NEIL HUTCHINSON Assistant Coach, Harvard University
Neil Hutchinson arrives in Cambridge after a successful one year campaign in South Bend, Indiana. Coach Hutchinson came to Notre Dame from UMBC, where he served as an assistant coach for the Retrievers for two seasons.
Prior to his time at UMBC, Hutchinson was the volunteer assistant coach at his alma mater, Towson University.
In his first year fully on the Tiger staff in 2015, Hutchinson worked closely with the team’s three goalkeepers, with duties including warm-ups and technique drills. The work paid off as Hutchinson saw senior Tyler White earn third team All-America honors, as well as being tabbed Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Defensive Player of the Year, just the second Tiger to earn that honor.
In 2016, White finished with the best goals against average (6.89) in the nation, backing a defense that allowed a national-best scoring defense (7.26).
Hutchinson also worked with the Tiger man-up unit, which executed at 43 percent in 2016, good for 20th-best in the country.
Hutchinson transferred to Towson prior to the 2013 season from CCBC-Essex where he was the 2012 Maryland Junior College Offensive Player and Midfielder of the Year. He played 11 games as a senior at Towson before an injury cut short his campaign. He totaled four assists as part of the Tigers’ second midfield unit. Hutchinson spent 2014 as a student assistant with Towson before taking the volunteer assistant position that summer.
The Baltimore native prepped at Loyola-Blakefield and earned his bachelor’s degree in kinesiology from Towson in 2014.