Coaching Staff

Kevin Doyle
Associate Head Coach / Recruiting Coordinator

Kevin Doyle enters his first season as the associate men's soccer coach and recruiting coordinator in 2017 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 first season as an assistant coach for the GCU men's soccer program in 2017.
 
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. Most recently, Mosnia was teaching and coaching soccer at Belton High School in Belton, Texas.
 
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 College Division 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 high school in Chicago.

Ben Paneccasio
Performance Specialist

Ben Paneccasio is in his sixth year as a part of the Grand Canyon strength and conditioning staff. He works directly with both the men's soccer and men's & women's golf teams.

Prior to joining the GCU staff, Paneccasio was a goalkeeper in the GCU men’s soccer program and still holds GCU records for most shutouts and lowest goal-against average.

Paneccasio is originally from Sydney, Australia and has been in the U.S since 2008.

Paneccasio completed his bachelor's degree in exercise science with an emphasis in health education and his MBA with an emphasis in leadership.

 

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