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 three NCAA National Championships (2005, 2008 & 2018) as well as several ACC and Big 10 regular season and tournament conference titles. Cirovski earned 2003 and 2005 ACC Coach of the Year honors, in addition to being named the 2005 NSCAA National Coach of the Year and the 2018 Top Drawer Soccer 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.
Maryland men's soccer head coach Sasho Cirovski has announced former Terrapin standout Jake Pace has been hired as men's soccer assistant coach. 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. Prior to his appointment as an Assistant Coach, Pace served four years as the Director of Soccer Operations for Maryland Men's Soccer.
Miles Vaughn was named to the Maryland Men's Soccer staff in February 2018. In his first season, Vaughn helped the Terps capture the 2018 National Championship. He holds a USSF A License and earned a bachelor's degree in Economics and Spanish from Austin College and a Masters in Educational Leadership from LSU.
Joe Blasetti is in his first year as an assistant coach on Maryland's men's soccer staff after being hired in the summer of 2023.
Blasetti was hired in August of 2022 after serving as an assistant at Columbia last season. He was previously the assistant and goalkeeper coach at the College of Mount Saint Vincent since January of 2021. Blasetti helped coach Mount Saint Vincent to the 2021 Skyline Conference Championship. On the way to the title, the Dolphins posted a record of 14-2-2, 9-1-1 Skyline, winning the school’s first conference title in men’s soccer. The Mount defeated No. 1 seed Manhattanville, 2-0, in the championship game, rolling into the NCAA Tournament with nine consecutive wins.
Blasetti brings coaching experience from multiple NCAA levels, the semi-pro ranks, club and high school. He has served as the assistant for the Westchester Flames in USL 2, Iona College, NY Cosmos Academy and Rye Country Day School. At all of those stops, Blasetti specialized with goalkeepers, overseeing tactical and technical development, conducting daily training sessions, breaking down film and teaching the physical and mental skills to succeed.
Blasetti was a collegiate goalkeeper for Adelphi University in 2016. He went on to play semi-professionally for FC Bruchsal in Germany. Those experiences took him on to Westchester United in the UPSL and the aforementioned Westchester Flames. Blasetti holds a Bachelor of Science in recreation education from Lehman College.