|Position:||Associate Head Coach|
|Phone:||(203) 254-4000 ext. 3149|
Maciej Sliwinski begins his second season with the Fairfield University men’s soccer staff. After serving as an assistant coach in 2015, Sliwinski was promoted to Associate Head Coach beginning with the 2016 campaign.
Before arriving at Fairfield, Sliwinski spent the five seasons an assistant at Radford University. Under the guidance of Head Coach Marc Reeves, Radford earned the Big South regular-season title and reached the conference tournament championship game.
During his tenure at Radford, the program posted 47 wins in five seasons including double-digit win totals in 2014 (12) and 2012 (10). Radford led the nation in goals against average (0.88) in 2014 which helped the team set the longest winning streak in the nation at seven games and the longest unbeaten streak at 11 contests. Academically, Radford produced the Big South Scholar Athlete of the Year a year ago and earned a team GPA award from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) for the fifth straight season. The program boasted four Academic All-Americans over the last three seasons.
Sliwinski served as an assistant coach at Lafayette prior to his arrival in Virginia. He began his time at Lafayette for the 2009 campaign, helping the Leopards to a 10-7-2 overall record and a trip to the Patriot League semifinals. At Lafayette, he supervised the goalkeepers, including Patriot League Goalkeeper of the Year Phillip Nelson.
His resume also includes time at St. John’s University where he worked two seasons with Coach Reeves' staff in 2007 and 2008. His time under Head Coach Dr. Dave Masur was successful, as St. John’s earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament and advanced to the national semifinals enroute to a 19-3-3 overall record.
A native of Poland, Sliwinski played four seasons at Iona College where he was a two-year captain and was a member of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) All-Academic team. During his time at Iona, he interned with the New York Red Bulls where he assisted in team operations and game preparation.
Sliwinski earned his undergraduate degree in finance and later added a master’s degree in sports management from St. John’s University. He also has experience outside of the college game, serving as the Director of Coaching with the Brooklyn Italians.
His younger brother graduated from Philadelphia University and played soccer at the school. His father also has ties to the game as a coach in Poland.