Andreas Lindberg, one of the most successful men’s soccer head coaches in the country with a career winning percentage of .753 across 13 seasons was named the new Seton Hall men’s soccer head coach on Dec. 11, 2017. Lindberg came to The Hall after nine years as the head coach of Div. II soccer powerhouse LIU-Post, where he accumulated seven NCAA Tournament appearances.
2019- Following up a successful first year at the helm of the program, Lindberg again put the Pirates in a position to contend for the BIG EAST Tournament with a 3-5-1 campaign... Amongst the squad's biggest victories was a road win over BIG EAST rival Marquette, 2-1 in overtime, the first time either team won on the road since 2014... For the third time in two seasons, Lindberg had a player named to an All-BIG EAST team with Carlton McKenzie garnering second-team honors.
2018- In his first year at Seton Hall, Lindberg led The Hall to an improvement of nearly 100 points in winning percentage. The Hall narrowly missed the BIG EAST Tournament in a 6-7-2 campaign, which included The Hall's first-ever win over BIG EAST rival Butler and its first conference road win since 2014. Following the season two of his charges, David Arvidsson and CJ Tibbling, were named Second Team All-BIG EAST.
From 2009-17, Lindberg led the LIU Post to a record of 139-30-15 (.796), eight East Coast Conference (ECC) regular season championships, six ECC Tournament championships, seven NCAA Tournament appearances and four NCAA East Region championships and berths into the tournament quarterfinals. Five times, LIU-Post has earned a national No. 1 ranking in the United Soccer Coaches Poll, and the program has finished in the top-15 in the final season poll in each of the last seven years, including a program-high No. 7 in 2017.
Lindberg’s teams dominated in the ECC with three consecutive tournament championships that have followed incredible regular seasons. Since the start of 2015, LIU-Post has gone an astonishing 25-1-2 in ECC games, including an active 18-game unbeaten streak. Overall, in nine seasons at LIU-Post, Lindberg went 64-8-6 in the ECC, with only three losses coming in the final seven seasons. The conference domination helped Lindberg earn six ECC Coach of the Year awards (2017, 2015, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2009). He also is a three-time United Soccer Coaches East Region Coach of the Year (2017, 2015, 2014).
In his LIU-Post tenure, his student-athletes have garnered one Div. II National Player of the Year award, 10 United Soccer Coaches All-America selections, four United Soccer Coaches Academic All-America selections, 26 All-East Region selections, 44 All-ECC selections, six ECC Offensive Player of the Year awards, two ECC Defensive Player of the Year awards, three ECC Goalkeeper of the Year awards and five ECC Rookie of the Year awards.
Prior to his tremendous nine-year run at LIU-Post, Lindberg was the head coach at his alma mater, Southampton College, from 2002-05. He posted a four-year record of 30-14-7 that included a regular season NYCAC title in his first season. Lindberg helped to push Southampton to the national stage, with the program climbing as high as No. 16 in the United Soccer Coaches national poll during his time.
In addition to his success in the head coaching ranks, Lindberg has a strong background in the professional and academy ranks. From 2006-07 he was the head coach and general manager of the New York Hampton Surf, a professional indoor soccer club and member of the American Indoor Soccer League (AISL). Lindberg coached the Met Oval Development Academy in Brooklyn from 2007-10, training 15-18 year olds in the USSF Development Academy system. During his time in Brooklyn, three of his charges were selected for U.S. National team training camps. Lindberg also served as the head coach of the Brooklyn Knights of the USL Premier Development League for the 2012 season, guiding the Knights to a four-win improvement from the prior campaign.
Lindberg received a United States Soccer Federation “A” License in 2013 and a “B” License in 2011. He holds a pair of United Soccer Coaches Special Topics Diplomas as well as an Advanced National Diploma from the Organization.
Originally from Sweden, Lindberg was a member of the men’s soccer team at Southampton from 1998-2001 before graduating with a degree in Business Administration in 2002. He earned a Masters of Business Administration from Long Island University in 2004.
Jeff Matteo was named an assistant coach for men's soccer prior to the 2018 campaign.
Matteo comes to South Orange with a wealth of BIG EAST experience, having spent the last 11 seasons on the coaching staff across the river at St. John’s. During his time in Queens, the Red Storm made five NCAA Tournament appearances, won three BIG EAST titles and made an appearance in the 2008 College Cup. Matteo helped mentor 13 All-Region selections and 28 All-BIG EAST honorees during his time on the coaching staff at St. John’s.
A former standout on the pitch, Matteo was an All-American and the 2001 BIG EAST Midfielder of the year during his playing days at St. John’s. He played in four NCAA Tournaments with the Red Storm and won a pair of BIG EAST titles. He graduated in with a bachelor of science in telecommunications and a minor in business in 2001 before a five-year professional playing career in the United States and Italy.
Edison Sanchez enters his first year as an assistant coach with the Seton Hall men's soccer program in 2021.
Sanchez served as an assistant coach with the Manhattan men's soccer program for three years prior to his arrival at The Hall. In 2019, he guided the Jaspers to a MAAC Tournament berth while helping land two players on the All-MAAC team accolades. Sanchez’s impact on the staff was felt immediately when in his first year with the program in 2018, the Jaspers notched a program-record 12 wins including its first victory over a ranked opponent when Manhattan took down No. 25 Fordham on September 18.
Prior to his arrival at Manhattan, Sanchez served as the head coach for the Monroe women's soccer team. In his first season at the helm, the team finished the year ranked 16th in the United Soccer Coaches Junior College Division I Women's Poll. Sanchez led the program to a pair of wins against top-five NJCAA opponents in 2017. Sanchez also served as an assistant coach with the Monroe men’s soccer program from 2014-2017 when the Mustangs made two National Championship appearances.
Sanchez attended Monroe College in 2011, where he helped the Mustangs reach their first national championship in program history during a 14-2-1 campaign. He then transferred to Belhaven University in Jackson, MS, in 2012 and won a national championship with the Blazers in 2012. Sanchez also spent time in the New York Red Bulls organization, participating on the U-14 to U-23 teams.
Seton Hall alum Dan Solli joined Andreas Lindberg's staff at Seton Hall as the volunteer assistant coach in 2019.
Solli has served as a seasonal staff coach with Red Bull New York in Harrison, New Jersey, since March 2012, implementing seasonal development plans for all teams, executing weekly training sessions and coaching teams in matches, while also completing analysis reports.
The return to the college ranks for Solli comes after he spent the 2014 and 2015 season as an assistant women's soccer coach at Fordham.
Before his time at Red Bull New York, Solli served as an assistant women’s soccer coach at the College of Mount Saint Vincent in Riverdale, New York, for the 2011 season, where he assisted with all aspects of the team and worked specifically with the goalkeepers. He also served as a goalkeeper coach for the Brooklyn Italians Soccer Club, directing and developing all youth goalkeeepers, 18 and under.
Solli holds U.S. Soccer Federation National “B”, “C”, and “D” licenses and holds State, Regional, and National Goalkeeping diplomas from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA).
In addition to coaching, Solli has been a certified referee for the Staten Island Youth Soccer League since 2004, and has been selected to referee US Soccer developmental academy matches and ODP Region 1 tournaments.
During his playing career, Solli played for the NPSL’s Brooklyn Italians from 2010-11, as well as for Roza FC (2009-10) and Union Latina SC (2009-10).
Solli is a 2010 graduate of Seton Hall University with a degree in Journalism and Public Relations.