Daniel Krzyzanowicz
Daniel Krzyzanowicz
Title: Head Coach
Phone: 717-948-4362
Email: djk310@psu.edu

The Penn State Harrisburg men’s soccer program is pleased to announce Daniel J. Krzyzanowicz as the first full time head coach in program history.  Coach “K” as he is commonly referred to by his coaching peers and former players has 19 seasons of collegiate coaching experience.  This includes 13 seasons as a men’s head coach, five seasons as a women’s head coach and one as a men’s assistant coach at the Division 1 level.  Coach K also has coached professionally with Hersey Native and reigning USL Coach of the Year Bob Lilley as the top assistant on the Rochester Rhinos staff in 2014. 

 

Coach K earned national level success by transforming Medaille College in Buffalo NY from the worst ranked team in the country prior to his arrival, into a perennial conference contender and national power in DIII soccer.  In 12 of the 13 seasons as head coach, he led his team to 12 Conference Championship matches, 9 Regular Season Championships (8 Undefeated), 6 Conference Playoff Championships, 6 NCAA Tournament Appearances including second round appearances in 2006 and 2009 and an NCAA Sweet Sixteen run in 2010.


His teams have spent at least one week Nationally Ranked in the top 25 during his last 9 seasons at Medaille, including finishing ranked in the top 25 during the 2006 (#16), 2009 (#23) and 2010 (#16), 2011 (RV), 2012 (RV). In the 2010 season the team made an amazing run in the national tournament, beating nationally ranked #7 University of Rochester and #3 Swarthmore College, in penalty kicks to move to the “Sweet Sixteen”. Unfortunately, #1 ranked Messiah College, would end his Mavericks run and go on to become National Champions that season.

Based on his teams tremendous successes on the field many of his former collegiate players have advanced to the professional level. In 2005, senior defender and regional All-American Andrew Larracuente was drafted by the MISL’s Milwaukee Wave.   After playing for Coach K in 2007, Adrian Butters went on to play professional soccer in Singapore, UK, and Australia, also earning a cap with the Guyanese national team. Following their illustrious playing careers in 2009, All-Americans Gary Boughton and Kendell McFayden were picked up by United Soccer Leagues (USL) Pro teams FC New York and Austin Aztex. Boughton, who also had a short stint with MLS’s Sporting KC, continued on to the indoor game and is still one of the best midfielders in the PASL playing for the Syracuse Silver Knights. Alexander Rouse, after becoming the programs all-time leading goal scorer in 2011, has been scoring goals in the UK.  Upon finishing their college careers in 2012, George Tor and Kevin Dhillon went on to play professionally. Tor was originally signed by the Tampa Bay Rowdies of the MASL, he was later released and picked up by the Rochester Rhinos.  Dhillon played center back in the UK, where his father, Paul, played for EPL side West Ham.

 

Five of his former players made a splash in Canada as Craig Yanni, Ryan Mangano, Cory Cwiklinski, Josh Hall, and Cory Phillips have also had stints as professionals in Canada’s CPSL.  A pair of former teammates both inked professionally contracts in Croatia, as Jacob Conde and Alexander Cholewinski former college teammates are current professional mates.  The most recent former player of Coach K’s to ink a professional contract in 2014 All-American Austin Tom, who is currently playing for the Syracuse Silver Knights in the MASL.

In total, 15 former collegians have suited up in a professional uniform, either in the US, Canada or overseas following their college careers with Coach K.  Not to mention the 40 plus players that Coach K has mentored on USL-Premier Development League squads during the summer.  Coach K has also helped to develop 92 All-Conference players, 40 Regional All-Americans, 10 All-Americans, 7 Conference Players of the Year, and 3 Conference Newcomers of the Year. He had the NCAA National Scoring Champion in 2006 Ryan Mangano, 2003 Cory Cwiklinski; and in 2009 Gary Boughton set the NCAA All-Time Assist Career Record at 82, smashing the old mark of 62.

Coach Krzyzanowicz was named the 2009, 2005, and 2002 Conference Coach of the Year and was honored in 2009 by the Am Pol Eagle as their Citizen of the Year in the sports category. He also holds the highest number of wins for Medaille College women’s soccer history as he spent 5 seasons as the women’s head coach.  As a true teacher of the game, over 40 of Coach K’s former players are currently coaching high school, club, academy, and collegiately from NJCAA to NCAA Division 1.

Coach K has also been active in coaching for the local community.  In 2011, he led the NPSL squad, FC Buffalo, to a tremendous upset victory over English Professional side Bedlington Terriers. The match against Bedlington had over 4,000 in attendance at legendary Robert E. Rich Stadium and was considered the largest attended outdoor men’s soccer game in Buffalo in decades.

Coach K holds a NSCAA Premier, Advanced National, and National Diplomas and received a Master’s degree in Curriculum Development from Medaille College, a Bachelor’s degree in Physical and Health Education from Defiance College and an Associate’s degree in Physical Education from Herkimer County Community College. He was a two-year starter on the Defiance College soccer team and participated in both indoor and outdoor track and field.

Year

Wins

Losses

Ties

Perc.

Conf.

Regular Season

Post Season

2014

17

5

0

 

9-2

AMCC Runner-Up

AMCC Runner-Up

2013

13

7

1

63%

10-1

AMCC Undefeated Champions

AMCC Runner-Up

2012

17

3

0

85%

10-1

AMCC Co-Champions

AMCC Champions, NCAA Tournament

2011

19

4

1

81%

10-1

AMCC Undefeated Champions

AMCC Runner-Up

2010

16

5

3

73%

9-2

AMCC Runner-Up

AMCC Champions, NCAA Tournament Sweet 16

2009

19

3

2

86%

11-0-1

AMCC Undefeated Champions

AMCC Champions, NCAA Tournament 2nd Round

2008

14

6

2

68%

10-0-1

AMCC Undefeated Champions

AMCC Champions, NCAA Tournament

2007

17

3

2

82%

9-1-1

AMCC Undefeated Champions

AMCC Runner-Up

2006

20

1

1

93%

11-0

AMCC Undefeated Champions

AMCC Champions, NCAA Tournament, Hosted 2nd Round

2005

18

2

2

86%

10-0-1

AMCC Undefeated Champions

AMCC Champions, NCAA Tournament

2004

8

10

2

45%

3-5-1

   

2003

12

4

3

71%

 

NEAC Runner-Up

NEAC Runner-Up

2002

7

6

0

54%

 

NEAC Runner-Up

NEAC Runner-Up

Men

197

59

19

75%

102-12-5

   

Women

49

43

3

56%

     

Career

246

102

22

69%

     
 

Coach K by the numbers:


WINNINGEST ACTIVE COACHES Top 10 By Percentage

(Minimum five years as a Division III head coach; includes all victories as coach at a four-year institution.)

Coach, Team Years Won Lost Tied Pct.

  1. Brad McCarty, Messiah 6 133 5 5 .948
  2. Paul McGinlay, Trinity (TX) 24 414 68 30 .838
  3. Justin Serpone, Amherst 8 120 16 22 .829
  4. Jay Martin, Ohio Wesleyan 38 657 124 61 .817
  5. Matt Smith, Alfred 16 249 53 22 .802
  6. Erick Baumann, Dominican (IL) 20 337 80 26 .790
  7. Arthur “Skip” Roderick, Elizabethtown 32 485 138 57 .755
  8. Brandon Bowman, Carnegie Mellon 14 187 51 34 .750
  9. 9. Daniel J. Krzyzanowicz, Medaille 13 197 59 19 .750
  10. Wytse Molenaar, Wis.-Oshkosh 5 68 19 14 .743


WINNINGEST COACHES ALL-TIME

Top 15 By Percentage(Minimum 10 years as a head coach at an NCAA Division III school; includes all victories as coach at a four-year institution.) Coach, Team(s) Years Won Lost Tied Pct.

  1. Tim O'Donohue (Stevens 2001-10) 10 165 21 23 844
  2. *Paul McGinlay (Trinity [TX] 1991-14) 24 414 68 30 .838
  3. *Jay Martin (Ohio Wesleyan 1977-14) 38 657 124 61 .817
  4. *Matt Smith (Johns Hopkins 1993-07,Alfred 2014) 16 249 53 22 .802
  5. *Dave Brandt (Messiah 1997-08, Navy 2009-14) 18 302 63 33 .800
  6. *Erick Baumann (Dominican [IL]1995-14) 20 337 80 26 .790
  7. Michael Russo (Williams 1979-14) 36 438 116 60 .762
  8. *Arthur “Skip” Roderick(Elizabethtown 1983-14) 32 485 138 57 .755
  9. Toby Bares (Wis.-Oshkosh 1984-09) 26 344 99 38 .755
  10. Bob Hartwell (Babson 1967-77) 11 118 34 14 .753
  11. *Brandon Bowman (Elmira 2000,Transylvania 2002-13, Carnegie Mellon 2014) 14 187 51 34 .750
  12. Joe Bean (Quinnipiac 1962-64,Bridgeport 1965-68, Wheaton [IL]1969-06) 45 607 185 61 .747
  13. 13.*Daniel J. Krzyzanowicz (Medaille 2002-14) 13 197 59 19 .750
  14. John Kurty (Westfield St. 1966-77, 1989) 13 159 51 12 .743
  15. Mark Ludwig (York [PA] 1999-14) 16 243 74 35 .740