Mark Serdjenian '73email: email@example.com
Serdjenian, who graduated from Colby in 1973 with a bachelor’s degree in English, was co-captain of the team as a senior and was named All-Maine as a goalkeeper in each of his three varsity seasons. In 1990 he was named Maine and New England Coach of the Year after the Mules completed the regular season undefeated and ranked number one in the region. He also was named 1993 Maine Coach of the Year.
After 11 years in elementary education, Serdjenian returned to Colby in 1984 to work as associate dean of students for academics, a post he held for 23 years before joining the Department of Athletics on a full-time basis for the 2007-08 academic year.
Serdjenian is a United States Soccer Federation licensed coach and holds the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Premier Diploma. Serdjenian also directs popular co-ed summer soccer camps at Colby and is an associate staff coach for the NSCAA.
Darren Allen, who has collegiate and high school coaching experience, enters his first year as assistant coach of men's soccer in the 2013-14 academic year.
Allen, a graduate of University of Maine at Presque Isle, will work under 38th-year head coach Mark Serdjenian. The Mules open the season at home against third-ranked Williams College on Saturday, Sept. 7, at 1:30 p.m.
Allen worked one season as an assistant men's soccer coach at University of Maine at Farmington in 2009 and was the head coach of boys soccer at Mount Abram High School from 2001 to 2007. He has run a soccer summer camp at Mount Abram since 2002. Allen also has been a coach at Hall-Dale High School, Windham High School, and Hunterdon Central (N.J.) High School.
Allen has been active in youth soccer, founding the Western Mountain Youth Soccer Association in 2008. He also has been a travel team soccer coach for Western Maine United since 2010.