(Editor's note: MSUB Athletics release)
BILLINGS – After one season as interim head men’s soccer coach at Montana State University Billings, Thomas Chameraud was named the permanent head coach of the program in an announcement made by the athletic department.
Chameraud was appointed interim head coach in May, 2019 after the departure of former head coach Alex Balog for Villanova University. Chameraud recently completed his sixth year with the MSUB men’s soccer team and spent three as associate head coach under Balog, who led the program for six years from 2013-2018.
Under Chameraud’s guidance this season, the Yellowjackets improved to a record of 8-9-2 overall, 5-6-1 in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference. Highlights of the season include an overtime tie against No. 2 Cal Poly Pomona, a 4-0 win over South Dakota School of Mines, and a 5-1 victory over Saint Martin’s University.
Chameraud assisted Balog en route to GNAC co-Coach of the Year honors in 2017, after the Yellowjackets tied for third place in the GNAC standings with a league record of 6-6.
MSUB had its best season since 2012 in the fall of 2016, going 9-6-3 overall and 5-4-3 within the Great Northwest Athletic Conference to finish in fourth place. The Yellowjackets ranked second in goals scored with 40, and third in shutouts with six.
Chameraud helped coach the ‘Jackets to their first winning season since 2012, as the team finished 2015 with an overall record of 8-6-4 and a mark of 6-5-3 in league play.
Chameraud, who is an MSUB graduate and men’s soccer alumnus, earned his master’s degree in public relations during the 2015-16 academic year. As a player, he currently holds school records for assists in one game (four), assists in one season (11), and assists per game (0.5, 18 assists in 36 games).
Chameraud earned a bachelor’s degree in liberal studies from MSUB, after completing a bachelor’s in sports commerce in France.
The Yellowjacket men’s soccer team is in the midst of its off-season and will resume play in August, 2020.