Tim Bartmettler is the first men’s and women’s soccer coach in Benedictine University at Mesa history. Both programs will start as club teams in 2016 before transitioning into the NAIA a year later. “I am very excited to take on the challenges that come with starting a new program,” Barmettler said. “I am putting together an excellent coaching staff to help the Benedictine University soccer programs become successful.
“The coaching staff believes that the soccer programs can be successful in the short future and in the long run. We plan to develop traditions and the culture that will attract quality players to attend and compete for BenU at Mesa.” Barmettler brings 27 years of coaching experience on both the men’s and women’s sides at various levels to the Redhawks soccer programs.
Barmettler’s most recent coaching stop was at Mesa Community College, where he has been coaching since 2012. He helped revitalize the men’s soccer program that hadn’t reached the postseason in seven years, turning it into a perennial contender, reaching the ACCAC Regional Tournament in 2013, 2014 and 2015. Barmettler also manages the Arizona Arsenal Soccer Club in Gilbert, Ariz., which he has run since 2004. There, he oversees one of the largest and most successful clubs in the state of Arizona.
Tim Marchisotto joins the men’s soccer staff as an assistant coach for the inaugural season of Redhawks soccer, beginning as a club program in 2016 before transitioning to the NAIA in 2017.
Marchisotto serves as the head coach and general manager for Sporting Arizona FC, a member of the United Premier Soccer League, where he led them to a first-place finish in the Arizona Conference in 2017. Marchisotto’s most recent collegiate stop was as an assistant coach at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (Ariz.) until 2015. He helped the Eagles to a 12-5-1 overall record and a 9-2 record in the California Pacific Conference in 2014.
He also served as an assistant coach at Grand Canyon University during the 2000s and was the head man at Paradise Valley Community College from 2007-2009 and for Arizona State’s club program from 2009 to 2011.
Andrew Weber joins the men’s soccer staff as a goalkeeper coach for the 2017 season. A four-year starter at the University of New Mexico from 2001-04. He was a three-time all-conference and two-time all-region performer for the Lobos in addition to being named the MPSF Goalkeeper of the Year (2002).
Weber played eleven seasons in the United Soccer League (USL) and Major League Soccer (MLS) with D.C. United, Montreal Impact, San Jose Earthquakes, Phoenix FC, Seattle Sounders FC, and Portland Timbers. He has competed in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, CONCACAF Champions League, and MLS Cup, winning the latter as a member of the Timbers in 2015.
He recently played for FC Arizona (NPSL) where he was the recipient of the 2017 NPSL Golden Glove award.