Michael Combs has recently been selected as the next head coach to lead the Mason Boys Soccer Program, pending school board approval.He will succeed Paul Reedy who announced his coaching retirement at the end of last season.The former Mariemont HS and Northern KY University soccer standout brings a high level of experience and coaching accolades to Mason Soccer.
Combs coached at the high school level for seven years before becoming an assistant coach at Cincinnati State in 2000. He accepted a full-time position at Earlham College (NCAA Div. III) in Richmond, IN. as an assistant men’s soccer coach during the 2001 season.
In the fall of 2002, Combs returned to Cincinnati State as the head coach of the Cincinnati State men’s team. In his 14 seasons as head coach at Cincinnati State, his teams posted a record of 223 wins, 50 losses, and 13 ties. Combs led the Surge to 12 Ohio Community College Athletic Conference championships, three regional titles, two district titles and NJCAA National Tournament appearances in 2010, 2012 and 2013.
In those 14 seasons, the Cincinnati State program was ranked in the top fifteen nationally and produced 16 All-Americans. Combs was named OCCAC “Coach of the Year” in 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2016. Combs also earned NJCAA Region XII "Coach of the Year" in 2010, 2012 & 2013. Since joining the (OCSA) Ohio Collegiate Soccer Association in 2012, Combs earned "OCSA Coach of the Year" in 2012, 2013, 2014 2015 and 2016. The NSCAA named Combs as the 2013 "NJCAA - East Coach of the Year." Combs holds a USSF “C” National Coaching License, and is a member of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. Combs also directs Playmakers Soccer Academy, which provides youth soccer camps in Cincinnati.Combs is also the President of the (CHSS) Cincinnati Hills SAY Soccer league.
Combs is the current Kings Hammer YDA Director and he coaches a U9 boys team and a U11 girls for Kings Hammer.He currently teaches Physical Education at St. Gertrude School in Cincinnati Ohio.
**Press Release from Mason Sports Information Director, Dan Hilen