Carl Contrascier joined the CSU men’s soccer as an assistant coach prior to the 2019 season. He will primarily work with the Viking goalkeepers.
Contrascier is in the midst of his fifth season as an assistant coach for the CSU women’s program. He helped the Viking women to their best-ever season in 2018, as the squad reached the Horizon League Tournament championship match for the first time while netting a school-record 11 wins.
Contrascier joined the Vikings after spending two seasons as an assistant at John Carroll.
Contrascier spent the 2013 season as a volunteer assistant and was an assistant coach with the JCU women’s team in 2014, as well as the men’s goalkeeper coach. In his two seasons with the JCU women’s squad, Contrascier helped the Blue Streaks to 21 wins, including a co-regular season title in 2013 and a spot in the OAC Tournament championship.
In his lone season with the JCU men, Contrascier was part of a squad that posted a 17-4 record, including a perfect 9-0 mark in the conference before falling in the tournament title match.
A three-year starter as a goalkeeper at JCU, Contrascier played in the second most games (48) as a goalkeeper in program history. His 27 wins rank third all-time and his 193 saves are fourth all-time in JCU history. He posted a 1.24 goals against average for his career, ranking ninth in school history.
As a senior in 2012, Contrascier was a second team All-OAC selection and an Academic All-Ohio pick. He was a second team all-league honoree in 2011 and made 85 saves, the third most in a season in school history.
A native of Hinckley, Ohio, Contrascier graduated from John Carroll in 2013 with a degree in history.