The America East Champion Seawolves and Terrapins kick off Saturday night at 7 p.m. in College Park, Md.
Eric Teepe rejoined the Stony Brook women's soccer program as an assistant coach prior to the 2011 season. Previously, Teepe was as an assistant coach for the Seawolves from 1994-2002, during which time he was responsible for overseeing training, recruiting, travel and scheduling.
Teepe served as the head coach at Iona College from 2006-10. In 2009, Teepe led the Gaels to a third-place finish in MAAC play, the team's highest standing in over 15 years. That season, Iona women's soccer was also recognized in the classroom with the NSCAA Team Academic award, the program's first such honor. Under Teepe's guidance, the squad garnered the academic honor once again in 2010.
In addition to experience at the intercollegiate level, Teepe is also heavily involved at the international level, where he is the current head coach of the Under-15 U.S. Youth Soccer Region I team. In 2013, Teepe led the squad on a trip to Germany where the team faced three top outfits from the Bundesliga Academy and earned two wins and a draw. Under the guidance of Teepe, the U.S. team also won three matches during a trip to Brazil in 2011, including a victory over the top Brazil senior club team. Teepe's international pedigree is also bolstered by his work as a National Team scout for the U.S. Federation.
In his more than 20 years as a soccer coach, Teepe has also worked as the Director of Training with the Long Island Lady Riders and the Eastern New York (ENY) South ODP team. In 2013, Teepe helped guide the ENY team to a national championship appearance after an overtime win over a talented North Texas squad. Teepe has also coached at Northport High School (1988-94) and has served as the Assistant Director of Coaching with the Northport Youth Center Soccer League (1998-99).
Teepe earned his bachelor's degree in sports management from Averett College in 1987 and stayed on the following season as an assistant coach. He is certified with the United States Soccer Federation "B" License and also owns Advanced and National diplomas from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA), with whom he is also a National Board member and Youth Girls Representative.
Teepe resides in Northport with his wife, Christine, and two daughters, Emily and Allison.