In his first seven years at the helm, Tumelty has compiled a record of 120-32-10, a .772 winning percentage. He guided his team to the NCAA Tournament in each of his first six seasons putting himself in some select company as he joined former baseball coach Norm Schoenig as the only coaches in Montclair State history to accomplish that feat.
In addition, the Red Hawks have captured the NJAC Championship twice, the league’s regular-season title three and has been to three NCAA Sectional Finals, including the Division III Final Four in 2011. Montclair State has also been a fixture in both the National Soccer Coaches Association of America and D3Soccer.com polls since Tumelty took over the program.
In 2016, Tumelty earned his second conference championship in one of the most improbable runs. Seeded fifth, the Red Hawks went on the road in all three rounds to claim its second title in three years. Montclair upended Rutgers-Camden in the opening round before shocking top-seeded Rutgers-Newark in the semifinals, 2-0. Montclair completed its Cinderella run with a 3-0 victory at second-seeded Rowan for its 12th overall NJAC championship and a bid to the NCAA Tournament.
In 2015, Tumelty registered his third 19-win season in five years as the Red Hawks posted a 19-3-1 mark while capturing the NJAC regular-season title for the third time under his watch. Montclair also extended its streak of consecutive NCAA Tournament berths to 10 reaching the second round.
Four years ago, Tumelty guided his team to a 17-5 record. The Red Hawks claimed the regular-season title for the second time in three years and added the league’s tournament title dethroning three-time defending champion Rutgers-Camden in the championship contest at Sprague Field, sending MSU to the NCAA Tournament for the ninth straight season. The Red Hawks claimed two of the NJACs top awards and Tumelty was rewarded for his efforts as he was named the NJAC Coach of the Year.
In 2013, Tumelty made it 3-for-3 in trips to the NCAA Sectional Final as Montclair went 17-4-3 reaching the national quarterfinals while also finishing second in the NJAC. Facing one of the nation’s toughest schedules that included both NCAA championship game participants, the Red Hawks were ranked in the Top 10 in both national polls and added an All-American to its list of accomplished players as Terci, the NJAC Midfielder of the Year, was chosen to the Second Team by both the NSCAA and D3Soccer.com.
Seven years ago, Tumelty accomplished something that only one other coach in the entire history of Montclair State team sports had done – taken his team to the finals of the national tournament in his first season. Named the 13th head coach in history in April 2011, Tumelty fashioned the most successful season in men’s soccer history as his Red Hawks reached the NCAA Division III Men’s Soccer Championship in San Antonio, TX, a first Montclair State. He joined baseball coach Kevin Cooney (1984) as the only mentors to do that in their first season as the men’s soccer squad became just the fourth program in MSU history to reach the national finals.
The Red Hawks would fall to eventual national champion Ohio Wesleyan however that would not diminish an outstanding year as Montclair finished 19-4-3, the 19 victories the second-highest single-season total. MSU also captured its first NCAA Sectional championship which included a 1-0 win against in-state rival Stevens in the final at Amherst College and the Red Hawks made their fifth NJAC Tournament Championship Game appearance in the last six seasons.
In 2012, Montclair came within one victory of a return trip to the Final Four falling to Ohio Northern in the Sectional Finals a day after upsetting No. 3 Trinity University on its home field in Texas. The loss to ONU ended another 19-win season as the Red Hawks were 19-3-1 and also captured the NJAC regular-season title for the fourth time in the last seven seasons. For the first time in school history, Montclair had two players named First-Team All-America as Dan Mendoza and Mark Lubetkin were both honored by the NSCAA.
Tumelty is no stranger to the Montclair State men’s soccer program returning to the MSU campus 2012, a decade after arriving as part of the most successful recruiting classes in program history.
He transitioned to the sidelines in 2007 as an assistant coach with the men’s team working with the defensive unit. Over the next three seasons MSU continued its run of dominance in the NJAC winning the league title each season while advancing to the Elite 8 of the NCAA Tournament in 2007 and Sweet 16 the following year. In 2008, Montclair won a school-record 21 games and boasted the nation’s second-ranked defensive unit allowing just eight goals in 22 matches and posting 14 shutouts.
After three seasons working with the men’s program, Tumelty moved to the women’s team in 2010 where he again worked with the defenders in addition to his recruiting and scouting duties.
Tumelty has been part of the Montclair State soccer program since 2003 when he joined the Red Hawks as part of the finest recruiting class in school history that re-established MSU as not only one of the top programs in the New Jersey Athletic Conference but in all of Division III.
A three-year starter as well as a team captain, Tumelty anchored one of the nation’s top defensive units in 2006 as Montclair State captured the first of four consecutive NJAC Championships while earning its first NCAA Division III Tournament berth in eight years. Montclair advanced to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament, finished 20-1-1 in 2006, the best record in program history at the time which also included a perfect 9-0 mark in the highly-competitive NJAC. Named First-Team All-NJAC that season, Tumelty also landed a spot on the National Soccer Coaches Association (NSCA) All-Region Team.
Tumelty appeared in 70 games in a Red Hawk uniform scoring seven goals and assisting on nine others, including two goals and four assists in his senior season of 2006.
Tumelty earned his degree in Physical Education from Montclair State in August of 2007.
Maxx Wurzburger begins his fourth season as an assistant on Todd Tumelty's coaching staff. Wurzburger closed out his career in 2014 helping Montclair State to the New Jersey Athletic Conference Championship as he was named to the All-NJAC First Team. Appearing in 21 games, Wurzburger scored six goals and had five assists, including one in the conference championship game against Rutgers-Camden. A two-time All-Conference selection, Wurzburger, a member of Montclair State’s NCAA Final Four Team in 2011, appeared in 85 games during his four-year career tallying 14 goals along with 21 assists. As a coach at Montclair State, Wurzburger has helped the Redhawk’s achieve a 53-11-6 record, with two NJAC conference titles, 3 NCAA Appearances, and an Elite 8 appearance. In 2017, Wurzburger accepted a Head Coaching job at the College of Mount Saint Vincent. He led the team to a 10-7-1 record while later in the season advancing to the conference tournament semifinal for the first time in school history.