Thunder Men's Soccer Coaching Staff
Trine University named Trevor Ferrell the head men’s soccer coach on November 16, 2011. Ferrell had previously served under his father Mike for previous four seasons.
“I am honored to be taking over this program, and look forward to the future of this team,” Ferrell says. “We are going to continue to build this program into one with a winning tradition.”
Trevor has been a part of the program at Trine for eight years, four years as a player and four years as an associate coach. Ferrell, a 2007 graduate of Trine (then Tri-State), was a four year varsity starter for the Thunder from 2003-2006. In his junior year he was the recipient of the Coaches Award.
Trevor began serving as an associate coach in 2008 when Mike took over the program. During his time as an assistant, Trevor coordinated practices along with implemented game philosophies. Trevor will now take over the day-to-day decisions of the team along with added recruiting decisions.
Assistant Head Coach
After serving 20 season as head coach, Mike Ferrell setpped down at the end of the 2011 season to become an assistant coach under his son Trevor. Ferrell also serves as the Director of Conference and Events.
Prior to Thunder Athletics, Ferrell spent four seasons at the University of Southern Indiana, where he led his team to four Great Lakes Valley Conference finals and national rankings in the top 20.
Ferrell took his team to either the district or conference playoffs finals 13 out of the 16 years that he coached for the Thunder. In 1992, he led the Thunder to a district and bi-district championship, and in 1994 and 1995, the Thunder team was the WHAC champion and the regional runner-up. In 1996, the Thunder soccer team won the regular season conference championship.
Coach Ferrell was named District Coach of the Year in 1990 and 1992, WHAC Coach of the Year in 1994, 1995, and 1996, and Regional Coach of the Year in 1994. In his 16 years of coaching at Trine University, Ferrell produced 52 All-District/All-Conference players, 19 All-Mideast players, five All-Americans, 15 Honorable Mention All-Americans, and six Academic All-Americans.
In 1979, Ferrell earned a bachelor of science degree in physical education from Campbell University in Buies Creek, North Carolina. As a student at Campbell, Ferrell was a four-year member of the varsity soccer team and received the Most Valuable Player award in his senior season.
From 1979 to 1981, Ferrell served as an assistant coach to Jerry Yeagley, head men's soccer coach at Indiana University, one of the most successful coaches in NCAA soccer history.
Niclas Hulting returns to the Thunder soccer program. Niclas is back for his second stint as an assistant coach at Trine. He served as the assistant men’s soccer coach from 2002–04 and has now been with the team since the 2008 season.
Niclas was a four–year starter for the Thunder from 1998-2001. He captained the team his junior and senior years and received WHAC All–Conference honors both years. His junior year he was selected to the NAIA All–Midwest second team. In addition, he received the team MVP award.
Niclas is from Stockholm, Sweden, and came to Trine as an International student. He graduated in 2003 from TSU with a degree in marketing. Niclas is also employed by the Department of Brand & Integrated Marketing at Trine University.
Weikel joined the Thunder last fall as head coach of the JV program. He is a 2003 TSU graduate where he was a part of the soccer team.
For the past four years he has been the head girls soccer coach at Hamilton High School where he works as a teacher.
Clemens will serve as the goal keeping coach. He played his college soccer at Huntington University as a goal keeper. He was the Angola High School boy’s head coach for five years and this will be his ninth year as the goal keeping coach.