|2017||9-8||NIAC Finals||Alhasane Sako, All-American|
ACAA Coach of the Year
3 Conference Tournament Appearances
3rd Year ● 22-10-1 Career Record ● Skidmore '13
Brian Mitko enters his third season as SUNY Delhi's men's soccer head coach for the 2019-20 season. The Skidmore graduate and former soccer and lacrosse player came to the Broncos after two years as an assistant coach at the University of Vermont. He and his Broncos are set to compete in their first season in the North Atlantic Conference (NAC).
His first campaign leading the Broncos saw the squad post a 9-8 record, reaching the NIAC Finals and producing one USCAA All-American. With a solid offseason training program and key additions, Mitko's men catapulted to a 13-2-1 record in 2018. The Broncos went unbeaten in their final 11 matches, with their season culminating on penalty kicks at the ACAA Finals following a 1-1 draw to eventual champion Thomas More. Five Broncos received USCAA All-American honors, including two first-team selections. Mitko was named the ACAA Coach of the Year.
While with the UVM Catamounts, Mitko helped lead the team to back-to-back NCAA Division I Tournament appearances, including an America East championship in 2015. The Catamounts compiled a 25-14-4 record over those two seasons.
Mitko also spent one season as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for the men's soccer program at Bard College in New York. Mitko was responsible for Bard's 2014 recruiting class, created drills for training sessions, monitored student-athlete's academic performance, and prepared scouting reports on opponents.
Mitko graduated from Skidmore College in 2013, earning a Bachelor's degree in exercise science. He was a four-year member of the men's soccer and lacrosse teams, earning eight varsity letters. Mitko was a two-year captain of the men's soccer team and as a senior he was named the ECAC Defenseman of the Week twice and Liberty League Defensive Player of the Week four times.
A native of Clinton, Conn., Mitko was also the head coach of the FC Dutchmen Premier team in Albany, New York and has coached at several camps and clinics, including the several at Bard and the Mike Noonan Soccer Camp at Clemson.
Mitko was also SUNY Delhi's men's tennis head coach for his first two years in 2018 and 2019. His Broncos posted a combined record of 8-15, including a NAC Finals appearance in 2019.
Coleman Akey is in his first year as SUNY Delhi men's soccer's assistant coach for the 2019 season. The native of Saratoga Springs, N.Y. and SUNY Plattsburgh alumnus brings to the Broncos a great amount of both playing and coaching experience, having been a college student-athlete at SUNY Adirondack and most recently coaching various levels in the Saratoga Springs area.
Akey was a student-athlete and graduate of Saratoga Springs High School, and was a long-time player for Saratoga Club Soccer. He continued his soccer career at SUNY Adirondack, playing forward for two years during the Timberwolves' record-setting 2012 and 2013 seasons. The team went 30-5 over both seasons, including reaching the 2013 NJCAA National Tournament. Akey then transferred to SUNY Plattsburgh, where he received his Bachelor's in Writings Arts and Literature in 2016.
He has most recently served as an assistant coach for the Ballston Spa High School boys soccer team and the Saratoga-Wilton Soccer Club U-16 and U-19 boys soccer squads.