Scott Wiercinski was named head coach of the Bowdoin men's soccer team in March of 2013.
In his first season at Bowdoin, Wiercinski led the Polar Bears to an 8-4-4 mark. Bowdoin advanced to the NESCAC semifinals after defeating Tufts in penalty kicks to secure a quarterfinal victory.
A native of Brunswick and graduate of Brunswick High School, Wiercinski will return to Maine after seven years as head coach at the University of Chicago. His resume also includes assistant coaching jobs at Brown and Bowdoin. He is a 1999 graduate of Middlebury.
Wiercinski wrapped up his seventh season as head men's
soccer coach at University of Chicago in 2012. The Maroons posted
an 8-4-5 overall record in 2012, bringing Wiercinski's career
record to 58-47-20. In 2009, Wiercinski guided the Maroons to the
University Athletic Association championship and an automatic berth
in the NCAA Division III tournament.
Prior to his arrival at Chicago, Wiercinski spent five years as an assistant coach at Brown University from 2001-05. During that time, Brown compiled a 41-31-13 overall record, collected three Ivy League championships, and earned two NCAA Division I postseason berths.
Wiercinski broke into coaching in 2000 with Bowdoin, where he helped former head coach Brian Ainscough lead the Polar Bears to a 14-2-2 record. A as a student at Middlebury College, Wiercinski was a four-year letter winner and two-time All-New England Small College Athletic Conference goalkeeper for the Panthers. He helped lead Middlebury to a 48-10-3 overall record and four NCAA Division III tournament appearances from 1995-98.
In Wiercinski's 15 years on the sidelines and on the field, his teams have compiled a record of 144-75-35 with nine NCAA tournament appearances.
He will take over a Bowdoin team that has been one of the finest in New England over the last decade. The Polar Bears have averaged 11 wins per season since 2000, have qualified for the postseason in 11 of the last 12 years and made three NCAA Tournament appearances, including the team's first-ever NCAA "Final Four" berth in 2010.
Peter Mills, a 2009 Bowdoin College graduate and Brunswick native, joined the Polar Bear coaching staff in the summer of 2010. A four year contributor at Bowdoin from 2005-08, Mills helped the Polar Bears to an impressive 36-21-3 record over his career. He brings a resume of coaching experience to the task, having served as a head coach for the U-12 Seacoast United Soccer Club team while also gaining experience coaching at Portland High School and at the Fran O'Leary and Brian Ainscough Soccer Camps. Mills graduated from Bowdoin with a degree in History and a minor in Education.