Wake Forest men’s soccer adds Jonathan Lagos to staff
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Via Wake Forest University) – Wake Forest head men’s soccer coach Bobby Muuss announced the addition of Jonathan Lagos as an assistant coach for the 2019 season.
Lagos joins the Demon Deacons after a season as the top assistant at Wofford in 2018. He previously spent a year at his alma mater, North Greenville University (2017), and also worked for a year at Presbyterian (2016) and Southern Wesleyan University (2015).
“We’re ecstatic to add someone as experienced as Jonathan to our staff,” head coach Bobby Muuss said. “He’s had a strong career both in the playing and coaching ranks and we expect him to fit right in with our current group of coaches.”
Lagos replaces Matt Poplawski, who accepted a full-time coaching position at South Florida.
At Wofford, Lagos helped the Terriers increase their win total and also helped guide Kyle Nelson to an all-conference season as he went on to sign a pro contract with USL side Charleston Battery after the season.
With North Greenville, he served as the recruiting coordinator and helped lead the Crusaders to their first conference tournament appearance in four years.
He joined a Presbyterian team which was coming off a winless season and assisted in guiding the Blue hose to a seven-win campaign and helped lead the team to its first conference tournament semifinal. He helped bring in a recruiting class which went on to win the Big South Tournament and make the program’s first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance.
At Southern Wesleyan, Lagos helped lead the Warriors to the NCCAA national title, as well as the national player of the year.
The Brentwood, New York native served as the academy director and head coach with United FC in Greenville, South Carolina, and also holds a number of professional certifications including licenses from U.S. Soccer and the South Carolina Youth Soccer Association.
He won two Region X championships at the junior college level at Spartanburg Methodist before playing his final two seasons with North Greenville, where he graduated in 2015 with a bachelor of science degree in sport management.