The Victory Soccer Academy takes great pride in providing the very best staff possible. These will include college coaches, academy coaches, club coaches and college players to subliment our coaching staff.
Head Men’s Soccer Coach, George Mason University since 2005 -
The Mason Soccer Program has competed at the national level since the arrival of Coach Andrulis and his staff. The program is consistently nationally ranked, and consistently places players in the professional ranks, both in the US and Internationally. Coach Andrulis has led the Patriots to the 2013, 2008 and 2006 NCAA Division I Men’s Soccer Tournament. In 2016 standout Goalkeeper Steffan Kraus signed a professional contract in Sweden. In 2015 Mason standout Taylor Washington was drafted and signed a MLS contract with the Philadelphia Union. In 2014 Mason was again ranked as high as 21st nationally and local standout Timi Mulgrew was selected as an All-American, he was drafted and signed to a MLS Contract with the New England Revolution. In 2013 the Patriots finished the year Ranked #15 Nationally. Freshmen Steffan Kraus was named All-American. Coach Andrulis also led the team to the first Mason A-10 Conference Championship in 2013.
•Combined 42 years of collegiate and professional coaching experience
•Coach of the Year, Major League Soccer (MLS)
•2001-2005 Head Coach, Columbus Crew, Major League Soccer
◦2004 Supporters Shield, Major League Soccer
◦2002 U.S. Open Cup Champions
•Assistant Coach, Columbus Crew, Major League Soccer
•Head Men’s Soccer Coach, Wright State University
•Wright State University Hall of Fame
•Clemson University Ring of Honor
•Litchfield High School Hall of Fame
•Eastern Connecticut State University Hall of Fame
•Assistant Men’s Soccer Coach, Clemson University, (NCAA Champions)
•Assistant Men’s Soccer Coach, at alma mater, Eastern Connecticut State University and Men’s Soccer Coach for the Junior Varsity and Freshman teams at Springfield College while earning a master’s degree in counseling
•US Soccer Academy Scout
•MLS Professional Match Evaluator
•MLS Player Combine Coach
Nate Kopunek is in his fourth season with the Patriots. Kopunek has served in many capacities and in 2017 will serve as the Volunteer Assistant Coach after his role as Director of Soccer Operations.
Kopunek returns to Fairfax after attending Mason during the 2009-10 school year where he was the team manager for the men's soccer team. Duties included preparing and dismantling practice, filming away games, creating review tapes for players using game film and running clinics.
Kopunek attended Anne Arundel Community College in the fall of 2010 where he played soccer before transferring to Towson University in the spring of 2011. He pursued an undergraduate coaching internship with the Towson men's soccer team until the program was terminated at the end of the 2013 school year.
Coaching experience includes stints as a volunteer assistant coach with Baltimore Bays Chelsea Academy and the Fewster FC U-13 boys team that became 2013 Maryland Boys State Cup champions. Kopunek holds a U.S. Soccer Federation Coaching certification and has helped with D.C. United game day operations since 2007.
Kopunek graduated from Towson in the spring of 2014, earning a degree in business administration with a concentration in in legal studies.