Jonathan Garbar is the fourth head coach of the women's soccer program at Franklin Pierce (hiring release), and will enter his debut season with the Ravens in 2017. He comes to Franklin Pierce with an extensive résumé of success over five seasons at the junior college level at Monroe College in New York.
Rindge will be the first NCAA coaching stop for Garbar, who most recently spent five seasons as the head women's soccer coach at Monroe College. He took over in the program's first year after elevating to the Division I level of the National Junior College Athletic Association, and promptly rattled off a 72-7-4 record (.892 winning percentage). Garbar's tenure at Monroe was highlighted by a national title in 2014, as well as a national semifinal appearance in 2015, and back-to-back-to-back district and regional titles in 2013, 2014 and 2015. The 2014 national championship earned him National Coach of the Year honors from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.
Over his time at Monroe, Garbar coached seven NSCAA All-America selections, including four players who were selected to the First Team, highlighted by the 2014 National Player of the Year. He saw 31 of his former student-athletes advance from the junior college level to earn athletic scholarships at the NCAA level over his five years at Monroe. Further, Garbar was able to oversee the academic success of his program, which has posted a 3.4 grade-point average over the previous five years. Over his stint, he was able to procure student-athletes from countries spanning the globe, including Brazil, Paraguay, Spain, England, Japan, Sweden and Croatia.
Garbar wore numerous hats, in addition to his coaching duties, during his time at Monroe. He served as the institution's Director for South American Recruitment from 2013-2015 and, prior to that, worked from 2010-2012 creating a program specifically targeted towards bringing international students to the College.
He was also the Director of Soccer and Player Development at the Asphalt Green Soccer Club. The Asphalt Green Soccer Club is a competitive, tryout-based youth soccer team for boys and girls in New York City. Their competitive soccer program is structured to help players excel and aspire to the highest level of competition and transition into collegiate soccer programs. Garbar continues to work closely with the player and coaching development of the club.
From Maplewood, N.J., Garbar graduated from the University of Delaware in 2002 with a bachelor's degree in liberal arts, before earning his master's in teaching from fellow Northeast-10 Conference member Pace University in 2007. An established coach at the academy level as well, he is the creator and director of New Era Soccer Academy, among various other ventures into the world of player development.