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Sasho Cirovski

Sasho Cirovski
- Camp Director / Head Coach

The success of the Maryland Terrapins is a direct reflection of the philosophy and principles of Head Coach Sasho Cirovski. Sasho is a USSF "A" licensed coach. He has led the Terrapins to two NCAA National Championships (2005 & 2008) as well as two ACC Regular Season titles (2003 & 2005) and three ACC Conference Championships (1996, 2002 & 2008).  Cirovski earned 2003 and 2005 ACC Coach of the Year honors, in addition to being named the 2005 NSCAA National Coach of the Year. As a regional and national staff coach, Sasho has been instrumental in helping players of all calibers become better soccer players and better people. It is this expertise and passion for the game that has driven Sasho Cirovski throughout his career. Sasho has both his undergraduate degree and Masters in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.



Brian Rowland - Assistant Coach

Brian comes to Maryland after having earned many accolades throughout his impressive soccer career.  Rowland contributed to the U-20 and U-23 Canadian National Teams during his tenure at UMBC, garnering a four-year starting job and All-American honors.  Following college, he played eight years in the professional ranks including stints with the Toronto Lynx in the USL (2003-04), the Baltimore Blast and Milwaukee Wave in the MISL (2003-07), and then returning to Crystal Palace USA (2007-09).  Brian also trailed and trained with various English Premiership sides including Manchester United, Everton, Fulham, and Crystal Palace.  As a coach, Rowland has served as a goalkeeper coach with the Academy team from Crystal Palace (2007-08) and Loyola Blakefield High School (2008-09).



Scott Buete- Assistant Coach

Head coach Sasho Cirovski announced the hiring of former Terrapin All-American Scott Buete as assistant coach May 27, 2014. Buete was a three-year captain for Cirovski and the Terps from 2001-2003 and was an NSCAA First Team All-American in 2003 after snagging third team honors in 2002. He led Maryland to two College Cup appearances and an Atlantic Coast Conference tournament title in 2002. Following his collegiate career, Buete was a first round draft pick for the Chicago Fire of Major League Soccer and also had stints with the Atlanta Silverbacks, Charleston Battery and Tampa Bay Rowdies of the USL and the Baltimore Blast of the MISL. Most recently, Buete has served as the academy director for the Baton Rouge Soccer Club.


Jake Pace- ​Director of Soccer Operations

Maryland men's soccer head coach Sasho Cirovski has announced former Terrapin standout Jake Pace has been hired as director of operations, effective immediately. After seeing action as a reserve defender as a freshman, Pace moved up top to the striker position where he shined in his final three seasons at Maryland. He finished his career with 13 goals, including a career-high six as a captain his senior year. Pace played an important role in back-to-back Atlantic Coast Conference championships in 2012 and 2013 and helped guide the Terps to the College Cup in each of his last two seasons at Maryland. Pace won a pair of state championships with River Hill High School as a two-time Baltimore Sun First Team All-Met selection prior to his arrival to College Park. He earned a bachelor's degree in kinesiology from Maryland.