Timothy Trava was named the new head soccer coach at St. Joseph’s College this week.
Trava will take the reins from the recently retired Gary Smith, who founded the program in 1986 and was the head coach for the past 26 years. This fall, Trava completed his sixth season as an assistant coach on the men’s soccer staff.
“It is a real honor to be taking over for a coaching legend in Gary Smith,” Trava said in a statement. “He has built a foundation here at St. Joseph’s and my goal is to continue that legacy. Coach Smith has left behind a real good team and we have a chance to make a lot of noise next season.”
Trava is a 2004 graduate of St. Joseph’s College and their most decorated men’s soccer alumnus. In 2002, he was the NCAA Division III men’s soccer points per game champion (3.36) and led the nation in goals scored (32). At the conclusion of his career, which spanned from 2000-03, he stood among the NCAA career leaders in all-time goals sored (88), goals per game (1.24), total points (199) and points per game (2.80).
He holds numerous scoring records for the Golden Eagles, was named to the 2002 and 2003 NSCAA All-American Metro Region First Team and is a multiple time Skyline All-Conference Team member.
Trava is also an assistant coach for the men’s basketball program, of which he played from the 2000-04, and is among the all-time leaders in points, three-point field goals and steals.