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Coaching Staff

Gavin Wyse
Assistant Coach

Gavin Wyse enters his seventh season on the Fordham men's soccer coaching staff, and has been associated with the program since 2008 at the Fordham Soccer Summer Camp.

Wyse helped coach the Rams to the 2014 Atlantic 10 Championship and a berth in the NCAA Championship.  The Rams had five players named to the All-Championship, while three players earned regular season All-Atlantic 10 honors.

Wyse has had a very good track record on the recruiting trail, bringing in foreign born talent to Rose Hill.  Over the last three years, four international Rams, Andrew Hickey (2013), Jannik Loebe (2014), Rashid Nuhu (2015), and Janos Loebe (2015) have earned Atlantic 10 All-Rookie Team honors, with Janos Loebe being named the Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Year.

Wyse brings a wealth of coaching experience from the Storm Soccer Academy, where he has served as a coach and camp director since 2004. He has been an assistant coach with the U15 boys Super Y League team and the U17 boys team, which won the Super Y League National Championship. He has also been involved with coaching the spring and summer camps, certain travel teams, which include U9 girls and U11 boys, and the intramural programs from pre-kindergarten to fourth grade.

At the club level, Wyse has been associated with Little Neck FC, coaching boys' teams from U16-U18 and recently moved to another team, Downtown United Soccer Club (DUSC), coaching the U18 boys team.

Wyse holds professional licenses, including a National B License (2010), the NCAA Advanced National Course (2009) and the NCAA National Course (2007).

As a player, Wyse was a two-year letterwinner at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, graduating with a Bachelor's of Science degree in 2002.  He and his wife, Sinead, have a son, Darragh.

Brett Axelrod
Assistant Coach

Brett Axelrod, a former assistant coach at LIU, was named volunteer assistant men’s soccer coach in September of 2016.

Alexrod spent the 2014 and 2015 season in Brooklyn, serving as an assistant coach at LIU where he worked primarily with goalkeepers. He helped the Blackbirds win the 2015 NEC Championship as LIU finished the regular season was a perfect 7-0 mark, ranking second in the conference in goals against average.

A four-year letter winner at Whitman College, where he also coached from 2009 to 2011, Axlerod received a degree in Sociology from the school in 2009.

Axelrod was a four-year starter in goal for Whitman, and was named the Northwest Conference Defensive Player of the Year in 2008, after leading the team to an 11-2-3 record with 10 shutouts. He was also the recipient of the Borleske Trophy, presented annually to the top male athlete at Whitman.

He has played semi-professionally with the Yakima Reds and Kitsap Pumas, both of the Premier Development League, and spent time training with Stoke City FC, Portland Timbers, and Crewe Alexandra FC.

After graduating, Axelrod was an assistant coach for both the men’s and women’s varsity soccer teams at his alma mater. He also served as the Executive Director of the Helena Youth Soccer Association in Helena, Montana. He also served as the interim Director of Soccer Operations for Asphalt Green in Manhattan and currently serves as the Sports Program Manager for the organization.

Axelrod holds a USSF National “C” coaching license.