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Men's Soccer Coaching Staff
Mike DeMara
Assistant Coach
Coach Info:
Position: Assistant Coach
Alma Mater: Methodist
Graduating Year: 2008
Experience: 2 Years
Phone: 757-434-5376

Mike DeMara is in his third season as assistant coach at UNCG on Justin Maullin’s staff in 2018.

In 2017, DeMara assisted UNCG in recording a double-digit victory total for the third year in a row as the Spartans finished with a 10-7-3 record highlighted by a trip to the SoCon Championship Game. The Spartans are one of only 27 NCAA Division I programs to win at least 10 games each of the three seasons. Under the help of DeMara, UNCG had three players selected as SoCon All-Freshman along with three players earning SoCon All-Tournament honors. Additionally, the Spartans finished fifth nationally in corner kicks per match.

DeMara helped the Spartans to an 11-7-2 overall record and a 6-4-0 mark in league play in 2016, advancing to the SoCon Semifinals. UNCG led the Southern Conference in scoring at 39 goals and recorded a league-leading 116 points on the year.

DeMara spent 2015 as the Director of Soccer Operations for both the men’s and women’s soccer programs at Old Dominion.

Prior to ODU, DeMara spent two years as an assistant soccer coach at Methodist University. In two seasons at Methodist, he helped the program to a 24-10-3 overall record and a 15-3-1 conference mark. Methodist won the 2013 USA South regular season title, while also reaching the conference tournament championship game. He saw his players earn 13 All-Conference accolades, a Conference Player of the Year, a Rookie of the Year and an NSCAA All-Region selection. 

DeMara spent three seasons at the University of Great Falls as an assistant coach from 2010-13. In his first season on staff, UGF posted a 16-4-1 record and won its first conference championship. Great Falls made its first-ever NAIA National Tournament appearance that year, beating No. 2 Simon Frasier to reach the Sweet 16. During his second season, UGF compiled a 16-5 record to win its second straight conference championship while also making it back to the Sweet 16. 

DeMara, a 2008 graduate of Methodist, spent five years as a player under head coach Justin Terranova. In his final two seasons, he led his team in assists, earning USA South All-Conference honors both years as well as a selection in the 2007 USA South All-Tournament Team. DeMara graduated from Methodist with a Bachelor Degree in business administration with a concentration in sport management.

DeMara also spent time coaching at his alma mater, Great Bridge High School. He has also coached youth teams and camps in Fayetteville, and helped various teams with his former club, Chesapeake United.

DeMara holds a USSF National C coaching license as well as a United Soccer Coaches Advanced National Diploma.