Gilbert will serve in a dual role with the men's and women's teams.
Head coach Damon Rensing announces a field of eight in the class of 2015.
Paul Gilbert joined the MSU men's soccer staff in Feb. 2014 as a volunteer assistant coach, specializing in training the Spartan goalkeepers. He also assists with planning travel, day-to-day training and practice plans, on-campus recruiting, and the daily operations of the soccer office. In addition, he has helped the staff with preparations for summer camps at MSU. Gilbert came to Michigan State after serving as an assistant coach at Adrian College since March 2012.
While at Adrian College, Gilbert coached two All-Conference goalkeepers and one All-Region player, including Niko Giantsopoulos who finished in the top-15 NCAA Division III ranking in save percentage (.867) and total saves (143). He also interned as a staff coach of the goalkeepers at the Darlington School Soccer Academy, coaching Jane Campbell of Stanford who plays for the U.S. Women's National Team.
A 2011 graduate of Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, Gilbert recorded 15 career shutouts playing in 45 matches for the Flames. Gilbert was the Big South Conference Freshman of the Year in 2007 and was a member of the 2007 All-Conference Second Team. He graduated with a Bachelor's of Science degree in sports management and has his United States Soccer Federation (USSF) National "D" Coaching License.