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NCAA Mar 14, 2022

Loyola Marymount appoints Kyle Schmid as men’s soccer head coach

LOS ANGELES, CA – The Loyola Marymount University Lions have tabbed Kyle Schmid as their new men’s soccer head coach for the 2022 season. Schmid joined the Lions as an assistant in 2018 and was promoted to Associate Head Coach in 2019 prior to being chosen to lead LMU men’s soccer.

Schmid’s success on the sidelines has built the program into an annual contender in the West Coast Conference and on the national stage. He’s produced numerous All-WCC accolades in addition to recognitions by the United Soccer Coaches Association and several top 25 recruiting classes.

While at LMU he’s helped guide the Lions to NCAA Tournament appearances in both 2019 and 2020-21 in addition to being named to the West Region Staff of the Year by USC.

“I want to thank Craig Pintens and Thad Satre for such a fantastic opportunity and Paul Krumpe for his mentorship while at LMU,” said Schmid. “I’d also like to thank my wife, Rachel, and my family for all of the support they have given me throughout my coaching career.”

He had an outstanding playing career at UC Irvine, playing in 56 career games and leading the Anteaters to a Big West Championship in 2008 and a spot in the Round of 16 in the NCAA Tournament, that same year which marked the first tournament appearance in school history.

After his playing days and prior to joining the Lions, Schmid was an assistant coach at Cal State Fullerton, UC Riverside, and Cal State Northridge.

Schmid takes the reigns of a Lions program that was spearheaded by Krumpe, who will stay on as an assistant coach for the 2022 season, completing his 25th year on the sidelines for LMU.

“I look forward to leading this program into the future and building off the great foundation coach Krumpe, and all former players have laid for us,” said Schmid. “I’m most excited to continue building off the momentum we’ve generated and developing the program into something alumni, fans, the university, and the community can be proud of.”

Krumpe’s contributions to the men’s soccer program are unparalleled. His time as head coach for the Lions produced nine double-digit win seasons, three WCC Championships, eight NCAA Tournament appearances, and 212 career victories which are the most in school history.

Under Krumpe’s tutelage, the Lions had three WCC Offensive Players of the Year, five WCC Defenders of the Year, four WCC Goalkeepers of the Year, four WCC Freshman of the Year, three WCC Coach of the Year honors, and four WCC Scholar Athletes of the Year.

In addition to those honors, Krumpe has produced ten players to have played in Major League Soccer as well as eight Lions drafted in the MLS SuperDraft.

“Kyle is the perfect coach to step in and take over the LMU Soccer program. He is poised to take the program above and beyond the level I’ve moved the program to. I really wanted him to be the guy to take over for me here, and did not want him to be dragged away by an offer to a lesser program,” said Krumpe. “I am very excited about the direction LMU Men’s Soccer is headed. I am planning to do all I can to help LMU win another WCC Championship and earn another NCAA bid under his leadership, and to help in any way I can as I remain as an assistant here for one more season.”

The Lions have established themselves as one of the preeminent men’s soccer programs on the west coast and are poised for another successful season as the torch is passed from Krumpe to Schmid in 2022.