Mounsithiraj leaving Goshen College coaching post after 13 years

A search for a new Maple Leaf head coach will begin immediately.

Posted on April 7, 2014 at 6:36 p.m.

GOSHEN — The Goshen College Athletics Department announced a change in the leadership of the men's soccer program Monday afternoon, bringing an end to the 13-year tenure of Tavi Mounsithiraj as Maple Leaf head coach.

"We would like to thank Tavi for his years of service to Goshen College and the men's soccer program," said GC athletic director Tim Demant. "We are going to build upon the foundation which he created during his time at Goshen and take the program in a new direction."

The head coach from 2001-2013, Mounsithiraj posted a 123-109-24 record. His 123 wins are second in program history, behind only Dwain Hartzler, who Mounsithiraj played for and later served as an assistant coach under.

Mounsithiraj's best seasons came between 2004 and 2007 when he led the Maple Leafs to three NAIA Region VIII Tournaments, including reaching the NAIA National Championships for the fourth time in program history in 2006. He was also named Mid-Central College Conference Coach of the Year in 2005.

The Maple Leafs reached at least the semifinal stage of the conference tournament six years in a row from 2004-2009, but failed to get past the first round in each of the last three seasons.

A search for Mounsithiraj's replacement will begin immediately.

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