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|MIKE DREVES- Head Men's Soccer Coach|
Dreves enters his ninth season as Grove City College's head men's
soccer coach. In his first eight seasons, Dreves has guided the
Wolverines to 74 total wins and seven Presidents' Athletic Conference Tournament
Last season, Dreves led the Wolverines to an 8-5-6 overall record and a 4-1-3 record in PAC play. In addition, Grove City set an NCAA Division III record and tied the NCAA All-Divisions/Collegiate record by playing in 11 overtime matches during the 2013 campaign.
In addition, then-sophomore Seth Loew became the fourth Dreves-coached player to earn NSCAA All-Great Lakes Region honors, joining former standouts Bob McNees, Chuck Witt and Josh Kern.
In 2011, Grove City recorded 12 wins overall, including a 6-1-1 conference mark. The Wolverines qualified for the Eastern College Athletic Conference Southern Championship Tournament. In 2010, Dreves directed Grove City to 15 victories and to the championship match of the ECAC Tournament.
In 2006 -- his first season at the helm -- Grove City advanced to the ECAC semifinals after upsetting top-seeded Swarthmore in the quarterfinals.
A 1997 Grove City College graduate, Dreves took over as head coach in June 2006 after serving as an assistant coach for five seasons under retired head coach Dr. Don Lyle. As an assistant coach, he helped the Wolverines post four winning seasons, an average of 11 wins per season and two postseason berths.
In 2005, Grove City captured its first-ever Presidents' Athletic Conference Championship Tournament title with a 2-1 victory over top-seeded Washington & Jefferson Nov. 5. The Wolverines advanced to the Eastern College Athletic Conference Southern Championship Tournament finals and finished 2005 with a 13-6-5 record.
In addition to excelling on the field, Grove City players have also fared well in the classroom. The program earned the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Team Academic Award each year from 2008 to 2012. Grove City also received the NSCAA Ethics Award in 2009.
Dreves earned four letters as a player at Grove City from 1993-96. He captained the 1995 and 1996 teams and helped lead the Wolverines to the 1996 PAC and ECAC titles. The 1996 team earned the program's first PAC title and also posted a program-record 16 victories.
Dreves' coaching career began at the scholastic level. He guided the Titusville (Pa.) High School boys' soccer program from 1997-2000, directing the Rockets to 39 wins and one Tri-County Athletic Conference championship (1998) in four seasons.
He then joined the Grove City coaching staff prior to the start of the 2001 season and helped the Wolverines reach the ECAC Tournament twice.
Dreves graduated from Grove City in May 1997 with a bachelor's degree in mathematics/secondary education. He then earned his master's degree in exercise science at nearby Slippery Rock University. Dreves has also attained the NSCAA "Premier" license as well as the United States Soccer Federation's "B" license.
He taught mathematics at both Titusville (1997-2001) and Mercer (2001-06) High Schools before coming to the College. Dreves joined the Grove City athletic department on a full-time basis in June 2006 as an assistant professor of physical education and as Fitness Room Coordinator.
In June 2012, Dreves became the athletic department's compliance coordinator. In July 2014, he added the role of interim project manager for the College's rapidly-growing exercise science program.
Dreves lives in Pine Township with his wife Sue (also a 1997 Grove City graduate) and their two sons, Joshua and Isaac.