Coaching Staff

Kevin Doyle
Associate Head Coach / Recruiting Coordinator

Kevin Doyle enters his second season as the associate men's soccer coach and recruiting coordinator in 2018 after his hiring on May 31, 2017.

Doyle comes to Grand Canyon with a long resume of impressive coaching stops in collegiate soccer. He spent the last five seasons on the coaching staff at Air Force Academy. Prior to coaching with the Falcons, Doyle spent three years as an assistant coach at Virginia Tech and six seasons as the top assistant and lead recruiter at Creighton. He also had stints as the top assistant at Penn State, an assistant at William & Mary and an assistant at Mercer.

Doyle spent the previous five seasons as a member of the coaching staff at Air Force. For the final four seasons, the Falcons were a fellow member of the Western Athletic Conference after moving from the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation. The most successful season came in 2016, where Doyle helped lead the Falcons to a 14-7-1 mark and a 6-3-1 finish in WAC.

From 2009-11, Doyle spent time on the East Coast as a member of the Virginia Tech coaching staff.

From 2001-06, Doyle was the top assistant at Creighton University where he oversaw the recruiting process along with training goalkeepers and the team defense. He led a crew of Creighton goalkeepers and defenders that ranked in the top 25 nationally in goals against average in two of his final three years with the program. The Bluejays qualified for the NCAA Tournament every season that Doyle was a member of the staff, including three quarterfinal appearances and a trip to the 2002 College Cup.

Doyle was the top assistant at Penn State from 1999-2000. While with the Nittany Lions, the team posted a 13-6-2 mark and a second-place finish in the Big Ten Tournament in his second season, a year in which PSU advanced to the NCAA Quarterfinals.

During his playing career, Doyle was a goalkeeper at Creighton. In 1992, he was named Defensive Player of the Year for the Missouri Valley Conference and earned first team All-MVC honors. As a junior, Doyle led the Blue Jays to a No. 1 national ranking and a 16-2-1 record on the season. His name is up and down the Creighton recordbooks.

Originally from Katy, Texas, Doyle attended Bowling Green State University and received his degree in interpersonal communications in 1996.


Tarcisio "Cizo" Mosina
Assistant Coach

Mosnia is in his second season as an assistant coach for the GCU men's soccer program in 2018.

Mosnia has an extensive coaching background including an 11-year stint as the head coach at Eastern Illinois University. He was hired at EIU, his alma mater, to replace now-GCU head coach, Schellas Hyndman, and went on to lead the Panthers to a 97-75-19 record in 11 seasons at the helm. Under his direction, Eastern Illinois claimed four Summit League Championships and he was the Coach of the Year four times.

Mosnia also possesses a USSF Class A coaching License as well as a Brazilian Coaching Diploma. Between 1983 and 1995, he served on the USSF Illinois coaching Staff as well as on the USSF Mid-West Olympic Developmental Coaching Staff and later joined the Georgia State Coaching School Staff to teach and license coaches.

Most recently, Mosnia was teaching and coaching soccer at Belton High School in Belton, Texas. His 12-year record at Belton was 211-59-23. He was selected District Coach of the Year six times, Super Centex Coach of the Year and TASCO Region Coach of the Year. Mosnia's teams won the District Championship nine times and were ranked fifth in the nation two times by ESPN-RISE.

In his playing days, Mosnia was a four-year letterman at Eastern Illinois. He captained the 1974 Panthers squad to a fourth place finish in the NCAA Division II Championship Tournament and competed in the soccer Senior Bowl. He went professional following his collegiate career, playing for the Chicago Sting of the North American Soccer League. He attended elementary schools in Italy and Canada before graduating from Mount Carmel High School in Chicago.


Carlo Mosnia
Graduate Director of Operations

Carlo Mosnia enters his first season at GCU. Mosnia joined Grand Canyon at the end of 2017, serving as the men’s soccer Director of Operations Graduate Assistant. Mosnia handles the day-to-day operations of the men’s soccer program that entails coordinating travel arrangements, team meals and hotel accommodations.

Mosnia was a 2012 TASCO Boys Soccer All-State goalkeeper during his senior year of high school. He also earned the 2012 Excellence in Life Award for succeeding in the classroom as well as athletically. Mosnia graduated from high school in 2013 and went on to attend the University of Mary-Hardin Baylor before transferring to Eastern Illinois University in 2014.

While at EIU, Mosnia played football for two years. He started on kickoffs during the 2015 season. Whenever time allowed, he also trained with the men’s soccer team. Mosnia made the Dean’s List in Spring of 2015, Fall of 2015, and Spring of 2016. Carlo was honored with the 2016 Promising Business Scholar award, the 2016 OVC Medal of Honor, and the 2017 Senior Merit Management Award. He graduated from EIU with a 3.84 GPA and with a degree in Business Management.

Mosnia is now pursuing a Master’s Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in sports business.

Mosnia previously worked as a coaching assistant for the Belton Tiger Soccer Camp over the past four years.

Prior to attending GCU, Mosnia worked the GCU Residential Soccer Camp as a goalkeeper coach in 2017.


Vlastimir Davidovic
Volunteer Assistant Coach

Vlastimir Davidovic enters his first season as the volunteer assistant men’s soccer coach having started in March 2018.

Davidovic comes to GCU having coached youth soccer for the past six years locally at Valparaiso United FC, where he serves as the Director of Coaching. He helped build and establish Valparaiso United FC, recognized as one of the more competitive medium sized clubs in our state. Davidovic currently holds a USSF B National License obtained in 2017.

In his playing days, Davidovic played locally for Sereno Soccer Club 89s, a team that was No. 1 ranked nationally.

At the collegiate soccer level, Davidovic played for Paradise Valley CC in 2007, before transferring and playing at the University of Portland 2008-2010. He was part of the team that reached NCAA Quarterfinals his junior year.

Post college, he played for one season in PASL (Professional Arena Soccer League) for Real Phoenix FC, finishing the 2012/13 season as the team MVP with 23 goals and 7 assists in 13 games.

Davidovic received his degree in Psychology from the University of Portland in 2010.


Chris Maldonado
Undergraduate Manager

Chris Maldonado joined the Men’s Soccer program in the fall of 2015, helping with the day-to-day, behind the scenes work of the program. Maldonado’s duties include equipment inventory, team operations, and assisting the team’s Director of Soccer Operations.

Maldonado is set to graduate from Grand Canyon University in April 2019 with a degree in Government with an emphasis in Legal Studies.

A native of Anaheim, Calif., Maldonado moved to Arizona and graduated from Glendale High School where he was part of the Principal’s Honor Roll List. During his high school years, Maldonado was a four-year Varsity letterman in soccer, having captained the team in his junior and senior years.

Maldonado also played with local soccer clubs such as, Club Pachuca and Scottsdale Blackhawks Soccer Club.

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