Mads Kaiser Named Red Flash Head Men’s Soccer Coach


Mads Kaiser has been named the 10th head men’s soccer coach at the University.

Kaiser has served as an assistant coach to former head coach Frank Olszewski for the past two years. Olszewski resigned following the 2022 season after serving as the head coach of the program for five years.

Kaiser is excited about the opportunity to lead the team.

“Honored is an understatement,” said the native of Rheinberg, Germany. “Saint Francis University and its soccer program have seen some incredible coaches and players.”

Last season, the Red Flash posted a 6-6-4 final record and a 3-2-3 mark in the Northeast Conference. SFU lost to Sacred Heart, 1-0, in the opening round of the NEC Tournament in November.

The SFU players are looking forward to playing for Kaiser.

Several noted that he has an advantage many head coaches don’t have entering a new job: he already knows how the program works and has a clear vision of each player’s skillset and what he wants to do to elevate each player’s performance.

“Mads has the ability modernize the program to take us to the next level,” said senior team captain Sean Smolyn, who will serve as a volunteer assistant under Kaiser this fall.

Kaiser grew up playing competitive soccer in Germany and then played collegiately at Davis and Elkins College, earning four varsity letters under Olszewski, who was his head coach at the West Virginia school.

He was an all-conference performer at the Division II school and helped lead the Senators to the NCAA Tournament.

After graduating from Davis and Elkins in 2018, Kaiser served as an assistant coach at Regis University in Denver for three seasons before joining the staff at Saint Francis.

The 2023 season will mark the 39th year that men’s soccer has been an intercollegiate sport at the University.