Roger Mast

Roger Mast

Office Phone: (540) 432-4437

Cell Phone: (540) 820-2503


Main Campus, Harrisonburg

Office Location: UC 137

Associate Professor

Physical Ed & Recreation Dept

Men's Soccer Head Coach


“I love EMU and the opportunity to serve this institution in the role of coaching the men’s soccer team and teaching in the health & physical education program. I feel that my mission is to serve others as Christ served his followers. The venue that I have been given to accomplish this mission is through the sport of soccer and through the development of talents, values, and lessons in sports and recreation. There are many great attributes in coaching that are applicable to the classroom and the best coaches are great teachers. I am given the opportunity to blend and balance sport, education, and Christian values on a daily basis at EMU.”

Twenty five years as EMU’s Men’s Soccer Coach: 1991 Present, In 2015, his team finished 8th in the ODAC regular season. Mast has put together an impressive resume with his teams advancing to the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Finals five times and the NCAA Division III “Round of Sixteen” in 1998. He has twice been named ODAC “Coach of the Year” and also received Virginia State Coach of the Year honors from the Virginia Sports Information Directors in 1998. His record during his tenure is 221-222-39.

A graduate of Eastern Mennonite University Mast also received his EdD in Educational Leadership: Higher Education in 2007 from Argosy University. He also holds a MS degree in Health & Physical Education: 1990 from West Chester University.
Mast also holds an NSCAA: National, Advanced National, & Premiere Diploma. He is the Director of Kick’s Soccer Camp: 1986-present He has served as an NCAA Division III Championships Committee Member 1996-1998, and as Chair in 1998 and as a Virginia Western District ODP Coach 2000-01, and Virginia ODP State Assessor 2001; and served as a Shenandoah Valley United Soccer Association Board Member and on their Travel Oversight Committee from 1998-2011.
Coach Mast serves is an active member both at Harrisonburg Mennonite Church and in the local community. He enjoys the outdoors, sports, traveling, playing guitar, landscaping and wood working. He lives in Harrisonburg and loves spending time with his wife Cheryl, and sons Mark (23) and Grayson (19). Grayson attends EMU and Mark graduated in 2015 is married to Rachel Kennel (EMU 2014) and is attending Temple University – Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry.


Ed D, Educational Leadership: Higher Ed. Argosy University: 2007
M.S., Health & Physical Education. West Chester University: 1990
B.S., Health & Physical Education. EMU: 1985

Scholarly Presentations and Abstracts

“Follow your Passion, Grow Your Business…Doing What you Love!” Presented to EMU Business Students: Spring 2013.
“Determining Factors of Quality in Division III Intercollegiate Athletics Programs” Presented to Athletics Staff at Roanoke College: Summer 2007

Other Presentations

“Shenandoah Valley United College Night” Presented recruiting information to youth and parents: April, 2016.
“Lynchburg College Showcase Coaches Panel” Presented and Q&A for high school players and parents. Lynchburg College: January, 2016.
“Team Bonding: Benefits Through a Cross-Cultural Experience” Presented to Kings College Soccer Coaches and Players: December 2012.
“Systems of Play: The 4-3-3” Presented to SVU Coaches and U-18’s: December 2012

Church, Community and Professional Service

Active member at Harrisonburg Mennonite Church
Attend Grace Fellowship Sunday School Class
Senior Youth Sponsors: 2006-2014
Renew Team Sponsor: Led work teams in local community service projects, Harrisonburg, VA: July 2012,2014
Leadership Team Sponsor: took youth group to Mennonite Convention Pittsburgh, PA: July, 2011
Leadership Team Sponsor: took youth group to Mennonite Convention Columbus, OH: July, 2009
Leadership Team Sponsor: led trip to Managua, Nicaragua with Santa Rosa congregation: May 2008

Direct Kicks Soccer Camp 1986-present
Coached at Messiah College Residential Soccer Camp, Mechanicsburg, PA: July 2012-16.
Directed Soccer Camp for Mifflin County High School, Belleville, PA: July, 2012
Directed/Participated with soccer team in Special Olympics Soccer Clinic: Fall 2012
Coached U18 Elite and U13 Boys travel soccer teams for Shenandoah Valley United.
Serve as evaluator for Shenandoah Valley United
Participation in a Hazardous Materials Emergency Exercise: April 3, 2008
Directed Waterman Family Fun Night: April 2008

Professional Service:
1986-present NSCAA Member
1998-2011 Shenandoah Valley United Executive Board Member
2007-2014 Coordinated NSCAA Advanced Regional Coaches Training
2000-01 Virginia Olympic Development Program
Western District Assessor and Coach
2001-02 Olympic Development Program Va U-16 Assessor

National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA Committees):
1996-97 South Region Men’s Soccer Championships
Committee: Chair

1995-97, 03 South Region Men’s Soccer Championships
1995-97 Site Coordinator for Division III Men’s Soccer
National Tournaments: 1st and 3rd Rounds
1995-97 Old Dominion Athletic Conference
Men’s Soccer Committee Chair
1992-94 Old Dominion Athletic Conference
Athletic Director Liaison to Men’s Soccer Committee
1992-96 Virginia Intercollegiate Soccer Association
Executive Committee

Honors, Awards and Grants

EMU “25 Years of Service” April, 2016
NSCAA Recognition as 30 Year member with pinning in January 2016
NSCAA Recognition for “200 Wins” College Division 2012
EMU “Quality Service Award” 2005
NSCAA Recognition for “100 Wins” College Division 2000
“Laura Mapp Collegiate Coaches Award” 1999
VASID “State Coach of the Year” 1998
ODAC Soccer “Coach of the Year” 1996 & 1998
NCAA Men’s Soccer Championships participant 1998
ODAC Softball “Coach of the Year” 1992

Certifications and Licenses

National Soccer Coaches Association:
NSCAA Premier Diploma: 2009
NSCAA Advanced National Diploma: 1990
NSCAA National Diploma: 1989

American Red Cross Instructor Certification:
CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer

Professional Memberships

NSCAA: 30 years
American Coaches Federation: 10 years
AAPHERD: 11 years

Professional Conferences Attended

January, 2016 NSCAA Convention, Baltimore, MD
January, 2015 NSCAA Convention, Philadelphia, PA
January, 2014 NSCAA Convention, Philadelphia, PA
November, 2013 VAAHPERD Conference, VA Beach, VA
January, 2013 NSCAA Convention, Indianapolis, IN
January, 2011 NSCAA Convention, Baltimore, MD
January, 2010 NSCAA Convention, Philadelphia, PA
March, 2009 NSCAA Premier Diploma Course, Ft Lauderdale, FL
January, 2007 NSCAA Convention, Baltimore, MD
January, 2007 NCAA DIII Leadership Conference, Dallas TX
May, 2006 Integration Institute, Sweet Briar College
January, 2006 NSCAA Convention, Philadelphia, PA
January, 2004 NSCAA Convention, Philadelphia, PA
January, 2003 NSCAA Convention, Baltimore, MD
January, 2002 NSCAA Convention, Philadelphia, PA
January, 2000 NSCAA Convention, Baltimore, MD
January, 1999 NSCAA Convention, Philadelphia, PA
January, 1997 NSCAA Convention, Nashville, TN
January, 1996 NSCAA Convention, Philadelphia, PA
December, 1996 NSCAA Final Four College Coaches
Symposium, Richmond, VA
January, 1995 NSCAA Convention, Washington, DC
January, 1993 NSCAA Convention, Baltimore, MD
January, 1992 NSCAA Convention, Pittsburgh, PA
January, 1991 NSCAA Convention, Atlanta, GA
January, 1990 NSCAA Advanced National Diploma Course, Cocoa, FL
January, 1990 NSCAA Convention, Cincinnatti, OH
January, 1989 NSCAA National Diploma Course Cocoa, FL
January, 1989 NSCAA Convention, Philadelphia, PA
January, 1988 NSCAA Convention, Washington, DC
January, 1987 NSCAA Convention, Boston, MA

New Courses Taught

Fitness Administration & Assessment: Spring, 2016
The Art and Passion of Futbol: Cross-Cultural to Costa Rica/Nicaragua: May, 2015…Led 24 students on a Cross-Cultural to Costa Rica/Nicaragua for three weeks.
Scuba: Spring, 2014
Life Wellness: Spring, 2013
Target & Fielding Games: Spring, 2012
The Art and Passion of Futbol: Cross-Cultural to Costa Rica/Nicaragua: May, 2011…Led 23 students on a Cross-Cultural to Costa Rica/Nicaragua for three weeks.

Courses Taught

Motor Learning: Spring, 2016
Adapted Physical Education: Spring, 2016
Lifeguarding: Spring, 2016
Intermediate Swimming: Spring, 2016
Exercise Physiology & Kinesiology: Spring, 2015

EMU Service

Cross-Cultural Committee, 2014-present
Faculty Senate, 2012-2014
Faculty Senate: Constitution & Elections Committee Chair, 2013-14
Coaches Status Committee (CSC), 2004-present
Institutional Effectiveness Committee (IEC) 2002-2015
Committee on Teacher Education (COTE) 2000-2015
Academic Structure Task Force (ASTF)

Physical Education & Recreation Department member
Athletics Department member
2015 Coaches Search Committee: Field Hockey, Women’s Volleyball
2014 Coaches Search Committee: Men’s Volleyball
2012 Coaches Search Committee: Baseball, Men’s Volleyball, Women’s Volleyball
2011 Coaches Search Committee: Women’s Soccer, Cross Country & Track & Field

Coaching Record

EMU Soccer 1991-present 25 Years 221-222-39 (.499)
EMHS 1990-1991 1 Year 14-3-2 (.789)
Christopher Dock 1986-1990 4 Years 52-29-6 (.611)
Total: 1986-present 30 Years 287-254-47 (.528)