George Gelnovatch recently completed his 20th season as the head coach of the Virginia men's soccer program. The longest tenured head coach in program history, Gelnovatch has led the Cavaliers to a pair of national championships in 2009 and 2014 as well as five NCAA College Cup appearances and 20-consecutive berths in the NCAA tournament.
A former Cavalier soccer All-American and assistant coach, Gelnovatch has guided Virginia to four ACC tournament titles, two regular-season ACC championships and a record of 284-117-44 during his tenure as UVA head coach. Over the course of his 27 years as an assistant and head coach at Virginia, he has been a part of all seven of the Cavaliers' national championships.
Gelnovatch is the first coach in NCAA Division I men's soccer history to lead 20 straight teams to the NCAA tournament. He is one of just eight coaches in the Division I men's soccer annals to take 20 teams to the tournament and one of only four active coaches to do so.
Gelnovatch ranks as the 10th-winningest active head coach in Division I college soccer, with a .691 career winning percentage. He stands 25th in career wins among current head coaches. Among Division I coaches all-time, he ranks 36th in career winning percentage. These figures are even more striking when considering Gelnovatch's teams play one of the nation's toughest schedules on a yearly basis.