Maurice Loregnard is in his 18th season as the top assistant coach for the University of Tampa men’s soccer program after serving as the graduate assistant coach on the 2001 national championship team.
Loregnard was promoted to associate head coach in 2012 after spending his first 10 seasons as the lead assistant coach. He works in conjunction with the head coach in conducting practice and gameday tactics, scheduling, travel arrangements and summer camps.
In 2012, Maurice Loregnard, otherwise known as "coach Mo", took on a new venture to help promote the talent in the Tampa Bay area. Specifically the top present and past college players, who have been lucky enough to represent one of the many universities in the Bay area. His main task after being announced as their First ever head coach in franchise History of The Tampa Marauders F.C., was to grow and establish the newest NPSL soccer team.
After two years, Loregnard has taken the franchise and found them a place on the Soccer map, which is engraved in the Tampa Bay Soccer community. He coached them triumphantly, for two consecutive Gulf Coast Cups in 2013 & 2014, and in addition a second place finish in 2014 to Miami FC in the Sunshine State Tournament, losing only in double overtime.
In 2008, the Spartans were 18-4-1 as UT advanced to the NCAA national semifinals where they lost in overtime to eventual national champion Cal State-Dominguez Hills. He coached four All-Americans as goalkeeper Ryan Thompson was named the SSC Defensive Player of the Year.
In 2007, he helped guide the Spartans to the program’s first SSC tournament championship while advancing to the NCAA South Region finals. With 13 victories, the squad also captured the most victories in six seasons.
He also serves as the Boy’s Director of Coaching for the soccer club, Tampa Bay United. In that position, he oversees and directs the operation of the competitive boys teams at the club while preparing the kids and their coaches for their season of competitive soccer. This is a newly merged club of RSL Florida and Hillsborough United. He has been in this position since June of 2011, but was also the Boys Director at Real Salt Lake Florida from 2009 to 2011.
In 2003, he served as the Interim Head Coach at UT for the team’s final four games. He was previously a graduate assistant with the 2001 NCAA II national champions and has been a member of the coaching staff since graduation and a short summer Pro stint with Reading Rage and Hampton Roads.
He also carries a wealth of soccer administrative experience, serving as an adjunct professor at the University of Tampa since 2009. He has also served in gameday operations for the Tampa Bay Mutiny in 2001, and as a facilities intern with UT from 2000-01. He started off as an administrative assistant with the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association from 1995-96.
A native of St. James, Trinidad, Loregnard earned his degree from UT in 2001 after two years at Young Harris College (Ga.). He started all 34 games in his two-year career at Tampa from 1999-2000 and was also the team captain. In 2000, he was named the team’s best defensive player. Loregnard was a two-time all-region selection at Young Harris.
Loregnard was a nine-year member of Trinidad and Tobago national football teams that competed at various CONCACAF tournaments in the Caribbean, Central and South America. He played from the U-14 to U-23 level representing his home country. Following his graduation from Tampa, he also spent one season playing professional soccer with the Reading Rage.
Loregnard carries a USSF “A” Coaching License.