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Lewis Dunne
Graduate Assistant Coach

Dunne joined Lake Erie as the Graduate Assistant Coach for the men’s soccer program in August 2017.

Prior to Lake Erie, Dunne was a four year starter at Urbana University. In his senior year, he was a captain for the Blue Knights.  In 2015, Dunne was named second team All-MEC First Team and All-Mid Atlantic Region First Team.  Dunne added to these accolades in 2016 when he was named First Team All-American, First Team All-MEC, All-Mid Atlantic Region First Team, and First Team All-Ohio.  Dunne graduated from Urbana with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sports Management.

After his four year collegiate career, Dunne spent the summer of 2016 playing on the Dayton Dutch Lions of the Premier Development League. Dunne served as the captain of the Dutch Lions.

Dunne is from Ellsmere Port, England.  He grew up playing in the Tranmere Rovers Academy, where he played for two years on a Youth Team Scholarship (2011-2013).
 


Cory Bucur
Assistant Coach

Cory Bucur served as graduate assistant coach during the 2015 and 2016 seasons and was named interim head coach in January, 2017.  He now serves as an assistant coach entering the 2017 season.

Upon being named interim head coach while the College conducts its search Bucur stated, "I am very excited to be given the opportunity to serve as interim head coach. Everything I have seen and learned throughout my six years at this institution has prepared me to take on this role. We have a great group of guys who are ready to work towards competing for a G-MAC championship and I am excited to continue to recruit student-athletes who can achieve the expectations we have for them on and off the field."

Bucur has assisted in two successful seasons for the Storm including their first GLIAC final appearance in the 2015 season. He has helped the Storm achieve an overall GLIAC conference record of 13-12-5 including qualifying for the GLIAC Conference Tournament in both seasons he has served as an assistant. He has been key to the development of eight different GLIAC All-Athletic team members, 18 players on the GLIAC All-Academic team, and six different players winning All-Ohio honors.

As a Lake Erie College player, Bucur captained the 2014 Storm soccer team, which broke the record for program wins in Division II (12) and most games won in a row (8). Bucur received numerous honors including being named NSCAA Scholar All-East Region Team, All-Conference Athletic and Academic and OCSA All-Ohio. Bucur graduated from Lake Erie in 2015 with an Adolescent/Young Adult Education Degree with a concentration in English and will be obtaining his Masters in Business Administration in May of 2017. Bucur has obtained his USA National E License and also spends time working with Ambassadors FC out of Twinsburg, Ohio.

Ryan Osborne
Assistant Coach

Ryan "Ozzy" Osborne begins his first season as the assistant men's soccer coach for the Falcons in 2016.

Osborne came to Notre Dame after serving as an assistant coach at Marietta College for two seasons. Previously, he served as a graduate assistant at his alma mater, the University of Charleston.

While serving as a graduate assistant at the University of Charleston, Osborne was responsible for the startup and running of the UC-Beckley men’s soccer program which began in 2014.  Prior to starting the UC-Beckley men’s soccer program Osborne was an assistant for the Division II Golden Eagles while finishing up his undergraduate studies.

A native of Wakefield England, Osborne was a standout player for the Golden Eagles before he began his coaching career.  While a player at Charleston Osborne was twice named to the Daktronics All Region team and was also an All WVIAC selection in 2011.  In 2011 he led the team in assists and in 2010 the team advanced to the Sweet 16.  During his time at Charleston Osborne was a part of teams that won four straight regular season and conference tournament championships.

Following his collegiate career, Osborne played the summer 2014 season with the West Virginia Chaos in the Premier Development League (PDL).  He was on a team that won the South Atlantic Division and advanced to the PDL Elite Eight.  He split time as a forward and attacking midfielder and helped the team achieve their best season in franchise history.  As a youth Osborne spent time in the Barnsley FC program.  

Osborne completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education in 2013 and a Master's degree in Strategic Leadership in 2014 from the University of Charleston.  Additionally, he holds his USSF “B” license and an NSCAA level three goalkeeping diploma.  

 


Eric Reed
Malone University Head Coach

Malone University Athletic Director Charlie Grimes announced today that Eric Reed, a former NCAA Division I assistant coach and student-athlete, has been hired as the institution's new men's soccer head coach.

Reed, who competed for the UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles) men's soccer team from 2002-2006 and was a member of the Bruins' 2002 NCAA National Championship Team, has spent the last four seasons as an assistant men's soccer coach  at NCAA Division I Bowling Green State University.

While at BGSU, Reed helped the Falcons achieve a total of 39 wins over four seasons.  He was named the NSCAA Great Lakes Region Assistant Coach of the Year in 2014 after BGSU put together its highest win total in 17 years (14-6-1) and reached the Mid-American Conference Final for the first time in 11 years.

Prior to his time at Bowling Green, Reed served as an assistant coach at NCAA Division I Davidson College for two years.  His impressive coaching resume also includes one season as the goalkeeper coach at the University of San Francisco and over 10 years of experience coaching at the youth and club levels.

A native of Mission Viejo, California, Reed graduated from UCLA with a degree in the Study of Religion and has been associated with several sports ministry organizations, including Missionary Athletes International, Athletes in Action and Ambassadors in Sport.

"I would like to thank Charlie Grimes and Malone University for giving me the opportunity to serve the men's soccer program," commented Reed.  "I am humbled and honored to join the Pioneer Family and to be a part of the incredible journey ahead of us.  God has set a special place in my heart for the marriage of faith and competition on the field.  We have been called to offer our bodies as living sacrifices to the Lord (Romans 12:1), and my hope for this program is that we would display a passion for Christ in everything we do- from every word we speak to every tackle we win.  I believe that Malone is a special place packed with potential for the future and I am hungry to jump right in and get to work in the spirit of "Christ's Kingdom First."

In addition to the National Championship in 2002, UCLA won four consecutive Pac-10 Conference Titles during Reed's playing career while also securing a National Runner-Up finish in 2006.  He served as a team captain for the Bruins during his junior and senior seasons and was voted Team MVP and a Top Drawer Soccer All-American in 2005.  As a goalkeeper, he ranked sixth nationally that season with a 0.60 goals against average.  Reed also excelled academically, earning Scholar Athlete honors from 2003-2006.

Following the completion of his collegiate career, Reed joined the professional ranks as a member of the United Soccer League's California Victory.  He spent a total of seven years in the USL, competing for the Victory, the Cleveland City Stars, and the Carolina RailHawks.  He then wrapped up his career with the Charlotte Eagles, a team operated by Missionary Athletes International that uses the platform of soccer for Christian ministry and worldwide missions.  In 2013, Reed helped the Eagles reach the USL Championship Game and was a finalist for the league's Goalkeeper of the Year Award.

"Coach Reed has had an impressive experience as a professional player, as well as several successful years as a coach at the highest levels of the sport," noted Grimes.  "But what I'm most excited about in Eric is his mature and passionate ability to articulate his deep faith in Jesus Christ. We enthusiastically develop both here at Malone.  I know he will make a lasting impact on our students as well as our entire department."

Eric is married to Maria, a former Malone student who is from Northeast Ohio.  The couple has two sons, Jeddison (4) and Jameson (2).

Under Reed's guidance, Malone will open up its third season of Great Midwest Athletic Conference competition this September.