Staff
Head Women's Soccer Coach
Dustin Smith

Dustin Smith enters his fourth season as head coach and eighth year at Florida Tech.

In his three years at the helm as Head Coach, the Panthers have compiled a 30-19-5 winning record and were ranked as high as #14 (NSCAA) and #8 (Hero Sports) respectively in the polls during the 2016 Fall campaign.Thw Panthers 2018 Fall season saw them make history and win their first ever Sunshine State Conference Tournament Championship.

In 2015,Smith's first year as Head Coach, he guided the Panthers to a strong 10-5-2 campaign, which included a remarkable 8-3-0 mark on the road. Led by a stingy defense that topped the league in goals-against average (0.76), Florida Tech reached the Sunshine State Conference Tournament Semifinals before falling 2-1 to then-No. 8 Barry. Five players were named to all-region teams along the way, four of whom received second team recognition.

Prior to being named head coach, Smith served as an assistant for five seasons under the late Fidgi Haig. Within that span, Florida Tech accumulated a combined record of 47-32-13, including three NCAA Tournament appearances, one Final Four appearance, an NCAA Division II South Region Championship and one Sunshine State Conference Regular Season Co-Championship.

Born in Chicago, Ill., Smith moved to Florida and grew up playing club soccer for the Challengers 76 (Space Coast) and FC America (Orlando) teams, respectively.

He graduated in 1994 from Melbourne High School where he captained the 1994 state champion Bulldogs to a 21-1-2 record his senior year. Smith then continued his playing career in Charleston, S.C. from 1994-98 as a four-year starter at Charleston Southern University where he also earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration. While playing for the Buccaneers, he captained the 1997 squad to a 16-5-1 record and earned the program's first-ever NCAA Tournament berth against the No. 2 nationally ranked South Carolina Gamecocks. Smith was voted to the Big South All-Conference Team in 1996 and 1997.

Following his collegiate career, Smith played two seasons with the USL’s Myrtle Beach Sea Dawgs from 1998-99. He also served as an assistant coach at Coastal Carolina University from 1998–2000 under the tutelage of his former coach Shaun Docking, who is currently still there.

Smith is coaching at Brevard SA currently and has previously coached at Orlando City ECNL, Space Coast Soccer Club, FC America (currently GPS/FPS), FSA (currently Orlando City) and IUS (currently Florida Rush) with a combined 18 seasons under his belt between these organizations.

Head Men's Soccer Coach
Robin Chan
Assistant Women's Soccer Coach
Jessica Monarch

Jessica Monarch will begin her fourth season as the assistant coach of the Florida Tech women's soccer team in 2018.

Prior to joining the Panther program, Monarch served for two years as a graduate assistant coach at Belhaven University in a role that very much resembled that of a full-time assistant. Monarch also assisted with the operation of Belhaven’s summer soccer camps, all while earning her Master of Science in Sports Administration.

After graduating from Timber Creek High School in Orlando, Monarch played collegiately at Faulkner University in Montgomery, Alabama from 2008-11 where she played in 71 consecutive games, scoring 20 goals and recording eight career assists. She was NAIA All-American Honorable Mention, the Southern States Athletics Conference Defensive Player of the Year and an All-SSAC honoree in 2011. Additionally, Monarch was named the Faulkner Student-Athlete of the Year in 2011 and 2012.

A standout in the classroom, Monarch garnered numerous academic awards during her time at Faulkner. She was a three-time SSAC Academic All-Conference selection, a two-time NAIA Scholar Athlete, a two-time CoSIDA Academic All-District honoree and was twice named Faulkner’s Champion of Character winner.

That vast array of experience was one of the primary reasons Monarch was selected from a talented pool of candidates to fill in the final piece of Smith’s inaugural staff.

“We are super excited to have the opportunity to bring in someone who not only has great experience playing but has also acquired some experience coaching at a high level,” Smith said. “Coming from Faulkner and going to Belhaven, which is a well-respected program, we are excited to have Jessica join our staff and bring important experience.”

Assistant / Goalkeeper Coach Women's Soccer
Doug Bonney

Doug Bonney enters his fourth season as the goalkeeper coach for the Panthers in 2018.

In his second season as Florida Tech goalkeeper coach, Bonney led the Panthers defense to a 2nd place in SSC for goals-allowed average (0.82).

Originally from Tustin, Calif., Bonney moved to Virginia and played his club soccer for the Prince William County Bandits as a goalkeeper.

He graduated in 1989 from Potomac Senior High School, where he captained the Panthers and was selected to the all-district team. Bonney then continued his playing career in Wilmington, N.C. from 1989-93 at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington as a goalkeeper, where he also earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Special Education with a Minor in Psychology.

Along with his duties at Florida Tech, Bonney has been the assistant coach at Melbourne High School for 19 years, where he has helped lead them to three FHSAA State Championships. Also, he is currently the coach of the U10 boys team for Brevard United and coaches goalkeepers individually. Bonney has helped several goalkeepers earn spots on Division I and II college teams throughout his coaching and training over the last 19 years in Brevard County.

He holds the NSCAA Advanced National Goalkeeping Diploma and plans on furthering his coaching degrees.

Bonney lives in Melbourne Beach with his wife, Michelle, and his four sons.

Assistant Men's Soccer Coach
Ryan Moon

Ryan Moon enters his eighth season as an assistant coach of the men’s soccer team in 2018.

Alongside head coach Robin Chan, Moon has helped guide the Panthers to four winning seasons during his tenure, including a Sunshine State Conference Tournament runner-up finish in 2014.

In just his first season as coach of the boys soccer team at Satellite High School in Satellite Beach, Florida, Moon was named FLORIDA TODAY’s Boys Soccer Coach of the Year and FACA High School Coach of the Year after leading the Scorpions to a FHSAA District 2A Championship. The Scorpions finished the season with a 12-7-1 overall record.

Moon played for three years at Florida Tech from 2008-10 under Chan, where he served as team captain all three seasons. The defender appeared in 43 games, making 42 starts for the Panthers. Moon was named to the All-Sunshine State Conference Second Team his senior year. In his career at FIT, he recorded two game-winning goals - both in 2010 to lead the team in the category - and one assist as a defender. Moon was the Panthers’ top shut-down defender from 2008-10.

A native of Bideford, England, Moon served as a captain for three years for Wales National Youth. He also played six seasons for Plymouth Argyle and one year for both Cambridge United, as an apprentice professional footballer, and Boston United.

Moon is certified with a FA Level 2 Coaching License (UEFA C), a USSF National C License and a USSF National B License. He was awarded the Bob McNulty Award, for the person who best represents coaching and the important role it plays in the development of young people.

Moon earned his master’s degree in business administration at Florida Tech in December 2014.

He is married to former Florida Tech women's soccer player Teresa Moon.