Pete McDonnell enters his first season as the men's soccer assistant coach in 2016.
McDonnell initially moved to the US in 2010, where he coached with Global Premier Soccer in Massachusetts, before returning to his native Ireland, to complete his UEFA B Coaching Diploma. During this time, McDonnell also acted as Director of Coaching and Academy Development for the soccer club his Father and Grandfather founded, in 1975.
McDonnell has worked with The Football Association of Ireland, where he coached at the Western Regional Emerging Talent Center, which elevated players to the U15 and U16 Irish International and Development International Soccer teams.
Most recently, McDonnell worked as the Boy's Technical Director of FC Copa Academy out of New Jersey.
McDonnell holds the NSCAA National Diploma, NSCAA Player Development Diploma, UEFA B Coaching Diploma and a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from The National University of Ireland, Galway, where he also played for the college soccer team. Pete currently resides in Orono with his Wife, Baylee.