Bret Mollon enters his second season as the MSU men's and women's soccer volunteer assistant coach where he works with the goalkeepers.
Mollon joins Michigan State after three successful seasons as the assistant goalkeepers coach at Coastal Carolina University. The Chanticleers made the NCAA tournament in all three of Mollon's seasons and were ranked as high as fourth in the country during the 2015 campaign, the highest ranking in school history. In his first season at CCU, his goalkeepers set the school and conference record for shutouts in a season with 12 and followed it up with a Big South Championship in 2014.
Mollon also spent two seasons as an assistant with the Coastal Carolina women's soccer program, helping their goalkeepers establish new school records for shutouts and fewest goals allowed in a season.
Mollon earned a kinesiology degree from Temple University in 2012 and spent three years starring on the school's soccer team. He finished his career with a goals against average of 0.80 (a school record) and captained the team as a senior. Mollon ranks second all-time in Temple's record book with 25 career wins to go with 21 career shutouts. In 2008, he set the Temple school record for shutouts in a single season with nine and was a Soccer News Net nominee for national player of the year.
Prior to Temple, Mollon was a Summit League All-Academic honoree as a freshman, while at Oakland University. A native of Washington, Mich., Mollon also won a national championship with the Michigan Bucks of the PDL in 2006 and participated in a USL combine as well as preseason action with the Harrisburg City Islanders. He's also spent time with the NPSL's Detroit City FC as a player and goalkeeping coach.