Head Men's Soccer Coach
The Department of Athletics at Gordon College has named Matt Horth as the new head coach for the Men's Soccer team. Horth, a former professional soccer player and 2010 graduate of Gordon College, will be the 12th coach in the program's nearly 60-year history.
"We are excited about this announcement and Horth's return to College athletics," said Jonathan Tymann, Athletic Director. "Horth is incredibly driven, and is a fierce competitor who cares deeply about the mission of the College. We are confident he will lead our Fighting Scots to new heights."
Horth has played soccer professionally with several organizations including the Atlanta Silverbacks of the North American Soccer League (NASL); Rochester Rhinos of the United Soccer League (USL); the New England Revolution of Major League Soccer (MLS); and internationally with the Icelandic club Leiknir Reykjavík of 1. Deild Karla. Horth was twice awarded NASL Player of the Week and once named Player of the Month during his tenure with the Silverbacks.
Assistant Men's Soccer Coach
Andrew Vandervoort joined the Men's Soccer staff in summer of 2015 as an assistant to head coach Derek Potteiger. He volunteered with the team in 2014.
Vandervoort '14 was a standout in four years as a part of the Men's Soccer program. The Memphis, Tennessee product led the Fighting Scots in scoring all four years of his career, despite battling injuries in a handful of seasons. He scored 48 career goals, including a career-high 18 his senior year. Eighteen of his 48 career goals ended up as game-winners for the Scots. He also dished out four assists to complete an 100-point career.
Twice, Vandervoort was the Commonwealth Coast Conference Offensive Player of the Year (2011, 2013) and made the postseason awards list three times. His senior year, Vandervoort was a NSCAA First-Team All-American after being among the national leaders in goals and points.
Assistant Men's Soccer Coach
Todd McMillan joined the Gordon College Men's Soccer staff as goalkeeper coach in the fall of 2008.
Since moving to Boston's North Shore in 2003, McMillan has worked two seasons as an assistant coach at Lexington High School and spent several years coaching youth soccer with Essex County United. Prior to his time here, he also gained valuable experience coaching youth summer camps with the Charlotte Eagles Professional Soccer Club, and training with semi-professional Newtongrange Star F.C. in Edinburgh, Scotland and the A-League Tennessee Rhythm in Nashville.
A highly successful collegiate athlete, McMillan played his college ball for the storied University of Tampa men's soccer program, winning an NCAA Division II National Championship his sophomore season. After transferring to Covenant College (Lookout Mountain, Ga.), he was a two-time Tennessee-Virginia Athletic Conference First Team All-Conference selection, and graduated with a B.A. in History.