John Witkowski enters his sixth season as the head men’s soccer coach at Mount Union.
Witkowski has posted a 39-46-9 record (.463) and built a foundation for success at Mount Union. He has led the Purple Raiders to 10 wins in each of the past two seasons, which is the first consecutive double-digit win seasons since 2002 and 2003. Last season, the Raiders won their first-ever Ohio Athletic Conference Tournament match, a year after hosting an OAC Tournament match for the first time since 1998.
Off the field, his teams have posted a team grade point average of 3.0 or higher to earn the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Team Academic Award in each of his five seasons at the helm.
Before coming to Alliance, Witkowski spent five seasons as an assistant coach at Frostburg State University in Frostburg, Maryland. In his time there, Frostburg State was a nationally ranked program with one regional All-American and 36 All-Conference selections.
On the pitch, Witkowski was a four-year letterwinner for legendary coach Jim Lennox at Hartwick College, a tradition-rich NCAA Division I program in Oneonta, New York that has made 22 NCAA Championship appearances. At Hartwick, he was a three-time recipient of the Phillip S. Wilder, Jr. Award for Academic Distinction and earned bachelor degrees in business management and accounting with minors in economics, finance and religious studies. Witkowski also earned a master's degree in human performance from Frostburg State in 2004.
Off the pitch, Witkowski is a member of both the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) and United States Soccer Federation (USSF) and holds the NSCAA Premier, Advanced National, National, Goalkeeping Regional, Director of Coaching, and National Youth diplomas.