Andrew Lafrenz enters his first season leading the Johnson men's soccer program.
Lafrenz led his group to progressive improvement in his first season, culminating in a thrilling double overtime victory over SUNY Canton in the season finale. The lady Badger continue to battle each year and improve in all aspects of the game.
Prior to returning to his alma mater, Lafrenz had a successful six season stint at Newbury College in Brookline, Massachusetts, compiling a 39-69-5 (23-19-2 NECC) record to become the program leader in career victories. He guided the men's soccer program to new heights with appearances in the NECC title game in two of his final three seasons. In the 2013 season, Lafrenz was named the NECC Coach of the Year while leading the Nighthawks to their first conference title game appearance in program history.
During his time in Brookline, Lafrenz mentored the 2011 NECC Player of the Year as well as 21 All-NECC selections, including 10 First-Team members. Before becoming head coach, Lafrenz spent a year as an assistant with the men's soccer team in 2009 and helped the Nighthawks to the NECC semifinals. In addition to his coaching duties, Lafrenz also served as Interim Director of Communications at Newbury College.
Prior to his time at Newbury, Lafrenz was the first assistant coach for both the men's and women's soccer programs at Johnson State, as well as the Head Coach for the women's soccer club team at the University of Vermont from 2002-2007. During his tenure at Vermont, he led the team to two consecutive Northeast Intercollegiate Club Championships and three straight National Championship Tournament appearances.
In addition to his coaching duties, Lafrenz also serves as the Coordinator of the Sport Management Concentration at JSC.
Lafrenz graduated from Johnson State in 2000 with a bachelor’s degree in English. He earned a master of education in physical education and coaching from Boston University in 2010.