Greg Gilmore, a 2012 graduate of Southern Vermont College, was named the 18th SVC head men's soccer coach in May of 2016.
Gilmore brought a strong deal of playing and coaching experience to the position as well as a keen familiarity with the College. Six years after graduating, he still holds the record for the most games started in team history with 73. His defensive prowess helped lead the Mountaineers to three-straight New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) playoff appearances, the team getting all the way to the league’s championship game in both 2010 and 2011.
Prior to returning to SVC, Gilmore had most recently been the head coach and director of coaching for Maximum Velocity FC in Lee, N.H. since November of 2014 while also heading the boys’ varsity team at Farmington High School in Farmington, N.H. since June of ‘14. In his stint at Farmington, he led the team to its first playoff victory in 39 years. Prior to that, Gilmore was on the other side of the ball from SVC as he was an assistant and goalkeepers coach at Newbury College, an NECC foe, for the 2013 season.
He received his Bachelors of Science in History & Politics from SVC in 2012 and is currently nearing the receipt of his Master of Business Administration degree in Athletic Administration from Southern New Hampshire University.
Additionally, Gilmore was a three-year player for the Southern Vermont baseball team, being on the SVC pitching staff that helped the squad go to the NECC postseason in both 2010 and 2011 while falling in the championship round in the latter of those years.
Gilmore will also assume a part-time role as an assistant sports information director, using his passion for journalism and experience working in the communications field to support the sports information office- primarily for the spring seasons.
Patrick Zilkha joined the SVC coaching staff to assist the Mountaineers in August of 2015. He obtained his US Soccer Federation National D License in May of 2015 after holding an E License since February of 2013.
Zilkha acquired a slew of credits at the 2014 National Soccer Coaches Association of America Convention for a US Soccer A licensure, the same time during which he received a National Federation of State High School/NSCAA Professional Development Certificate for High School Coaches.
Coach Zilkha has been the head coach of the Southern Vermont Mountain Fusion, the top travel club for Southern Vermont, since 2009, heading the U12, U10, and U8 programs. He has also been a coach with the Manchester (Vt.) Youth Soccer League since 2008, becoming a board member for the organization in 2010.