Mike Madigan | Head Coach
Mike Madigan has been named the new head men's soccer coach at Wartburg College, Athletic Director, Rick Willis, announced Dec. 22, 2016.
Madigan comes to Wartburg from Macalester College in St. Paul, Minn. where he served as the assistant coach and recruiting coordinator since 2012. The Scots won the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) championship in 2015 and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament that season.
In addition to his assistant coaching duties, he was the assistant facility manager for the Leonard Center where he helped with event management and supervised over 100 work study employees.
Prior to Macalester, Madigan was an assistant coach at George Washington University for two seasons and a volunteer assistant coach for one season. In 2011, the Colonials won the Atlantic 10 regular season championship and advanced to the championship game in the conference tournament.
Madigan was an assistant coach and head goalkeeper coach for four years at prestigious Shattuck-St. Mary's college preparatory school in Faribault, Minn. The team reached the 2008 U.18 Boys US Youth Soccer National Final during his tenure.
The Stevens Point, Wis. native graduated from Macalester in 2003 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics. Madigan was a four-year goalkeeper for the Scots that won the MIAC Championship three times and subsequently qualified for three NCAA Tournaments. Macalester advanced to the Elite Eight in 2002. Madigan was named All-Conference, All-Region and finished third in NCAA Division III in goals against average that season.
He was a reserve goalkeeper on the Minnesota Thunder professional soccer team from 2004-05.
Madigan holds the following certifications: USSF A License, USSF National Youth License, NSCAA Advanced National Diploma and NSCAA Advanced National Goalkeeper Diploma.
He will begin at Wartburg at the start of the new semester in January 2017.
Justin Kaiser | Assistant Coach
Justin Kaiser, assistant coach Kaiser enters his first season with the program.
Kaiser comes to Wartburg from McDaniel College in Westminster, Maryland where he served as the graduate assistant for the past two seasons. He was the assistant varsity coach at John Hardin High School in Elizabethtown, Kentucky during the summer of 2014 and the assistant varsity coach at Elizabethtown High School during the summer of 2013.
For his undergraduate degree, Kaiser had to complete an internship and fulfilled that requirement at Wartburg during the winter term of 2015.
Kaiser was a four-year member of the York men’s soccer program that won three Capital Athletic Conference Championships and advanced to the Sweet Sixteen round of the NCAA Tournament twice.
Kaiser holds an NSCAA National Diploma and an NSCAA Advanced National Diploma.
He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in sport management from York and his Master’s degree in exercise science and sport administration from McDaniel.
Harmon enters his first season with the program and has extensive experience working with goalkeepers and defenders.
He comes to Wartburg after seven years at Metropolitan Community College in Missouri. Before his stop in Missouri, he worked as an assistant coach at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania and Avila University in Missouri. He primarily worked with the defenders and goalkeepers on the tactical and technical side
Harmon has also served as director of goalkeeping with the Futura Soccer Club in teaching young goalkeepers the technical components of the position. He also had a stint with Waterloo West High School girl’s teams.
The Pittsburgh native started for three seasons at the University of Pittsburgh before playing semi-professionally.
Paris Martins, volunteer assistant coach
Martins, a 2017 Wartburg graduate, enters his first season on the coaching staff and will work primarily with the midfielders and forwards. He was a team captain, two time All-Conference and All-Region Midfielder during his career as a Knight. Martins was a member of the 2013 and 2014 Iowa Conference Championship teams that advanced to the Sweet Sixteen in the NCAA Tournament both years.
He ranks in four career categories with 80 points (seventh) on 30 goals (ninth) and 20 assists (second) in 86 total matches (seventh).