Joey Petrich
Assistant Coach
2017-18 Men's Soccer Coaches
PHONE: (903) 565-5985 EMAIL: jpetrich@uttyler.edu
Joey Petrich

Joey Petrich is entering his second season as the UT Tyler men's soccer assistant coach for a Patriot program which has won six American Southwest Conference regular-season championship.

An Elk River, Minnesota native, Petrich was a goalkeeper at Saint Mary’s University where he recorded 135 career saves in his four seasons in Winona, Minnesota. A two-time Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Academic All-Conference selection, Petrich is coming off working as an assistant coach at Concordia College (MN) where his main coaching focus was on training goalkeepers.

“I am looking forward to joining a program that has a great reputation throughout the country,” Petrich said. “Having the chance to learn and develop under a veteran coach of Coach Jones’ quality is an amazing opportunity that I am blessed to have. I think that my academic and playing experiences have helped me to ensure men’s soccer players at UT Tyler succeed on the field, but most importantly in the classroom.”

Along with coaching at Concordia last season, Petrich has gained leadership experience as a club coach where he coached the Northern Lights Soccer Club from 2011-13 and was the head goalkeeper trainer for the Tri-City Soccer Club last year. His coaching resume also includes a USSF National E License and NSCAA Levels 1-3 Goalkeeper diplomas.

In addition to his playing and coaching experience, he graduated Cum Laude from Saint Mary’s in the Spring of 2015 with a degree in psychology and interned with a sports psychologist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

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