Men's Soccer Coaches
- Head Coach
- (2nd year)
- BS, Oregon State University
ME (Engineering), Oregon State University '09
- Sparks 202
- (503) 375-5428 voice
Lloyd Fobi is in his second season as the head coach of the Willamette University men’s soccer team. Prior to arriving at Willamette, Fobi was an assistant men’s soccer coach at nearby Corban University for a year and a half. He also has been a coach with the Oregon Olympic Development Program.
Willamette finished the 2011 season with a 6-9-2 overall record, including 5-8-1 in the Northwest Conference. The Bearcats won three more games overall and four more conference games than the previous year. Highlighting the schedule was a 2-1 win over eventual NWC champion Pacific Lutheran University. It was one of only two losses for PLU in conference play.
As a college player, Fobi competed for Oregon State University in Corvallis, Ore. He played on two OSU teams that were nationally ranked (2003, 2005). He helped the Beavers reach the NCAA Tournament in 2003.
“It’s a different angle looking at the game from a coach’s perspective ... you have to look at it from the whole picture, what the final goal will be and how to get there. How do you build each day to get to that?,” Fobi said.
My experience at Corban has really been seeing how you develop a team ... understanding that blueprint for success that is needed in building a program.” He hopes to continue the progress Willamette has made in recent years, while adding his own approach to the game.
“We will be redefining who we are ... defining again who we are,” Fobi said. “And that comes from hard work, both from the coach’s side and from the players’ side, putting high demands on both the players and myself in attaining those goals.”
Fobi wants to build a team that works hard and sets high goals and standards. Willamette competes in the Northwest Conference and is a member of NCAA Division III.
“Our goal is to be the best team in our conference,” Fobi commented. “We will be a blue collar team. That is what we have to be to reach our goals. It’s how you carry yourself ... it’s working hard, but working smart.”
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