Brian Doherty took over as Kean University head coach in 1999 and has now been at the helm of the program for 18 years and 171 victories. Doherty, who has the most women's soccer coaching wins at Kean, collected his 100th victory during the 2010 season.
Doherty guided the Cougars to their best NJAC finish in 10 years and 5-2-2 record in conference play in 2015. Six team members were named all-conference and the Cougars earned their fourth-straight ECAC Championship berth.
The Cougars displayed one of their finest seasons in program history in 2012 as they claimed the Eastern College Athletic Conference Metro Championship. The title was the first for the program in their 30 year history. Kean also recorded 13 wins, the most since the 1996 season. Kean repeated that success in 2013, winning the ECAC Title again with a 12-6-3 overall record.
Doherty has guided the Cougars to an NCAA Division III Tournament berth in 2006 and Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC) Tournament berths in 2004, 2005, 2008, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.
In his first season, Doherty led Kean to its first winning season in three years, and the Cougars have steadily developed into a solid team in the competitive New Jersey Athletic Conference. Doherty was named head coach after serving for two seasons as an assistant coach in the Kean University women's soccer program.
The 2005 NJAC Coach of the Year, Doherty honed his coaching skills for six seasons as an assistant coach at Bayonne High School, where his teams won one state championship, five Hudson County championships and two league championships.
With more than 25 years of coaching experience at all levels, Doherty has also served as a head coach and evaluator for the Central New Jersey Area Olympic Development Program (ODP) and as an instructor at the prestigious Adidas Elite Training Academy that has tutored professional and semi-professional soccer players. He also had a coaching stint with Sky Blue on its run to the inaugural championship of the Women’s Professional Soccer league in 2009.
A United States Soccer Federation "A" licensed coach, Doherty has also earned the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Premier Coaching Diploma.
A 1993 graduate of Kean, Doherty earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in communications.
Michele Zuber is entering her 18th season in 2017 as an assistant coach with the women's soccer team at Kean University.
Prior to her arrival at Kean, Zuber was an assistant coach at Marist High School during the 1999 season. In her playing days, Zuber started and appeared in 64 matches for the Peacocks at St. Peter's College between 1993 and 1996.
She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in elementary education and psychology from St. Peter's College and a Masters of Arts degree in teaching from Marygrove College.
Jaime Manjarres is in his fourth season on the sidelines for the Kean University women’s soccer team in 2017. Manjarres previously worked as goalkeeper coach at New Jersey City University and served as head coach at Mets Charter High School and Marist High School since 2005.
Manjarres has been a part of professional development by the National Soccer Coach Association in Kansas City and owns both an United States Soccer Federation ‘C’ License and the advanced national goalkeeper license. He played at Barcelona Sport Club Academy in Ecuador. He attended the FA level 2 GK at Cheshire, UK and is the founder of JDC Goalkeeper Academy in Jersey City.
Manjarres currently works for United Airlines and received a degree in the Center for Media Arts in New York.
Jaclyn Boselli joins Kean for her first season on the sidelines in 2017.
No stranger to the program, Boselli was a four year member of the team, finishing her career in 2015. She was a member of two ECAC Tournament Championships and advanced to the post-season all four seasons.
Boselli received a Bachelor of Science degree in Global Fitness and Wellness from Kean in 2016 and works full time in the therapy services department at Pascack Valley Medical Center.
Former Cougar Samantha Blair joins the Kean University women’s soccer coaching staff for her second season on the sidelines as a graduate assistant in 2017. Blair earned a B.S. in global fitness and wellness from Kean in 2016.
As a player, Blair was part of two ECAC Championships with the Cougars – the first two titles ever for the women’s soccer program. Blair never lost a game between the pipes with a 6-0-2 record in two seasons and earned two shutouts in her career. Since ending her playing days, she has continued as a goalie coach and personal trainer.
Blair is pursuing her Master of Science degree in Exercise Science from Kean.