Up Close with Paul McCallion

Lincoln University named Paul McCallion as the new Head Coach for Men’s Soccer starting in the Spring of 2023. Born and raised in Glasgow Scotland, McCallion brings a wealth of experience to HNU. He has enjoyed success at every level and is very well known and respected in Bay Area soccer circles. At the collegiate level, McCallion most recently coached at Notre Dame de Namur University (2006-2019) as the Associate Head Coach for both the men’s and women’s programs. He was made the Women’s Head Coach in 2016 and in his first season had three First-Team All-PacWest performers that were also named to the All-West Region team. McCallion coached back-to-back PacWest Freshman of the Year players. Susan Whitney, who led the conference in total points with goals and assists. The following year, Ellie Mujushi was also named PacWest Freshman of the Year.

McCallion has enjoyed success at the High School level as well, winning 11 Championships at Castro Valley High School in 15 years while being named Coach of the Year on three separate occasions. At Castro Valley, McCallion was the first coach outside the EBAL to win an NCS Championship, going undefeated in 2010 while being ranked 3rd in the Nation by ESPN. He has won three State Championships at the youth level with the California Northstars and a Regional Championship while taking his team to the National Championships in Kansas in 2010.

McCallion has coached at the Olympic Development level and is the Director of Coaching and Technical Director for the Southern Alameda County Youth Soccer League. He is a regularly featured coach at Stanford University College ID Soccer Camps. Most recently, McCallion has won the CCS Championship and three WBAL Championships at Notre Dame High School.

McCallion states, “I would like to thank Desmond Gumbs and the Lincoln coaches for welcoming me on-board. I look forward to the challenge that lies ahead. I also can’t wait to start recruiting and getting out on the field with the team.”

Awards and Acknowledgements

  • Won three PacWest Championships at Notre Dame de Namur University
  • Has coached over 110 Academic All PacWest selections, 63 All PacWest selections, 34 NSCAA/D2CCA selections and eight NSCAA/D2CCA All-American selections at Notre Dame de Namur University
  • Arizona High School soccer tournament champions 2016-2017, Notre Dame Belmont High School
  • WBAL champions 2017-2018, 2019-2020, 2021-2022, Notre Dame Belmont High School
  • CCS Champions 2019, Notre Dame Belmont High School