The 2015 campaign will mark the third for the reigning Little East Conference Coach of the Year Jake Beverlin.
After just two seasons at the helm of the men's soccer program, Beverlin has exceeded all expectations. In 2014, he completed one of the biggest turnarounds in UMass Boston history by leading his Beacons to the Little East Conference Regular Season and Tournament championships, and their first-ever NCAA Tournament berth. He also compiled a program best 14 wins, and coached a new program record nine all-conference selections, and four All-Region honorees. Suffering just one conference loss during the regular season, Beverlin's squad earned their first conference tournament win in UMass Boston history by defeating Rhode Island College, 1-0 on the Beacons home field. They then pulled off the biggest win of the postseason, by defeating longtime rival Keene State College by the final of 2-1 in double overtime, in front of a sellout crowd in Boston.
Beverlin would coach the program's first Tournament MVP in Douglas Silveira '15, who also earned the conference's Offensive Player of the Honor honors. Sophomore back Pedro De Carvalho earned Defensive Player of the Year honors, after helping the Beacons set a new mark for shutouts in a season with nine.
In just his first, Beverlin completely changed the look of the men’s soccer program. With a combined 11 wins, his 2013 Beacons became just the seventh team in program history to record 10 or more wins in a season. Beverlin also wasted no time in completely overhauling his roster, bringing in players from the junior college level, as well as from across the country. He coached his first Little East Conference Rookie of the Year in Edmilson Barros and had two other players earn All-Conference accolades.
Beverlin came to UMass Boston after serving as the head assistant men’s soccer coach at Bunker Hill Community College in Charlestown since 2009. Having coached and competed at all levels both in the United States and in Europe, Beverlin will continue to make the men’s soccer program one of the top teams both in the Little East Conference and in Division III.
While at Bunker Hill, he played a major part in helping the men’s team to a combined record of 36-4-3 over the last two seasons, and the program’s highest NJCAA national ranking in 2012 (2nd).
It was also in 2012 that Beverlin played a major part in leading the Bulldogs to the program’s first-ever appearance in the final-four of the NJCAA National Tournament, as well as leading them to a new program best for wins in a season with a 19-3-1 record.
In 2011, the Bulldogs set a new mark for fewest losses in a single season under Beverlin as they produced a 17-1-2 campaign, which earned them an undefeated conference and regional record.
As a member of the coaching staff at Bunker Hill, Beverlin saw a total of 24 players earn NJCAA All-Region XXI honors. He also coached two NSCAA and three NJCAA All-Americans.
No stranger to studying and working with coaches at the International level, Beverlin studied at Newcastle United of the BPL.
Beverlin also serves as the assistant coach with the professional team Boston Breakers and helped the squad to a WPSL regular season championship in 2012. Prior to that served as the Director of Soccer Operations at Division I Boston University. During his time with the Terriers, the program won two America East Conference titles.
As a player, Beverlin played two seasons at Cosumnes River Junior College, where he led the team to back-to-back conference titles, as well as earning the team a spot in the National Top-10 rankings. After arriving on the San Francisco State University campus, Beverlin started in 35 of the 40 games during those two seasons. He would later elevate his game to the next level and play for a variety of semi-professional and professional teams.
A 2009 graduate of San Francisco State University, where he earned his bachelor’s in Political Science, Beverlin recently received his master’s degree in Sports Management at Southern New Hampshire University, and maintained a 3.54 grade point average.
He also currently holds an NSCAA Advanced, Advanced National, and Premier Diploma as well as a USSF "A" license.