University of Louisville head coach Ken Lolla was named the 2010 NSCAA/Mondo Coach of the Year. In his fifth season at Louisville, he guided the Cardinals to their first NCAA Tournament title game appearance.
Lolla guided the Cardinals to a school record 20-1-3 record this season and their first College Cup appearance. Louisville earned its highest ranking at No. 1 in the majority of the polls. The Cardinals entered their fourth consecutive postseason as the top seed in the NCAA Tournament, marking another first for the Cardinals. He led Louisville to a remarkable NCAA Tournament run that saw the Cardinals draw record crowds of more than 5,000 for every game at Cardinal Park. The Cardinals advanced to their first national championship appearance before losing a heartbreaker to Akron (1-0). Louisville won their second straight BIG EAST Red Division title and captured their first BIG EAST Tournament title.
Lolla was also named Soccer America Coach of the Year and NSCAA Great Lakes Coach of the Year. Lolla and his staff earned Co-BIG EAST Coaching Staff of the Year honors.
Prior to Lolla's arrival, Louisville men's soccer had only managed seven winning seasons in 27 seasons as a varsity program.
On the women's side, University of Notre Dame head coach Randy Waldrum was named the Coach of the Year to mark the first time BIG EAST schools have won both the men's and women's award in the same season.
Lolla was recognized at the annual NSCAA Awards Banquet held at the Hilton Baltimore in conjunction with the 2011 NSCAA Convention.