Dubois, who came to Saint Joseph’s after serving as an assistant for the University of Massachusetts-Boston during the 2013-14 academic year, was tabbed as the Monks' head coach in August of 2014.
Under the watch of Coach Dubois in 2015, Saint Joseph's registered one of the best turnaround seasons in program history. In 2014, the Monks went 5-15-0 overall, including a 3-6-0 mark in GNAC play. In 2015, with the help of an impressive recruiting class – both in number and ability, St. Joe's went 11-7-1 (6-3-0 GNAC) en route to securing the #3 seed in the conference tournament and hosted sixth-seeded Albertus Magnus College in a GNAC quarterfinal on November 1st.
Facing the Falcons, the Monks scored early and held a 1-0 edge until the 70th minute, when Albertus knotted the match and the contest went into overtime, with the visitors netting the winning goal in the 96th minute.
The 2015 men's soccer side set new team records for goals (48), assists (35), points (131) and suffered just two shutouts all season, the fewest goose-egg efforts against in program history (the 1997 team was also shut out twice). The Monks also tied the program’s single-season win streak record, seven games, last fall.
After the season concluded, senior Ralph Houanche (Port-au-Prince, Haiti) and juniors Johnny Thomas (Boston, Mass.) and Sean Baker (Medfield, Mass.) earned Second Team All-GNAC honors and sophomore Austin Bell (Gorham, Maine) was listed on the Third Team for the second-consecutive season.
In his first year at the helm for the Monks, Coach Dubois led the Royal Blue to a 5-15 overall record and a 3-6 mark in Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) play.
Featuring an undersized roster that was further depleted by injuries as the season wore on, Dubois managed to keep the program’s postseason play streak alive, as St. Joe’s advanced to the GNAC Tournament for the eighth consecutive season after clinching a 2-0 victory over tourney-bound Emmanuel College on the last day of the regular season.
In the first round of the GNAC Tournament, Saint Joseph's traveled to face top-seeded Johnson & Wales University and suffered a hard fought 2-0 loss at the hands of the eventual GNAC Champion Wildcats. Outplayed on the score sheet, St. Joe’s held JWU scoreless until the 62nd minute but was unable to counter in the 2-0 setback.
Saint Joseph’s certainly earned the respect of opposing GNAC coaches as three players – Garrett Darnell, Jack Murray and freshman Austin Bell claimed All-Conference honors – following the season’s completion.
Prior to his stint with the Beacons, Coach Dubois worked for two years as an assistant at University of California-San Diego, a program which competes in one of the top NCAA DII conferences in the country. He has also worked with the New England Football Club in Boston and The Catalyst Training Center in San Diego and, in 2012, earned an internship opportunity with the Newcastle United Football Club.
Dubois certainly brings a wealth of high-level playing experience to the position. A native of Acworth, New Hampshire, he played collegiately as a four-year starting midfielder at University of New Hampshire after earning collecting New Hampshire High School All-America and Gatorade Player of the Year accolades following his senior season at Fall Mountain Regional High School. Dubois went on to play professionally for several clubs, including a three-year stint with the San Diego Flash of the National Premier Soccer league and, most recently, the Los Angeles Blues of the United Soccer League. Along the way, he earned ‘Invite Only Trials’ with a pair of Major League Soccer clubs: the New England Revolution (2009) and San Jose Earthquakes (2012).
While playing for the Wildcats under the guidance of long-time Head Coach Rob Thompson, Dubois collected the team’s Glenn Aborn Award – given annually to the program’s most improved player – in 2006, played on a 2008 side that cracked the NCAA DI top 30 rankings, and garnered America East All-Tournament Team honors in 2009. Over four seasons, Dubois tallied two goals and five assists in 56 career matches.
Dubois earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology at UNH in 2009 and his currently working towards obtaining a USSF National ‘D’ Coaching License.