Kevin Stoll, a St. Louis native and a former player of Kevin Kalish, was hired as an assistant coach of the Saint Louis University men's soccer team in July 2018.
Stoll has been instrumental in the Billikens’ success on the recruiting trail and on the pitch. SLU’s 2019 recruiting class, which included many local standouts, was ranked in the top 10 by TopDrawerSoccer.com. Saint Louis has posted winning records in all three years that Stoll has served as an assistant coach.
“I would like to welcome Kevin, Emily, Lily and Landon to SLU," Kalish said at the time of Stoll's hire. “We are extremely excited to have Kevin join our staff. He will be the perfect mentor for our players on and off the field. Kevin has a tremendous tactical mind and his passion for individual development is as good as I have seen in the coaching profession. He has a special way of connecting and igniting players to help them reach their full potential.
“One of our objectives as a program is to make sure the best players in St. Louis are wearing a Billiken jersey,” said Kalish. “We believe Kevin’s experience in St. Louis soccer, and as a lifelong St. Louisan, will assist in that process. He will help us achieve our mission of graduating our student-athletes, winning championships and being actively involved in the St. Louis community.”
Stoll recently served as the Director of Scouting and Recruitment at Saint Louis FC and the club’s U19 Academy Head Coach. His role included identifying and recruiting top talent from around the country to join the Saint Louis FC Academy program, while also coaching the club’s top academy team.
“I would personally like to thank Chris May, Janet Oberle and Kevin Kalish for giving me this incredible opportunity to be a part of Saint Louis University’s storied men’s soccer program,” Stoll said at the time of his hire. “My family and I are grateful and thrilled to join the Billiken family.
“I also want to thank Pat Barry, Jeremy Alumbaugh, Dale Schilly and Blake Decker for my years with St. Louis Scott Gallagher and Saint Louis FC,” Stoll said. “The club is a first-class organization with a tremendous culture and people. I am so thankful and appreciative for my time there as a player and a coach.”
Stoll, a standout player at SIUE, played for Kalish in his senior season where he served as team captain. He graduated in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science in Mass Communication.
In prior years, Stoll was the head coach of Saint Louis FC’s U23 team, which competed in the Premier Developmental League (PDL) each summer and also had a brief stint as an assistant coach for the Saint Louis FC first team in the 2016-17 season.
“I am excited to join this incredible staff that Coach Kalish has put together,” remarked Stoll of his appointment. “I can’t wait to get started, to get to know the players and begin developing relationships with the entire SLU community.”