Bo Oshoniyi
Head Coach
Men's Soccer Coaches
PHONE: (423) 439-8438 EMAIL: oshoniyi@etsu.edu
Bo Oshoniyi

Adegboyega "Bo" Oshoniyi (AD-eh-BO-yay-ga O-shah-nee) enters his first season at the helm of the ETSU men's soccer program. Oshoniyi, who spent the last three seasons (2011-13) as an assistant under Coach Bob Warming at Penn State, was named the second head coach in program history on March 27, 2014, succeeding Scott Calabrese following his acceptance of the Florida International head coaching position. Oshoniyi inherits a program which won the Atlantic Sun Conference Tournament title and earned its second trip to the NCAA Championships in the past four years (2010, 2013).

At Penn State, Oshoniyi helped the Nittany Lions to back-to-back Big Ten titles, including the program's first regular season Big Ten title in seven years in 2012. The Lions were staunch defensively, allowing just over one goal-per-game during the season as they went unbeaten in their final four regular season conference contests. While in Happy Valley, Oshoniyi’s responsibilities included working with goalkeepers and playing a key role in recruiting.

In his first season at Penn State, Oshoniyi helped tutor freshman goalkeeper Andrew Wolverton, the Big Ten leader in goals-against-average and save percentage. Wolverton also became the school's all-time single-season shutout leader with 12 a season ago.

Oshoniyi joined the Penn State staff after serving for two seasons as an assistant coach under Jay Vidovich at Wake Forest. Working primarily with the goalkeepers, he helped lead the ACC power to a total of 25 wins. In his first season at Wake Forest in 2009, the Demon Deacons posted a 17-4-3 record, captured the ACC regular season title, and advanced to the College Cup. Under Oshoniyi's tutelage that season, the Demon Deacon goalkeepers compiled a 0.77 goals against average and registered 10 shutouts.

Prior to his time at Wake Forest, Oshoniyi was an assistant at South Florida for one season. In 2008, the Bulls went 15-5-3, won the program's first BIG EAST tournament title, and advanced to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Championship.

As a collegiate player at Southern Connecticut State University, Oshoniyi was a two-time All-America goalkeeper, leading the Owls to two NCAA Division II National Championships and four straight New England Collegiate Conference titles. The Division II record holder for shutouts in a career with 50, he was named the Final Four Most Valuable Player twice and was honored with the Golden Boot Award, an award presented to the nation's top collegiate goalkeeper, following his senior season. Oshoniyi was inducted into SCSU Hall of Fame in 2009.

After graduation, Oshoniyi embarked on a professional career in the United States that spanned 12 years and included stints with two Major League Soccer teams. Chosen by Columbus in the inaugural MLS draft, he spent the 1996 season with the club, recording the first win in Crew history. Oshoniyi, the first African-American goalkeeper to start a game in the MLS, was also a member of the Kansas City Wizards from 2000-2006, winning two Western Conference titles (2000, 2004) and the MLS Championship in 2000.

He also played professionally with the USL's New York Centaurs (1995), Connecticut Wolves (1997), Charleston Battery (1998), and Atlanta Silverbacks (1999) and trained with Ajax Amsterdam of the Dutch national football league. He was also a member of the U.S. team that competed at the World University Games in 1993 and played with the U.S. National B team in 1994.

Oshoniyi holds a USSF National "A" license and has served as an assistant coach for the U.S. U-17 National Team, as well as a Region I Olympic Development evaluator. A highly sought after clinician, he has also been a staff member for the Kansas City Wizards Soccer Camps along with the SoccerPlus, Star, and No. 1 Goalkeeper Academies. He also previously served as Director of Coaching at Harrisonville Soccer Club in Kansas City and was the head varsity girls coach at Saint Thomas Aquinas High School in Missouri and the boys' varsity assistant at Shelton High School in Connecticut.

Oshoniyi graduated from Southern Connecticut State in 1994 with a degree in marketing, finance and communications. He and his wife, Tippi, have two sons, Xander, 6, and Rennick, 1, and a four-year-old daughter, Londyn.

Men's Soccer Coaches
Bo Oshoniyi
Head Coach
David Lilly
Assistant Coach
Evan Harvey
Graduate Assistant
MSOC Furman 0 Johnson City, Tenn.
Oct 15 ETSU 1
MTEN ETSU Nashville, Tenn.
Oct 16 ITA Ohio Valley Regionals
MTEN ETSU
Oct 17 ITA Ohio Valley Regionals
WGOLF Mercedes Benz Collegiate Championship Knoxville, Tenn.
Oct 17 15th of 16
WTEN ETSU
Oct 17 ITA Ohio Valley Regionals
MCC Catamount Classic Cullowhee, N.C.
Oct 17 2 of 10
WCC Catamount Classic Cullowhee, N.C.
Oct 17 1 of 10
MGOLF U.S. Collegiate Championship Alpharetta, Ga.
Oct 17 Results
VB Wofford College 0 Johnson City, Tenn.
Oct 17 ETSU 3
WSOC VMI 0 Johnson City, Tenn.
Oct 17 ETSU 7
WTEN ETSU
Oct 18 ITA Ohio Valley Regionals
MTEN ETSU
Oct 18 ITA Ohio Valley Regionals
MGOLF U.S. Collegiate Championship Alpharetta, Ga.
Oct 18 Results
VB Mercer University 1 Johnson City, Tenn.
Oct 18 ETSU 3
MSOC Wofford 3 2OT
Oct 18 ETSU 3
WTEN ETSU
Oct 19 ITA Ohio Valley Regionals
MTEN ETSU
Oct 19 ITA Ohio Valley Regionals
MGOLF U.S. Collegiate Championship Alpharetta, Ga.
Oct 19 12th of 15
WSOC UNC Greensboro 1 Johnson City, Tenn.
Oct 19 ETSU 3