Staff
Head Coach
Steve Nichols

Steve Nichols was named the head men's soccer coach at Loyola University Maryland on February 6, 2014. Nichols, an all-region performer and two-time team most valuable player as a student-athlete for the Greyhounds' men's soccer team has coached and nurtured Baltimore's top youth soccer talent for over two decades. During this time he built McDonogh School into a perennial national power and was named the 2013 NSCAA Boys Private/Parochial School National Coach of the Year. He has also garnered honors such as NSCAA/MACS Coach of the Year, NSCAA/Adidas Regional and State Coach of the Year and Baltimore Sun Metro Coach of the Year. During his coaching career, Nichols has also served as head coach of the Baltimore Bohemians professional team and director of coaching for the Baltimore Celtic Soccer Club youth organization. Outside of McDonogh, Nichols is the only coach in the nation to win nine National Youth Soccer Championships. Following his graduation from Loyola, Nichols went on to play professionally for the Baltimore Spirit of the NPSL and the Baltimore Bays of the USISL, before taking over at McDonogh School. Coach Nichols has been named Patriot League coach of the year for three consecutive seasons.

Assistant Coach
Michael Marchiano

Michael Marchiano joined the men's soccer program as an assistant coach in March 2014. He came to Loyola after serving two seasons as an assistant coach at Army where he helped the Black Knights turn a 4-10-3 record into a 12-3-3 mark in 2013. Prior to his time at West Point, Marchiano spent two seasons as a volunteer assistant coach at Maryland before heading to Wisconsin-Milwaukee as an assistant coach. In College Park, he helped his alma mater to a 34-9-3 record in those two seasons and back-to-back appearances in the quarterfinal round of the NCAA Tournament. As a collegiate student-athlete, Marchiano, a two time captain, played in 59 games at Maryland from 2005-08. He helped the Terrapins to a 68-18-8 record and a pair of Atlantic Coast Conference Championships and NCAA titles in 2005 and, as team captain, in 2008. He was awarded the team's Peter Lowry Award that year for exemplifying academic excellence, leadership and distinguished citizenship on campus. Post-collegiately, Marchiano had a brief playing career with Real Maryland of the United Soccer League. In 2018 Coach Marchiano was recognized as one of the best assistant coaches in NCAA Division 1 by top-drawer soccer.

Assistant Coach
Mamadou Kansaye

Mamadou Kansaye joined the Loyola University Maryland men's soccer program as an assistant coach in June 2018.

A Baltimore native, Kansaye brings a familiarity of local soccer to Loyola, as he won two MIAA Championships at McDonogh and three Youth National Championships with the Baltimore Bays while playing for Nichols. He also captained UMBC to the 2014 NCAA College Cup as a senior.

Following a standout high school career at McDonogh, where he earned NSCAA All-America honors after helping the Eagles to two MIAA Championships, Kansaye began his collegiate career at NC State. In one season with the Wolfpack, he made 15 appearances in the midfield and tallied two goals and three assists before transferring to UMBC. After sitting out the 2011 season due to NCAA Transfer rules, Kansaye made a total of 63 appearances for the Retrievers, scoring nine goals and adding 19 assists.

A two-year captain at UMBC, Kansaye was honored as the 2014 America East Midfielder of the Year and was twice voted to the All-America East First Team. An NCAA Senior CLASS Award top-30 candidate as a senior, he was also named to the NSCAA All-East Region First Team and to the All-ECAC First Team after captaining the Retrievers to the final four of the 2014 NCAA College Cup.

Post-collegiately, Kansaye had a brief playing career with Charlotte Independence in the United Soccer League.

The co-Founder and President of the youth soccer training company, Homegrown Soccer Academy, Kansaye also has experience coaching Ellicott City u23s, at Centennial High School, in the Maryland State Olympic Development Program (ODP), at Hood College, at Waxhaw Soccer Academy and with the Baltimore Celtic u17 teams.

A 2015 graduated of UMBC, Kansaye has his bachelor of arts degree in psychology.