BANGOR, Maine – A familiar name in the Husson University soccer community, Dennis Mullins, has officially been appointed as the new head women's soccer coach, effective immediately. An assistant coach for the Husson men's soccer program for the past three years, Mullins becomes the ninth head women's soccer coach in program history.
Since joining the Husson coaching staff prior to the 2016 season, Mullins helped guide the Husson men's soccer program to three winning seasons with a combined 31-36-6 record and a 21-10-2 mark in conference play. The men's program has made four-straight postseason appearances while Mullins assisted alongside Head Coach Gavin Penny.
"I am very excited to take on the challenge of working with these talented young women," remarks Mullins. "I hope to bring a new energy and excitement to a long-standing and successful program at Husson. I recognize the ability we can put forward immediately and I will work hard to grow the team as a whole. As a coach, I will create a consistently positive environment in which our athletes are held to a high standard of effort, teamwork and accountability in order to make positive life decisions both on and off the field. I will work tirelessly to aid in the achievement of both individual and team goals, all while having fun and continuing to learn and adapt."
Prior to joining the Husson program, Dennis served as a coach for the Bangor Soccer Club for eight years, with both the Spring rec and Fall travel teams. He also played a key role in developing the River City Athletics program and served as President for its first two seasons. Throughout his time as a coach, Mullins has worked with a variety of age groups and genders, from ages four to 22 years old. He also holds multiple coaching licenses, including a USSF D license, NSCAA Premier Diploma, and NSCAA Advanced National Diploma.
Director of Athletics Frank Pergolizzi adds on, "We are thrilled to have Dennis take over our head coaching position. His background and experience will enable him to make a significant contribution to our program. We wish him the very best future success."
Mullins earned a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from Marquette University in 1995. He established Therapy Solutions in Bangor, Maine in 1999 and has been practicing for the past 25 years. Therapy Solutions is a local therapy staffing agency connecting employers with the rehab staff they need, while helping children with special needs in over 20 different school systems in-and-around Central Maine. Mullins also works as a Fitness Trainer for private clients on the side.
He currently resides in Bangor, Maine with his wife, Ashley, and their daughter, Sophia.