George Gelnovatch recently completed his 24th 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 seventh-winningest active head coach in Division I college soccer, with a .696 career winning percentage. He stands 13th in career wins among current head coaches. Among Division I coaches all-time, he ranks 34th in both career winning percentage and wins. 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 is in his 15th season on the coaching staff of the Virginia men's soccer program in 2020, including his ninth as an associate head coach.
Chulis was instrumental in Virginia's runs to the 2009 and 2014 NCAA Championships. During Chulis' time on the UVA coaching staff, the Cavaliers have reached 14-straight NCAA tournaments and made five NCAA College Cup appearances (2006, 2009, 2013, 2014, 2019).
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.
Adam Perron joined the Virginia men's soccer coach in February of 2020. Perron comes to Charlottesville after serving as the top assistant and recruiting coordinator at James Madison the past two seasons.
Perron helped JMU to two of the best seasons in program history, posting an overall record of 26-12-6. The Dukes qualified for two NCAA Tournaments and in 2018 reached the NCAA Quarterfinals for the first time since 1995. JMU became a fixture in the national polls, ranking as high as No. 14 in 2019 and topping out at No. 10 in 2018. In 2018, Perron and the JMU staff were recognized as the United Soccer Coaches Regional Staff of the Year. The Dukes won a pair of CAA Tournament titles and the 2018 Regular Season championship in his tenure. JMU goalkeepers thrived under his direction, setting the program single-season shutout record in 2018 with 13 and posting a 0.57 goals against average in the same season, third-lowest in the nation. A former collegiate and professional goalkeeper, Perron will primarily work with the Virginia goalkeepers, recruiting efforts and in-game strategy.