Dan Louisignau joined the Retriever staff in August of 2012 and just completed his third year next to his former mentors on the sidelines in the fall of 2014.
With a winning percentage of .731 and an overall record of 41-11-15, the three-year period has been the most successful span in UMBC men’s soccer history. Louisignau has been a part of a coaching staff that has won the America East regular season title the last two years and the league tournament for three straight years, advancing to the College Cup in 2014 for the first time in school history. The coaching staff earned America East Coaching Staff of the Year honors, and its leader, head coach Pete Caringi, earned NSCAA and Soccer America national coach-of-the-year honors.
Working extensively with the goalkeepers, Louisignau has helped develop two stellar goalies. During NCAA tournament run in 2014, UMBC earned four shutouts in five games, the first time in NCAA history an unseeded team posted four shutouts in as many games on the road. UMBC goalie Billy Heavner led the America East Conference in goals-against-average (.830) and shutouts (10). In 2013, goalie Phil Saunders signed a professional contract with BÍ Bolungarvík of the Icelandic First Division. Saunders was voted MVP in the America East Conference Tournament in the 2012 season.
Louisignau was the 2012 America East Conference Goalkeeper of the Year and also earned First Team All-Conference honors for the Retrievers.
The Wilmington, Del. native led America East through the regular season in saves and finished 28th nationally in saves per game (4.94). He was also first in save percentage (.792) and shutouts (7).
The University of Virginia transfer was a Second Team All-Conference performer in 2010. His 84.5 save percentage was tenth-best in the nation in his first season with UMBC. He finished the campaign with a record of 9-1-4, leading to Retrievers to an America East title and a first round NCAA Tournament victory at Princeton.
Louisignau played in six NCAA Tournament games during his collegiate tenure. At the club level, the netminder won four regional titles and three national titles.
He earned his degree in sociology from UMBC in the spring of 2012.