Mustang Coaching Staff
Head Coach Tom Maxon
Tom Maxon is a 13-year veteran as the Mustangs' head coach. He is also the head coach of Morningside's women's soccer team.
Maxon has a 108-137-12 record with the Morningside men since starting up the college’s varsity program. It took Maxon just two seasons to produce a winning team when the Mustangs posted a 14-6 record during the 2002 campaign. He guided the Mustangs to five consecutive NAIA Region Playoff appearances from 2003 to 2007. Maxon was named the 2004 Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) Men's Soccer Coach of the Year after he guided the Mustangs to a 9-2 league record and a share of the GPAC championship. The Mustangs finished 15-8 in 2004 and came within one victory of a NAIA National Tournament berth when they reached the championship game of the NAIA Region IV Tournament.
Maxon has an overall record of 328-300-38 in the collegiate ranks. He previously coached at St. Mary of the Plains College and at National American University.
Maxon also coached five seasons in the Premier Development League, leading the Sioux City Breeze team to the 1999 Midwest Regional Final with a 19-4 record, and the Sioux Falls SpitFire team to the 2001 National Final Four with a 20-3-1 record.
Maxon, a United States Soccer Federation 'A' licensed coach, is a 1988 graduate of the University of Southern Maine, where he was a two-time All-American midfielder and set a school record for career assists. He played professionally in Germany and the United States following his collegiate career.
He received a master's degree in sports management from the United States Sports Academy in 1990.
Assistant Coach Brandon Wylie
Mustang assistant coach Brandon Wylie was one of the top players in the program's history.
Wylie, a 2008 Morningside graduate, scored 23 goals and 16 assists for 62 points during his three-year Mustang career. He was a three-time All-GPAC performer and a two-time NAIA honorable mention All-American. He set a school-record with six game winning goals to help lead Morningside to a 15-8 record during the 2004 season. That season he scored a Morningside post-season record two goals in one game to lead the Mustangs to a 3-2 victory against Hastings in the semifinals of the 2004 NAIA Region IV Tournament.
Wylie is also the equipment manager for all of Morningside's athletic teams.
Assistant Coach Jeremy Lenz
Jeremy Lenz, a 2011 Morningside graduate, is also the head boy's soccer coach at Sioux City East High School.
Lenz scored 30 points with eight goals and 14 assists during his four-year playing career with the Mustangs.
He was a two-time Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete.
Assistant Coach Rafael Monasterio
Rafael Monastario joined the Mustangs’ coaching staff for the 2014 season.
Monastario, who is also the head soccer coach at South Sioux City High School, graduated from Morningside in 2007 with a major in Spanish teaching.
He was a forward on the Mustangs’ soccer teams during the 2005 and 2006 seasons.