Staff
Head Coach
Todd Clark

Todd Clark, a longtime head coach with more than 18 years of head coaching experience, is entering his third season at Canisius. Clark, who has 10 years of Division I head coaching experience to his credit, was officially named the fifth head coach for the Golden Griffin women's soccer program Dec. 19, 2014.

In just his second season on Main Street, Clark was able to help lead the Griffs to an appearance in the 2016 MAAC Women's Soccer Championship tournament, the program's third postseason berth in the last four years. The 2016 edition of the Blue and Gold scored eight wins, the most for the team since 2011, and the squad's 6-4-0 record in MAAC play stands as the program's first winning record in league play since 2010.

Clark took over on the Canisius sideline after a one-year stint at Barton College in Wilson, N.C. During his time with Bulldogs, Clark guided the Division II program to an 11-5-2 record, including a 6-4-1 mark in Conference Carolinas play.

Prior to his time with the Bulldogs, Clark guided Division I Campbell University for eight years from 2006 to 2013. The winningest coach in the program’s history, Clark helped lead the Fighting Camels to the 2011 Big South Tournament championship game after the team recorded a 15-5-2 mark. In his eight seasons, the Cleveland, Ohio, native recruited and developed 30 conference award winners, including six All-Big South First Team honorees from 2011-13. His teams were also very successful off the field as well, earning eight National Soccer Coaches Association of American (NSCAA) Team Academic Awards.

Clark began his coaching tenure as the head women’s soccer coach at Malone University in Canton, Ohio for eight years. There, he led the Pioneers of the NAIA ranks to two American Mideast Conference championships and a pair of league runner-up finishes. His squads reached the semifinals of the NAIA Region IX four times, with the 2003 unit winning the regional crown and advancing to the NAIA national tournament.

The Pioneers ranked among the NSCAA/NAIA Top-25 poll in six-straight seasons (2000-05) under Clark’s leadership and he was named the NSCAA East Regional Coach of the Year on four different occasions. Clark also helped produced 18 NSCAA All-Americans and 44 all-league award winners, while his final seven teams at Malone were presented with NSCAA Team Academic Awards for their work in the classroom.

Overall, Clark owns a 171-121-26 mark in his three stops at Malone, Campbell and Barton. Throughout his 18 years as a head coach, Clark has served as a staff member for the Olympic Development Program, and for the past several years he has worked with the Northern Ireland (IFA) women’s national team. He holds a Premier Diploma and a Level II and III Goalkeeper Diploma from the NSCAA as well as an Irish Football Association-UEFA “A” license.

Clark earned his bachelor’s degree in education from Malone in 1994 and his master’s in education from Ashland University in 1998.

Assistant Coach
Ryan Louis

Ryan Louis is entering his first season as an assistant coach on the Canisius women’s soccer staff. A former assistant women’s soccer coach at Buffalo State, Louis brings a wealth of soccer knowledge to the Canisius staff. From 2008-12, he served as a coach and camp director in Sefton England where he helped kids ages 3-11 develop their soccer skills.

The Southport England native, was also a volunteer assistant coach for the men’s soccer team at Buffalo State from 2015-2017. There, he helped with the day-today operations of the program and scouting. In 2017, Louis was named to the United Soccer Coaches East Regional Staff of the year and helped lead the Bengals to their first trip to NCAA regionals in 34 years. At the club level, he serves as the Technical Director for GPS Buffalo where he designs and administers a club-wide player development model for U6-U18 Programs. While at GPS, Louis has been named GPS-New York Coach of the year (2015) and lead the boys 2003 regional team to the USYS National Championship in 2018.

Louis earned his foundation degree in science from Myerscough College, he holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Central Lancashire and is currently perusing a master's degree in Sports Administration from Canisius.

He and his wife, Emily have one son, Jackson. They reside in Kenmore, N.Y.

Assistant Coach
Gabrielle Wilson

Gabrielle Wilson is entering her third season on the Canisius women's soccer coaching staff, where works with the program's goalkeepers. In 2017, Canisius' defense set a school record with nine shutouts and ended the year ranked second in the MAAC with a goals against average of 1.06.

A tireless worker, Wilson offers the experience of competing at the NCAA Division I level. A 2012 graduate of Niagara University, the Tonawanda, N.Y., native made 20 career appearances in goal for the Purple Eagles from 2008-11. In her senior season, Wilson went 7-7-2 with five shutouts and a 1.56 goals against average in 18 games played. She was also recognized for her work in the classroom as a four-time honoree to the MAAC Women's Soccer All-Academic Team.

In addition to working with Canisius, Wilson also serves as a CPA for the Buffalo Sabres.