|Title:||Head Coach/Intercollegiate Athletic Recruiter|
Ptah Myers enters his third season as the leader of the Philadelphia University men’s soccer program in 2012.
In his first two seasons as the head coach as the Rams’ coach, the team has compiled a record of 17-16-3. Under his direction, three players have been named to the All-Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) team—including two-time first-team selection Ryan Purnell—and six players made the CACC Fall All-Academic Team. In 2010, the Rams went 12-5-3 and reached the semifinal round of the CACC Championship Tournament.
The 12th head coach in the men’s soccer program’s history, Myers came to Philadelphia University on Feb. 16, 2010 after serving as a volunteer assistant coach at Villanova University for one season.
Myers brings 11 years of professional playing experience to the Rams, capped by two stints on the U.S. Futsal National Team. In 2008 the U.S. qualified for the FIFA Futsal World Cup in Brazil. The team finished third in Group A during the 2012 CONCACAF Futsal Championship.A nine-year veteran in the Major Indoor Soccer League (MISL), Myers has recorded 78 career goals and 37 career assists with three different teams. He spent seven years as a midfielder with the Philadelphia KiXX, including the team’s championship season in 2007. After spending the 2010-11 season with the Chicago Riot, Myers played this past season as a defender for the Baltimore Blast.
Before playing in the MISL, Myers was with the Albany Blackwatch Highlanders of the Premier Development League in 2004 and the Virginia Beach Mariners of the United Soccer Leagues First Division in 2005.
In college Myers was a two-time All-Atlantic 10 selection at the University of Massachusetts. As a junior Myers was tabbed all-A-10 second team after recording eight goals and a career-high seven assists. One year later he was named first-team all-conference and All-New England with a nine-goal, three-assist season. In 2001, Myers tallied nine goals and three assists to help the Minutemen win the conference title and reach the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Myers—a 2005 graduate with a degree in psychology—is seventh in UMass history with 70 career points, and ninth with 27 career goals and 16 career assists.
Myers—who owns a United States Soccer Federation “B” license—has served as the director of the KiXX Summer Camp since 2006. He also coaches in Lower Merion Soccer Club and is the Academy Director for the Philly Futsal Academy.