Head coach Bobby Kramig, in his 28th year at Miami, has compiled seven times as many wins as any other Miami soccer coach. Winner of numerous Mid-America Conference championships, Kramig was named MAC Coach of the Year in 1986, 1990, 1993 and 1994. He has produced eight Mid-American Conference MVPs and five Academic All-Americans.
As Director of Soccer Operations at Miami, Kramig has served as both the Head Women’s and Head Men’s Soccer Coach. He has also overseen the development and operation of the Miami University Youth Soccer Association (M-League) and the Miami University Spring Soccer Classic. Kramig has served as the Director of Miami Soccer Camps since 1983.
Kamig holds an Advanced National Coaching Diploma from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America, as well as a USSF “A” License. He is a former President of the Ohio Collegiate Soccer Association and member of the Mid-America Conference Soccer Executive Committee.
Kramig is assisted at the camp by his two assistant coaches and various collegiate coaches and players.
Matt Ward, who joined the staff in the spring of 2011, primarily serves as Miami’s goalkeepers coach. He brings four years of coaching experience and four years of playing goalkeeper collegiately to the Miami program.
Last year, Ward was an assistant men’s soccer coach at Earlham College in Richmond, Ind. while also working with the women’s team’s goalkeepers. For the men, he served as the recruiting coordinator, planned practices and developed the team’s off-season conditioning program.
Prior to Earlham, Ward served two years as a graduate assistant coach at Frostburg State University in Frostburg, Md. while earning his master’s degree. While at FSU, he coached both the men’s and women’s teams and assisted with recruiting, monitored athletes’ academics and developed the off-season program for the men’s team.
Ward got his start in coaching as an assistant high school coach at Lakeland High (Fla.) in the fall of 2007 and has worked several soccer camps over the summers as a goalkeeper instructor, including camps at Wake Forest, Virginia Tech and Penn State.
A native of Naples, Fla., Ward played four seasons at Division II Florida Southern College as a goalkeeper from 2003-06. While at FSC, he played under Seyfarth, who was an assistant coach at Miami under Kramig for seven years prior to taking over at Florida Southern.
Ward earned his Master of Education degree in interdisciplinary studies from Frostburg State in 2010 and a bachelor’s degree in both marketing and sports management from Florida Southern in 2007. He received his National Goalkeeping Diploma from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America in March of 2009 and a National Diploma from the NSCAA in January of 2010.
Joining the Miami University women’s soccer program in April 2009, Miami alumnus Nate Lie (pronounced LEE) enters his second season as an assistant coach with the RedHawks, serving as the recruiting coordinator among other duties. In his first year on the sidelines, he helped lead Miami to the MAC Tournament championship game.
“We are thrilled to have Nate Lie rejoining the Miami soccer family,” head coach Bobby Kramig said upon Lie’s hire. “When Nate played for the RedHawks he was always our coach on the field, and I am confident that he will do an excellent job.”
While at Miami from 1996-2000, Lie was a two-time Academic All-MAC selection for the Miami men’s soccer program, earning First-Team Academic All-MAC honors in 1998 in addition to Academic All-Ohio accolades that same season. In 1997, Lie earned Second-Team All-MAC honors.
Lie graduated from Miami in 2000 with degrees in economics and finance.