The Tufts men’s soccer head coach opening wasn’t the first or the only posting that Josh Shapiro targeted in his quest to move into the head coaching ranks. But when 2010 rolled around, the then-Georgetown assistant felt it was the perfect fit — from the Division 3 environment to the location just outside Boston to the balance of academics and athletics.
"I really sensed that Tufts was a sleeping monster in college soccer," Shapiro said.
His intuition was correct, as Shapiro has since guided the Jumbos to two national championships (2014 and 2016) and cemented the program as a perennial NESCAC powerhouse. Those achievements arrived after Tufts was stuck in .500 play for the better part of the 2000s.