team. Leland closed out his career ranked fifth in shutouts (18), sixth in goals against average (1.07) and seventh in wins (22) among UVM's all-time goalkeepers.

Coble came to the University of Vermont after spending two season at St. Michaels College working under former University of Vermont associate head coach Wade Jean. Coble spent two seasons as an assistant coach with the Purple Knights men's soccer program, working primarily with the goalkeepers. During his two years at SMC, the Purple Knights yielded 28 goals in 39 contests, posting 20 shutouts.

Prior to SMC, Coble was a member of the Old Dominion University women’s soccer staff, working primarily with the defense and goalkeepers. Coble helped lead the Lady Monarchs to a 12-7 record, to include a win against then #19 University of Florida in the Westfield Cup hosted by Akron University. Coble helped build the foundation for freshman goalkeeper Laura Tupman ‘08 who would go on to become the all-time leader in shutouts at ODU.

A 2004 graduate of Castleton University with a degree in criminal justice, Coble was a three-year member of the Castleton soccer team and helped lead the Spartans to back to back trips to the North Atlantic Conference finals in 2002 and 2003, winning the conference in 2003. Coble later earned his master's in criminal justice from Boston University in 2014.

Lauren Bernard
Women’s Soccer Assistant Coach

The 2018 season marks Lauren Bernard's third season as an assistant coach at Vermont.

Bernard helped the UVM women's soccer program to new heights in 2017. The Catamounts made their first ever appearance in the America East Championship Game and became only the second team in the history of the league to earn a title game berth as a No. 6 seed. The 2017 Cats ended the season with a 9-9-2 overall record, their highest win total since the 2004 campaign. UVM had three players earn All-America East honors as Sarah Martin landed on the All-Conference First Team, Brooke Jenkins made the All-Conference Second Team and All-Academic Team, and Ella Bankert was honored with an All-Rookie Team nod.

In 2016, the Catamounts made their second consecutive trip to the semifinal round of the America East Tournament, a first for the program. Three players earned America East honors – Sarah Martin landed was a Second Team All-Conference selection while Julia Smith and Brooke Jenkins made the All-Rookie Team. It marked the 12th straight season where a new Cat had garnered All-Rookie honors. In net, junior keeper Coco Speckmaier finished the season tied for the ninth-best goals-against average in program history at 1.05. She also cracked the top-10 in shutouts (6) and shattered the minutes played record (1,802).  

Bernard joined the UVM staff after a four-year starter at Boston College. A defender/midfielder for the Eagles she started every game she played (81) and finished her career with 29 points on six goals and 17 assists.
 
She ranked third on the team in scoring as a sophomore and junior and helped BC reach the NCAA Tournament three times, including an Elite Eight appearance in her sophomore season. Bernard was named the Boston College Rookie of the Year in 2012.
 
A two-time Gatorade Player of the Year for the state of Vermont, she was a two-time NSCAA All-American at Colchester High School and a member of the U.S. U14 and U18 Youth National Teams. She was also a member of the ODP Region I Team from 2005-2012.


Cameron Olson
Assistant Coach

 


Rory Twomey
Assistant Coach

 


Blake Mullen
Assistant Coach