Pat Flinn was hired as UChicago's head men's soccer coach in March 2019.
Flinn returns to the Hyde Park campus where he spent three seasons as UChicago assistant men's soccer coach under former head coach Mike Babst. From 2014-16, the Maroons compiled a record of 41-12-7 (.742 winning percentage) and two University Athletic Association (UAA) titles. They reached the NCAA tournament all three years, advancing to the second round twice and the round of 16 once.
In that time frame, Flinn was part of the 2014 and 2016 UAA Coaching Staffs of the Year, as well as the 2016 National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Central Region Coaching Staff of the Year. The prolific 2016 squad established new school records for wins (17), winning percentage (.900), winning streak (15), shutouts (15), fewest goals allowed (8), lowest goals against average (0.39), points (156) and assists (52). Three Maroons were named All-Americans that year.
Flinn spent the 2017 and 2018 seasons on staff as Assistant Men's Soccer Coach and Recruiting Coordinator at Loyola University Chicago. The 2018 Ramblers posted a 65 RPI (highest in the Missouri Valley Conference) and reached their first MVC tournament final in program history, finishing second.
Loyola also produced its first-ever Major League Soccer draft picks in program history in 2017 and 2018. Flinn's recruits earned three MVC All-Conference honors, as well as MVC Goalkeeper of the Year, at the conclusion of the 2018 year.
In addition to his collegiate coaching, Flinn served as FC United Soccer Club Head Coach for the 1999 Boys' Team from 2014-18. The squad was twice crowned Illinois State Cup Champions (2017-18), won the 2018 U.S. Youth Soccer (USYS) Region II Championship and took fourth at the 2018 USYS National Championships.
Flinn possesses a United States Soccer Federation B License. He previously served for four years as Technical Director at Vestavia Hills Soccer Club in Birmingham, Ala. His teams won three USYS State Championships.
Flinn was also a coaching intern at Washington & Jefferson College in the 2011-12 school year.
Flinn played collegiate soccer at NCAA Division I school Duquesne University from 2004-07. He was a team captain as a senior and a member of two squads that won Atlantic 10 Conference regular season championships. He graduated from Duquesne with a bachelor's degree in business administration.
Michael Choquette joined University of Chicago as full-time assistant men’s soccer coach in April 2019.
In Choquette's 2019 debut season, the Maroons posted a 12-2-5 overall record and a 7-0 mark in the University Athletic Association (UAA). UChicago became the first team to win all its conference games with no goals allowed in UAA history. The squad advanced to the second round of the NCAA tournament as well. Goalkeeper Aaron Katsimpalis was picked as a Second Team All-American, Scott Lich was named UAA Defensive Player of the Year and defender Richard Gillespie was UAA Rookie of the Year.
Choquette starred for the Maroons as a midfielder from 2011-14. He played in 67 games, totaling 13 goals and 12 assists in his career. He was recognized three times on the All-University Athletic Association team and was named UAA Rookie of the Year in 2011. Choquette was a three-time All-Region honoree from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. In his 2014 senior season, he led the team in assists with seven as the Maroons won the UAA title and advanced to the second round of the NCAA tournament.
Choquette graduated in 2015 with a degree in East Asian Languages and Civilizations. A proficient speaker of Mandarin Chinese, he spent a year as the head men’s soccer coach at Beijing Normal University – Zhuhai.
Choquette’s coaching experience also includes one season as an assistant men’s soccer coach at Eastern Connecticut State University in 2018. From 2017-19, he was head coach and facilities assistant for the Oakwood Soccer Club in Glastonbury, Conn. Choquette worked with the Boys’ U17/U19 Academy, the Boys’ Pre-Academy (U10/11) and was director of the YTL program. Other duties included fundraising, managing relationship with vendor Nike, assistant director for full-day and overnight camps, and administrative assistant. He possesses a U.S. Soccer Coaching D License.
Michael Mauro, Assistant Men's Soccer Coach
Michael Mauro enters his first season on the UChicago men's soccer coaching staff in 2019.
In Mauro's 2019 debut season, the Maroons posted a 12-2-5 overall record and a 7-0 mark in the University Athletic Association (UAA). UChicago became the first team to win all its conference games with no goals allowed in UAA history. The squad advanced to the second round of the NCAA tournament as well. Goalkeeper Aaron Katsimpalis was picked as a Second Team All-American, Scott Lich was named UAA Defensive Player of the Year and defender Richard Gillespie was UAA Rookie of the Year.