"Mike comes highly recommended and has demonstrated that he is highly motivated to be successful in his first opportunity as a collegiate head coach," Menlo College Athletic Director Keith Spataro said. "He has had the fortune to be coached by and coach with some legendary leaders, and his knowledge of the game and approach to coaching will be the difference in our program for the future."
Keller helped guide NCAA Div. II Academy of Art through its first season competing in the Pacific West Conference in just its second season of athletic competition. Prior to his one-year stint with the Urban Knights, Keller spent six years as an assistant at Caņada College in Redwood City. With Keller on the sidelines, Caņada made three appearances in the California Community College Playoffs.
While Keller honed his skills at the collegiate level for the past seven years, he also served as the head coach at San Mateo High for two seasons. In 2008, Keller led San Mateo to a Peninsula Athletic League Division Championship.
"I am really excited to be at a great place like Menlo College," said Keller. "I look forward to working with the present and future student-athletes to restore the tradition to the soccer program."
A San Carlos native, Keller played soccer at Caņada for two years, helping the Colts to the CCCAA State Championship Game as a freshman. Caņada finished the season ranked fifth in the nation as Keller earned All-West Region honors. As a sophomore he was named Team MVP.
Keller is a 2003 UC Davis graduate and earned a Master's degree in Kinesiology from San Jose State two years later.
The Oaks men's and women's soccer teams have been coached by Zack Masters for the past three seasons. Menlo finished the 2009 season 7-11 overall and 7-5 in the California Pacific Conference. The Oaks last won the Cal Pac title in 2005.
|Milo Kalama*||JR||Oahu, Hi|
|Carl Rodriguez*||FR||GK||Pacifica, CA||Skyline College|
|Hans Sandhu*||FR||M||Mountain View, CA|
|1||Alex Palomarez||JR||GK||Fremont, CA||Foothill College|
|2||Vladimir Cabrera||SO||D||5-7||San Francisco, CA||Terra Nova HS|
|3||Kristian Hagen||SR||D||Oslo, Norway||Trieder Privatskole|
|4||Hugo Conchas||JR||M||6-3||Redwood City, CA||Canada College|
|5||Pierre Ako||SR||D||6-2||Abidjan, Ivory Coast||Lycee Francais Montaigne|
|6||Jimmy Macias||SR||D||6-0||Hanford, CA||West Hills College|
|7||Alban Kalasa||SO||M||5-10||Yaounde, Cameroon||American School|
|8||Alex Vukic||JR||F||5-11||Menlo Park, CA||Foothill College|
|9||Matheus Barbosa||SR||M||Goiania, Brazil||Bethany College|
|10||Robbie Rix||SR||M||London, England|
|11||Lorenzo Lato||SO||D||6-1||Milano, Italy||Fermi School|
|12||Ian Craig||JR||F||6-4||Los Gatos, CA||Los Gatos HS|
|13||Eric Angell||JR||D||Redwood City, CA||San Jose State|
|14||Dylan Crist||SO||S||Pacifica, CA||Skyline College|
|16||Sam Zipperstein||SR||M||5-10||Mountain View, CA||De Anza College|
|17||Eric Tilbury||SO||D||San Jose, CA||De Anza College|
|18||Daniel Martinez||JR||M||Pacifica, CA||Skyline College|
|20||Blair Ord||JR||S||Palo Alto, CA||Foothill College|
|21||Enrique Ortiz||FR||M||Redwood City, CA||Menlo Atherton HS|
|23||Giuseppe Frattaroli||FR||D||Caracas, Venezuela||Unidad Educativa Ins. As.|
|25||Giovanni Serrato||SO||GK||Stockton, CA||Bethany|
|31||Alexander Kunkel||FR||M||San Mateo, CA||Serra HS|
|32||Jose Castaneda||FR||D||Guatemala City, Guatemala||Colegio Inter Montesori|
|33||Ricardo Urruela||FR||S||Guatemala City, Guatemala||Colegio Valle Verde|