Siener to Take Reins of Men’s Soccer

| November 30, 2012

Mike Siener will assume head coaching duties for Webster University men’s soccer.

Mike Siener, who has served as associate head coach for the past two seasons, will take on the head coaching duties for the Webster University men’s soccer team, effective immediately. Marty Todt, who has been the head coach for the Gorloks for the past 25 seasons, will flip positions with Siener and assume the associate head coaching duties.

Siener, a Webster graduate, is anxious to jump into his new role as head coach, stating, “I think it is exciting to take my soccer coaching career to the next level, adding the head coaching duties to my work in the program here at Webster. Marty and I are continuing to coach and work together, and it is my goal for the program to have continued success, as it has with Marty at the helm, and hopefully to reach even greater heights.”

As a student, Siener played soccer for the Gorloks from 1997-1999, including the 1999 team that may have been Todt’s best club. That team went 16-2-1, won the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference title, and advanced to the NCAA III Tournament. Siener also played basketball, tennis, and baseball for Webster, being named SLIAC All-Conference in soccer for two years and for one in tennis. He was an assistant coach for men’s basketball for 11 years, before taking on the associate mantle for soccer, and is in his eighth year as the head coach for men’s and women’s tennis

Todt commented on the switch in positions, noting, “I don’t see much changing in how the team will be run, just the change in titles. I think it has been a very postitive experience working with Mike, we are on the same page.  Mike is very detailed oriented and has gained the right experience through his coaching in tennis and basketball.”

“I think we work together a lot like Luigi Scire and I did when he was my associate for 12 years. After Luigi left to start the women’s program there was a gap for a number of years that was filled in by other capable coaches, but I feel Mike and I have cultivated that same kind of relationship these past two years. We have the same goals.”

After 25 seasons as men’s soccer head coach, Webster Athletics Hall of Fame inductee Marty Todt will switch roles with current associate head coach Mike Siener.

Todt was recently voted to the Webster Athletics Hall of Fame and will be inducted on Feb. 2, 2013. Todt was inducted into the St. Louis Soccer Hall of Fame in 2011.  He led the Gorloks to five SLIAC Titles and five SLIAC Conference Tournament Championships, including both in 2012. He took teams to the NCAA Tournament five years, including the 1999 edition that Siener played on. His 238 wins rank him 44th out of all active men’s coaches in NCAA III. His 24 plus years of service to Webster Athletics makes Todt the ‘dean’ of the Webster Athletic coaching staff.

“Marty Todt is Webster University soccer,” said Tom Hart, Webster athletic director. “For 25 seasons he has led our men’s soccer program and created a consistent climate of competitive and successful teams. We are especially thrilled to know Marty will continue to coach at Webster. His experience in and around the St. Louis soccer community will continue to benefit the student athletes in our program. The coaching knowledge Marty has accumulated will be especially helpful to  Mike Siener as he begins to build on the foundation Coach Todt has established.”

Hart went on to address the transition by saying, “from his time as a student athlete through his work as an assistant coach and head coach of our tennis programs, Mike Siener has always produced results for Webster Athletics. We are pleased and excited Mike has accepted the head coaching position for a team he represented at Webster as a student athlete. The hard work and determination Coach Siener displayed when playing for Coach Todt will serve him well as he changes places with his mentor on the sidelines.”

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  1. Derrick Florian says:

    Congradulations Mike, you deserve it!!!!