Gary Crompton
Gary Crompton
Title: Head Men's Soccer Coach
Phone: 781-891-2336
Email: gcrompton@bentley.edu

The 2014 season will be Gary Crompton’s seventh as the head men’s soccer coach at Bentley University.

Crompton has guided the Falcons to the Northeast-10 playoffs in each of his six seasons at the helm, the second longest stretch of consecutive postseason berths in the program's history. Bentley has finished the regular season in the top-four of the highly competitive NE-10 twice under Crompton (2010, 2012). Crompton led Bentley to the 2010 Northeast-10 finals.

The Philadelphia native has compiled a 50-42-15 overall record and a 40-26-12 Northeast-10 mark at Bentley. His players have earned 13 Northeast-10 All-Conference selections, 11 NE-10 All-Academic nods and eight players have been named All-Rookie. 

In 2010, Crompton led Bentley to one of its most successful seasons in school history, culminating in the program’s first appearance in the NE-10 championship game since 1994. They earned dramatic wins over New Haven in the quarterfinals in overtime, and over Southern Connecticut in the semifinals on penalty kicks after rallying from 2-0 down in the second half. The run, however, came to an end in the finals when they fell to No. 1 Franklin Pierce 1-0.

The Falcons finished that season with a record of 11-3-6, their most wins since 2003, and tied for third place in the NE-10, their highest finish in the league since 1999. They ended the season ranked sixth in the East Region and narrowly missed getting selected to the NCAA Tournament.

In each of his first two seasons in Waltham, Crompton’s team qualified for the NE-10 playoffs with dramatic wins on the final day of the regular season. In 2009 they beat Saint Anselm in overtime, and in 2008, defeated Saint Michael’s 4-3 after trailing late in the second half. That season’s postseason berth was the program’s first since 2004.

Hired in July of 2008, Crompton spent the previous 14 seasons as an assistant coach at Harvard University, spearheading the program’s recruiting and scheduling efforts. During his tenure, the Crimson made five appearances in the NCAA Tournament (1994, 1996, 2001, 2006, 2007) and captured three Ivy League championships (1994 co-champions, 1996, 2006).

In addition to those successes, four of his Crimson players earned All-America honors and 23 were first-team All-Ivy League selections.

He is a USSF “A” licensed coach, which is the highest coaching badge from US Soccer.

Before stepping into the coaching ranks, Crompton was a standout defenseman at the University of Maine. He was a two-year captain and a Scholar All-America for the Black Bears.

Crompton also played professionally for nine years, having played in the United Soccer League with the Cape Cod Crusaders, Worcester Wildfire, Boston Bulldogs and Connecticut Wolves. He was named a USL All-Star with the Crusaders in 1995 and with the Wildfire in 1997.

In addition to his coaching career at the collegiate level, Crompton has over a decade of experience working with young players around the world. Furthermore, Coach Crompton runs a soccer coaching business, Soccer 101 Academy, in the summer months.  

Crompton was also head coach of FC Greater Boston Bolts’ U-17 team from 2002 to 2006, and is a former head coach of the Bolts’ U-16 team that competes in the United States Soccer Federation Development Academy, a nationwide program of select youth clubs. He is heavily involved in club soccer in New England and currently serves as Director of Coaching for Sachems FC.  

Crompton graduated magna cum laude from Maine in 1992 with a double degree in sociology and psychology. In the spring of 2009, he earned his master’s degree in psychology from Harvard. He currently resides in the greater Boston area.

 

Overall

Northeast-10

Year

W

L

T

PCT

W

L

T

PCT

Finish

2008

8

9

2

.474

5

6

2

.462

8th

2009

6

10

2

.389

6

5

2

.539

t-6th

2010

11

3

6

.700

7

1

5

.731

t-3rd

2011 9 7 2 .556 7 5 1 .577 t-5th
2012 10 5 2 .647 8 3 2 .692 t-4th
2013 8 8 1 .500 7 6  -- .538 7th

Total

52

40

15

.537

40

26

12

.590

 

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