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 COACHING STAFF

Jeremy Jordan  |  Assistant Coach

Former Mars Hill standout Jeremy “Moe” Jordan is in his third season as an assistant coach with the UNC Asheville men’s soccer program.

Jordan enjoyed a great career as a midfielder at Mars Hill from 1996-99. He was inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame in 2011. Jordan was a four-team All-Conference selection. He holds the school record for assists in a season with 20 in 1996. Jordan is second all-time in the South Atlantic Conference for single season assists (20) and career assists with 51. He played in 84 matches for the Lions and recorded 27 career goals and 105 career points. Jordan was a member of the 1997 SAC Tournament Championship Team, 1998 SAC Regular Season Championship Team and the 1998 SAC Tournament Championship Team. He was a three-time SAC All-Tournament selection (1996, 1997 & 1998) and served as team captain in 1999.

Jordan began his coaching career as a Graduate Assistant for Mars Hill in the 2000 season. He coached in the Atlanta area before moving to Asheville in 2006. Jordan has been working with the Highlands Football Club teams for the past seven years.


Tyler Krumpe  |  Assistant Coach

UNC Asheville head men’s soccer coach Matt Mennell has announced the addition of Tyler Krumpe as an assistant coach with the Bulldog soccer program.

Krumpe comes to Asheville after spending the previous four years with the L.A. Galaxy South Bay program, while he has coached at the high school level and as a graduate assistant at Loyola Marymount University after a playing career at LMU from 2008-2012. While at LMU, Krumpe played under Mennell, who was an assistant with the program for 14 years before coming to Asheville.

“I am very pleased to have Tyler join our staff here at UNC Asheville. Obviously, I am very familiar with him as I helped coach him at LMU,” Mennell stated. “He is developing into a very good coach and he will be very important to our success here in Asheville. The make-up of the staff we have in place with Matt Tellez, Jeremy Jordan, Tyler and Zak Davis is a really great mix. These coaches have come here to Asheville to help assist this program be the best that it can be. Thus, for me to be able to work with this staff on a daily basis is really something I am truly excited about.”

In his LMU career, Krumpe played in 77 career matches with 5,578 minutes as a defender, tallying two goals and 10 assists for 14 points in his career. He left LMU ranked fifth in career games played, tenth in career starts and second in career minutes. Krumpe was the 16th selection in the fourth round of the 2012 MLS Supplemental Draft, going to the San Jose Earthquakes.

"I am very fortunate to have touched down in a beautiful place like Asheville, and am ready for the opportunity to share my passion for world football in a new part of the country,” Krumpe stated. “I have been immersed in the coaching profession my whole life as my father, mother and late grandfather are all tremendous coaches and I would not be who I am today without their guidance and wisdom. I would like to thank Janet Cone, Terri Brne, and Coach Mennell for the opportunity to begin my coaching journey here at UNC Asheville.”


Matt Tellez | Assistant Coach

UNC Asheville head men’s soccer coach Matt Mennell announced the addition of Matthew Tellez as an assistant coach with the Bulldog soccer program in May 2016.

Tellez comes to Asheville after serving the last four seasons as an assistant coach at Sacramento State, a Division I school in the Big West Conference. While at Sacramento State, he worked with midfield and back line players and was also involved with recruiting and as an academic mentor for the team. In addition to his work with the program, Tellez also served as Sacramento State’s Youth Soccer Camp Director and overseeing numerous camps throughout the calendar year.

“When we began the process of our search for a new 1st assistant coach, I had a wish list of the characteristics that would define the ideal candidate,” Mennell stated. “They would have a high level of coaching acumen, possess impeccable personal values and character, come from a great playing background, demonstrate a total commitment to the development of the student-athlete, and ideally, they would have experience in a successful Division I Men's Soccer program as an assistant coach. Needless to say, these were and are lofty expectations. I am pleased to say that this description fits Matt Tellez in every facet. I could not be more excited that he has decided to join our program. Matt is going to add a tremendous amount of value to UNC Asheville, the UNC Asheville Men's Soccer program and to the City of Asheville.”

Prior to his time on the staff at Sacramento State, Tellez played four seasons as a holding midfielder for the program. He is second in program history with 80 career matches played and is tied for the single-season Sacramento State record with 23 matches started in 2010. He earned All-MPSF Honorable Mention following the 2009 season and was a starter on the 2009 and 2010 MPSF championship teams that also won NCAA Tournament games and advanced to the second round. For his career, Tellez totaled two goals and three assists for seven points, scoring one game winning goal and attempting 59 shots.

"I want to thank everyone involved at UNC Asheville, especially Janet R. Cone, Terri Brne and Coach Mennell, for this opportunity. I am honored and humbled to be chosen as the new assistant coach, and excited about working with the coaching staff, players, athletics department and community,” Tellez stated. “I’d like to thank Coach Mike Linenberger and Coach Matt McDougall for giving me an opportunity to begin my coaching career at Sacramento State and helping me to become a better coach and person.”


Zak Davis  |  Graduate Assistant

As a graduate of 2016 class at UNC Asheville, Zak Davis was brought in as a Graduate assistant for the Men's and Women's soccer teams.

Previously played as a goalie for the Bulldogs 2012-2016 with a record totaly of 37 saves during his career. Davis also served as a member of SAAC showing support for his fellow athletes.