Matt Grawrock is the director of soccer, heading the men's and women’s soccer programs at Southern Virginia University. He has also served as Southern Virginia’s compliance officer since 2011 spearheading the university’s transition to NCAA Division III membership.
In his six years has head women’s soccer coach, Grawrock has become the program’s second-winningest coach, accumulating a 46-51-4 (.485) record highlighted by a 10-6-1 USCAA national championship season in 2008. In 2010, Grawrock led women’s soccer to an 11-6-1 record capped by a third-place finish at the USCAA national championship.
During his time at the helm of Southern Virginia women’s soccer, Grawrock has coached 17 USCAA all-americans and 21 academic all-americans.
Prior to becoming Southern Virginia’s head women’s soccer coach, Grawrock was the head girl’s soccer coach at Valley Catholic High School in Beaverton, Ore. from 2002-2005, amassing a 36-19-6 (.639) record including four league playoff appearances and two trips to the state playoffs.
While a student at Southern Virginia, Grawrock served as an assistant women’s soccer coach under the program's all-time winningest coach, Joe Bouchelle, from 1999-2001 as the team went 37-14-1 (.721) over that period, including an NSCAA national championship in 2001. He also played one season on Southern Virginia's 1998 men’s soccer team that placed sixth at the NSCAA national tournament.
Grawrock has a B.A. in liberal arts from Southern Virginia and a master’s degree in sport management and sport coaching from the United States Sports Academy. He is an American Sports Education Program certified coach and holds a United States Soccer Federation national "D" license and national diploma from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.
Grawrock’s wife, Duste, is head softball coach at Southern Virginia University. They live in Buena Vista, Va., with their three children.
Southern Virginia Coaching History
2007-Present—Head women's soccer coach; 46-51-4 career record; program's second all-time winningest coach; 2008 USCAA national championship; thrid place finish at 2010 USCAA national tournament
1999-2001—Assistant women's soccer coach; 2001 NSCAA national championship
Ryan Foster is strength and conditioning coach, assistant soccer coach and Rice Fitness Center manager at Southern Virginia University.
Foster earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Southern Virginia in 2013. He is certified by the National Council for Certified Personal Trainers, and is currently working on his National Strength and Conditioning Association certification.
Most recently, Foster had a standout career for the Knights men’s soccer team, helping the Knights to back-to-back winning seasons for the first time in program history since 2002-03.
Following a superb senior season as co-captain in 2012, Foster was named to the USCAA All-American First Team at the midfield position. During his junior year, Foster earned 2011 USCAA Academic All-American honors respectively.
He served a fulltime mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Mexico.
Foster and his wife, Kellsi, live in Buena Vista with their daughter.