Head Coach: Chris Roche (11th season)
Coach Chris Roche came to Farmingdale State in the summer of 2005. Since then, Chris has completely turned around the women's soccer program, compiling an overall record of 129-72-13, leading his team to eight straight Conference Championships (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014) and eight NCAA Tournament appearances (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014).
Over the past ten seasons, Coach has won 10+ games nine times. His winningest season came in 2010 with a 17-5 record, tying a program-high seven game win streak. He has coached three Skyline Rookie of the Year's ('06, '11, '14), one Skyline Player of the Year ('10) and a 2-time Skyline Defensive Player of the Year ('12 & '14). He has also coached six All-Region players, one was a 3-time recipient of that award.
Prior to Farmingdale, he was the Head Women's Soccer Coach at Briarcliffe for two years, where he coached the team to an 18-8-2 record, as well as a number three ranking in the country in the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA).
Chris graduated from the University of Scranton in 1985 with a Bachelor's Degree in Economics and Finance. While studying at Scranton, he played one year of soccer and was then hired as the assistant coach.
Chris is the owner of Prime Time Sports, an indoor soccer facility in Copiague, NY. He currently resides in Commack with his wife and three children.
Assistant Coach: Fred Pavey
This is also Fred's 10th season with the Rams. Fred holds a NSCAA National Diploma and a NSCAA High School Diploma. He is a lifelong resident of Hicksville and has been active in the local soccer community, training club teams for over 20 years.
His college days were spent attending Hofstra University. When not training and coaching, Fred enjoys spending time with his wife Dina and dog Harley.
Assistant Coach: Steve Maye
Coach Maye joined the Farmingdale State coaching staff in 2008. In his college days, he played one year at Farmingdale before transferring to LIU CW Post where he was a three-year starter and a team captain during his junior and senior year. He was named to the conference and regional teams during his junior and senior years.
After receiving his Bachelor's in Communications from LIU CW Post in 1988, he served as an assistant coach for two years, while also playing semi-pro in the Italian League and Greek League. Steve has been training team and individuals for the Massapequa Club for 10 years, and has been training kids for various clubs on Long Island and New Jersey for 17 years.
Assistant Coach: Tracy Thalhamer
Tracy enters her first season as a member of the Farmingdale coaching staff. She was a former assistant women's soccer coach at her alma mater, St. Joseph's College. In her undergraduate studies at St. Joe's, Tracy received her Bachelor's Degree in English Secondary Education & Speech Communication with a certificate in Theatre. She received her Master's Degree from Stony Brook University.
Currently, Tracy trains and coaches in the Long Island Junior Select program with various age groups. She also works with youth teams in the Longwood Soccer Club and the East Islip Soccer Club. Tracy holds her NSCAA National Coaching License and has had education in "Reading the Game". She looks forward to working with and learning from her long time rivals at Farmingdale State College.