Greg Gilmore, a 2012 graduate of Southern Vermont College, was named the 18th SVC head men's soccer coach in May 2016.
Gilmore brought a strong deal of playing and coaching experience to the position as well as a keen familiarity with the College. Six years after graduating, he still holds the record for the most games started in team history with 73. His defensive prowess helped lead the Mountaineers to three-straight New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) playoff appearances, the team getting all the way to the league’s championship game in both 2010 and 2011.
Prior to returning to SVC, Gilmore had most recently been the head coach and director of coaching for Maximum Velocity FC in Lee, N.H. since November of 2014 while also heading the boys’ varsity team at Farmington High School in Farmington, N.H. since June ‘14. In his stint at Farmington, he led the team to its first playoff victory in 39 years. Prior to that, Gilmore was on the other side of the ball from SVC as he was an assistant and goalkeepers coach at Newbury College, an NECC foe, for the 2013 season.
He received his Bachelors of Science in History & Politics from SVC in 2012 and earned a Master of Business Administration in Athletic Administration from Southern New Hampshire University in 2018.
Additionally, Gilmore was a three-year player for the Southern Vermont baseball team, being on the SVC pitching staff that helped the squad go to the NECC postseason in both 2010 and 2011 while falling in the championship round in the latter of those years.
Gilmore also assumes the role of SVC's Athletic Communications Assistant and helps the department by providing support for the maintenance of the Mountaineers’ website and social media accounts, helping with the statistical tracking and reporting for home contests, and supervising the work study event staff.
Patrick Zilkha joined the SVC coaching staff to assist the Mountaineers in August 2015. He obtained his US Soccer Federation National D License in May of 2015 after holding an E License since February 2013.
Zilkha acquired a slew of credits at the 2014 National Soccer Coaches Association of America Convention for a US Soccer A licensure, the same time during which he received a National Federation of State High School/NSCAA Professional Development Certificate for High School Coaches.
Coach Zilkha has been the head coach of the Southern Vermont Mountain Fusion, the top travel club for Southern Vermont, since 2009, heading the U12, U10, and U8 programs. He has also been a coach with the Manchester (Vt.) Youth Soccer League since 2008, becoming a board member for the organization in 2010.
Massena represented the Mountaineers on the soccer pitch for three years after transferring to Southern Vermont in 2011. Massena was a First Team All-NECC selection in all three years at Southern Vermont, and played a crucial role in the Mountaineers run to the NECC Championship game and regular season title in 2011. Massena was a captain for both the 2012 and 2013 seasons.
After graduating in 2014, Massena played for the semi-professional Vermont Voltage. He currently works for Metlife as a casualty adjuster in Troy, NY.