Mike Dibbini - Director of Soccer Programs / Head Coach - 8th Season
Mike Dibbini has been coaching at Kansas Wesleyan since the 2005 season. He has compiled a combined 208-60-23 men's and women's overall record in six seasons.
In seven years, the men's team has compiled an overall record of 102-32-9 and has finished at or near the top of the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference each season. The Coyotes won regular season KCAC championships in 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2011; conference tournament championships in 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010 and 2011; and has made back-to-back-to-back appearances in the NAIA National Championships in 2009, 2010 and 2011.
The men qualified for the NAIA Region IV Tournament twice, and were consistently ranked in the top five in the region. In 2006, the men cracked the NAIA Top 25 for the first time in program history. Dibbini has been named the KCAC Men's Soccer Coach of the Year five times, in 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2011.
Prior to coaching at KWU, Dibbini was the Boys' and Girls' Soccer Coach at Salina Central High School from 1999-2006. In 2006, he was named the AVCTL Division I Coach of the Year. In 1999, he received the Kansas State Youth Soccer Boys Coach of the Year award.
He holds an NSCAA Premier Coaching Diploma and USSF National Coaching License. He is also the Director of Coaching and Player Development for the Salina Soccer Club, and is currently on staff as the Head Boys' Coach for the Kansas Olympic Development Program (ODP).
Dibbini graduated in 1999 from Kansas Wesleyan University with a degree in Elementary Education, and continued on to earn a Master of Business Administration in 2002.
As a player at KWU and in junior college at Bethany Lutheran (Minn.) College, Dibbini was a four-time (twice at KWU and twice at BLC) All-Conference, All-Region, and All-American. In 1997, Dibbini was ranked number two in the NAIA for goals scored and offensive points. He was also named to the NAIA Academic All-Region team in 1997 and the National Small College Player of the Year 1997.
Originally from Palmdale, Calif., Dibbini was a First Team All-CIF selection twice, CIF Player of the Year, and Golden League Player of the Year twice at Palmdale High School.
Coach Dibbini and his wife, Trina, also a 2002 graduate of Kansas Wesleyan University, currently reside in Salina, with their children Jada and Kadin.