Coaches

Coaches

 Michael (Mike) Wentzler - Boys' Varsity Head Coach

mwentzler@spx.org

Coach Wentzler is entering his 3rd season with the Golden Lions at St. Pius X Catholic High School as the Head Boys' Varsity Coach. He comes from North Gwinnett High School in Suwanee, GA where he served as the Boys' Varsity Head Coach for 6 years. While at North he racked up a record 57-50-4. Making playoff births in 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2015. In 2013 he was named the Region 7 AAAAAA Coach of the Year.

In addition to coaching at St. Pius X, Coach Wentzler serves as the goalkeeper coach for the Emory University Women's Soccer Program. While with Emory the team has made 5 appearance to the NCAA National Tournament with a trip to the National Final in 2012.

As a player, Wentzler was a two-time NAIA all-American for Berry College in Rome, GA during his collegiate playing days. He also earned all-conference and all-region honors in 2006 and 2007, and was named the Southern States Athletic Conference Player of the Year in 2007. Wentzler graduated from Berry in 2008 with a Bachelor of Sciences, majoring in Biology with minors in Chemistry and Women’s Studies.

Preceding his career at Berry, Coach Wentzler attended Duluth High School where he played for the varsity team for all 4 years. All 4 years at Duluth his team made playoff appearances with a trip State Semi-Finals in 2002 and the State Finals in 2003.

Wentzler holds a USSF National ‘D’ Coaching License as well as a NSCAA Goalkeeping Level 3 License certification.

 

  Reed Norton - Boys' Varsity Assistant Coach

Coach Reed Norton joins the St. Pius X Golden Lions soccer coaching staff for the 2019. Norton serves as the assistant coach/recruiting coordinator for Oglethorpe University Men's Soccer Program in addition to helping at St. Pius X. Norton comes from Georgia Southern University, where he served as an assistant coach after playing there for the first three years of his college career. 

In his first year back in Statesboro as an assistant, Georgia Southern claimed a share of the Sun Belt regular season championship, marking the first men's soccer conference title for the Eagles. At the conclusion of that season, four members of the Eagles squad were named to the All-Sun Belt team. 

This past season, Georgia Southern put up a record of 9-8-1 while the team once more put four players on the All-Sun Belt team.

Norton graduated from North Carolina State University, where he transferred after two seasons at Georgia Southern. While at N.C. State, he played in a total of 33 matches and scored three goals, including a pair of game-winners, one of which came against then-No. 5 Louisville. With Georgia Southern over the first two years of his college career, he earned All-Southern Conference First Team honors his sophomore year while leading the team to the conference semifinals, and earned a spot on the SoCon All-Freshman Team his first year.

Norton was a member of the Seattle Sounders' United Soccer League team after his collegiate playing career was finished, and was a highly-decorated high school player and a member of the United States Under-17 National Team Residency Program. He played for Concorde Fire in the Atlanta area, and was a member of the 2011-12 U.S. Soccer Development Academy South Conference Starting XI.