DAVID KORN | HEAD COACH
Maryville University Director of Athletics Marcus Manning announced David Korn as the head coach for the Saints men’s soccer team February 2016. Korn spent the last two seasons at nearby SIU Edwardsville, an NCAA Division I school, and was co-head coach when the Cougars reached the 2014 NCAA Tournament.
“In David, we have identified a head coach who has a proven track record for recruiting, student-athlete development on and off the field, and competitive success,” Manning said. “In addition, David has experience in collaborating with internal and external constituents, which fits within the fabric of Maryville University. We are excited to have David join SaintsNation.”
“It is a great honor and privilege to become the head coach of the Maryville men’s soccer program,” Korn said. “I want to thank Athletic Director Marcus Manning and the selection committee for giving me this fantastic opportunity. I look forward to building upon the traditions and success of the program that our alumni, past coaches, and players have all worked so hard to build.
“We have high expectations for our program moving forward and will continue to strive for success in the classroom, on the field, and socially,” Korn said. “We look forward to creating an environment that will allow us to compete for GLVC conference championships and national championships, while also preparing our student-athletes to be successful in life after college.”
Korn served as the co-head coach at SIUE in 2014. In his first season with the program, he led SIUE to its first Missouri Valley Conference tournament championship and a bid to the NCAA Division I Tournament. The Cougars recorded a 1-0 victory at Northwestern before getting eliminated by No. 18 California. In 2015, Korn served as the program's associate head coach. While at SIUE, he supervised two players, Matt Poster and Christian Volesky, who were selected in the 2015 Major League Soccer SuperDraft, as well as 2016 SuperDraft selection Justin Bilyeu.
Prior to SIUE, Korn worked for three years at Wright State University and was promoted to associate head coach in 2012. He helped the Raiders earn two Horizon League Tournament bids and an appearance in the 2011 championship game. Korn helped the Raiders record their first winning season in a decade, and Wright State’s 11 wins in 2011 were just the third time in nearly two decades that the program won more than 10 games. He coached the Horizon League Newcomer of the Year in 2011 and 2012, as well as nine All-Horizon League selections.
Korn spent the 2008-2010 seasons at the University of Denver and aided the Pioneers to two NCAA Tournament bids. In 2008, he helped the team post a 10-7-2 record, 8-1-1 in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation, and earn the program’s first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance. In 2010, the Pioneers received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament, before getting eliminated 1-0 in double overtime by UC Santa Barbara. During his time at UD, the Pioneers had three players drafted in MLS SuperDraft. Korn’s first collegiate position was as an assistant coach at Lafayette College in 2007. He helped the Leopards post a 10-4-6 record and reach the championship game of the Patriot League Tournament.
A native of Tucson, Ariz., Korn graduated from the University of Arizona in 2007 with a bachelor's degree in business management. He earned a master's degree in organizational leadership from the University of Denver in 2010.
BRIAN WOODWARD | VOLUNTEER ASSISTANT COACH
DEREK ZUNIGA | ASSISTANT COACH
Maryville University head men’s soccer coach David Korn announced that Derek Zuniga has joined the Saints staff as an assistant coach starting with the 2016 season.
“We are excited to welcome Derek to Maryville,” Korn said. “He is the kind of person who will have a positive impact on our players, team and campus community. Derek is an extremely talented coach who has a great trajectory in our profession, and his knowledge will be an asset for our team.
“As a player Derek, was always an outstanding leader,” Korn said. “I believe his work ethic and maturity have allowed him to quickly transition into coaching. We are lucky to have him join our program, as he will continue to enhance our culture and help us toward our goals.”
Zuniga comes to Maryville after serving for two years with the Canton Akron Soccer Club. He organized team scheduling for the OYSAN State League as well as coordinated a youth summer camp for more than 90 players. Zuniga worked as CAK’s individual coach/personal trainer for more than 20 club players. Zuniga worked the fall 2014 season for Metro FC Soccer Club and worked the team’s youth squads.
As a player at Wright State, Zuniga started all four years and served as team captain for three seasons. He helped the Raiders reach the 2011 Horizon League Tournament championship game and was a second-team All-Horizon League player in 2012. Zuniga was selected as Wright State’s Most Valuable Player in 2013. He earned his bachelor’s degree in education from WSU in December 2015.
As a prep player in Massillon Jackson High School, Zuniga was a 2009 NSCAA High School All-American and voted first-team All-Ohio. He was named the Federal League Player of the Year as a senior and helped the team win the conference title. Zuniga also earned Stark County and Northeast District Player of the Year honors. In the 2007 season, he helped his team reach the State Championship game. Zuniga captained two seasons for the Cleveland Internationals Academy squads on the U16 and U18 teams.