Massachusetts Daily Collegian

UMass names Jason Dowiak as new women’s soccer head coach

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






(Katherine Mayo/ Daily Collegian)

After cutting ties with coach Ed Matz following the Massachusetts women’s soccer team’s sixth straight losing season, UMass has finally found a new coach for the Minutewomen.

The UMass athletic department announced Tuesday morning that Jason Dowiak has been hired to serve as the Minutewomen’s sixth head coach.

“We are very excited to welcome Jason Dowiak to the Massachusetts Athletics family. Jason is a highly respected soccer coach who has been around high-achieving programs his entire career,” Athletic Director Ryan Bamford said in a press release. “His recent work developing South Florida into a nationally-recognized top 25 program was a tremendous plus that stood out during our search process. I have every confidence that Jason will restore our program to a level of success seen in our past.”

At USF, Dowiak served as an assistant coach under head coach Denise Schilte-Brown from 2013-2016 and was promoted to associate head coach in 2017. He also was a recruiting coordinator for the Bulls.

In Dowiak’s five years with South Florida, the Bulls went 63-23-17.

“I am honored and excited to join the UMass Department of Athletics. The University of Massachusetts is an impressive institution and the women’s soccer program has a history of success that I look forward to returning to greatness,” Dowiak said in a press release. “I want to thank Director of Athletics Ryan Bamford for his confidence in my leadership and I truly look forward to being a positive addition to his exciting vision for UMass.”

Prior to coaching at USF, Dowiak served as an assistant coach for women’s soccer program from 2011-13 and head coach at Anderson University from 2007-2011.

Philip Sanzo can be reached at [email protected] and followed on Twitter @Philip_Sanzo.

About the Writer
Philip Sanzo, Sports Editor

Class of 2018, Phil served as the sports editor and the senior producer for the Daily Collegian. Having worked with the Collegian since his freshman year, Phil covered football and men’s basketball.

Leave a Comment

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Navigate Right
Navigate Left
  • UMass names Jason Dowiak as new women’s soccer head coach

    Archives

    Political science professors debrief after the midterm elections

  • UMass names Jason Dowiak as new women’s soccer head coach

    Archives

    Celebrate Election Day to make voting cool again

  • UMass names Jason Dowiak as new women’s soccer head coach

    Archives

    The intersectionality of voting

  • UMass names Jason Dowiak as new women’s soccer head coach

    Archives

    Police Logs: Friday, Nov. 9 – Monday, Nov. 12

  • UMass names Jason Dowiak as new women’s soccer head coach

    Archives

    Letter: UMass Hillel is no longer following an open-door policy

  • UMass names Jason Dowiak as new women’s soccer head coach

    Archives

    First period success powering UMass hockey

  • UMass names Jason Dowiak as new women’s soccer head coach

    Archives

    Minutemen face Holy Cross for first time since 2011-12 season

  • UMass names Jason Dowiak as new women’s soccer head coach

    Archives

    Honoring Humboldt: How a goalie mask motivates Matt Murray like never before

  • UMass names Jason Dowiak as new women’s soccer head coach

    Archives

    ‘Mid90s:’ A coming-of-age story that subverts its genre

  • UMass names Jason Dowiak as new women’s soccer head coach

    Archives

    Don’t be afraid to change your major