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.
Virginia alumnus and three-time All-American Matt Chulis completed his 10th season on the coaching staff of the Virginia men's soccer program in 2015, including his sixth as the team's associate head coach.
Chulis was instrumental in Virginia's runs to the 2009 and 2014 NCAA Championships. During Chulis's time on the UVa coaching staff, the Cavaliers have reached 10 straight NCAA tournaments and made four NCAA College Cup appearances (2006, 2009, 2013, 2014).
Prior to joining the UVa staff, Chulis spent several years playing professionally. He played for the Long Island Rough Riders in 2005 after spending three seasons (2002-04) in the United Soccer League (USL) playing for the Pittsburgh Riverhounds and Portland Timbers (2001).
Chulis spent time in Major League Soccer (MLS) playing for the Columbus Crew (1999-00) and the Chicago Fire (2001). Off the field, he served as the Super Y League Director for the Rough Riders. Chulis was a student assistant coach at Virginia while finishing up his bachelor's degree in sociology during the 2004-05 academic year. He holds his USSF "A" coaching license and USSF national youth license.
Terry Boss recently completed his second season as an assistant coach for the Virginia men's soccer team, working primarily with the goalkeepers. Boss played eight years of professional soccer as a goalkeeper.
As part of his second year at Virginia, Boss mentored goalkeeper Jeff Caldwell, who played in all 18 matches and was selected to the All-ACC Team, becoming UVA's first keeper to earn all-conference honors since 1998.
Boss's first season at Virginia was a memorable one as the Cavaliers went 14-6-3 and rolled to the national championship. UVa goalkeeper Calle Brown was named the Most Valuable Defensive Player of the NCAA College Cup as UVa recorded clean sheets in wins over UMBC and UCLA.
A.J. Barnold is completing his first season as the operations assistant for the Virginia men's soccer program. Barnold's responsibilities include all aspects of video editing and analysis, overseeing the general welfare of the Virginia men's soccer student-athletes and assisting the coaching staff with day-to-day operations.
Prior to his move to Charlottesville, Barnold spent two seasons as an assistant coach at Lafayette. In 2014 he was elevated to first assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for the Leopards. Barnold was involved in all areas of the Lafayette program, including coaching, scheduling, recruiting and video and scouting analysis.
Barnold was an assistant coach at his alma mater, Muhlenberg College, from 2011-13 and began his coaching career by spending two years as an assistant at Arcadia University from 2009-11. Barnold also served as the head coach of FC Lehigh Valley United's 1999 Boys Gold team from 2011-14.