Coach Aldo Zid enters his 24th year of coaching at the collegiate level and his 18th season at Siena Heights University. He is a 1989 graduate of Saint Anselm College (Manchester, NH) with a degree in Political Science and four seasons of varsity soccer. He was a midfielder and forward for the Saint Anselm College Hawks.
Zid began his collegiate coaching career in 1989 immediately after graduation as the Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach at Saint Anselm. In 1991, he was appointed the Head Women’s Soccer Coach and Assistant Men’s Ice Hockey Coach at his alma mater. Coach Zid came to Siena Heights University in 1995 as coach of the men’s and women’s soccer teams. He coached the Women’s team from 1995-2000 and has coached the Men’s team since 1995. He is also the Dawson Fitness Center Director.
Coach Zid brings a wealth of experience coaching collegiate men and women. From 1991-1994, he led the Saint Anselm College Women’s Soccer team to regional and national rankings while winning two Northeast-10 Conference titles. In 1991, he was awarded the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) New England Region Coach of the Year and was one of five finalists for the NSCAA National Coach of the Year. As the Women’s Soccer Coach at Siena Heights University, his teams earned four Wolverine-Hoosier Conference (WHAC) Championships and regional berths each of those seasons. In 1997, he was awarded the WHAC Coach of the Year. In his first twelve seasons as the Men’s Coach, his teams didn’t finish below third place in the WHAC, while ending up in second five times. Coach Zid’s overall combined men’s and women’s career record is 283-191-42.
Coach Andy Klenner joins the Saints for his third season on the bench this fall. Klenner, however, is no stranger to the program, as he was a goalkeeper for the Saints and grduated with his degree in secondary education in May 2010. Throughout his career, Klenner earned numerous accolades both on and off the field.
On the field, Klenner was named a WHAC Player of the Week in 2009 and was an Honorable Mention All-WHAC player as well. He was also named to the Champions of Character Team for the WHAC.
Off the field, Klenner had even more success. Two times, in both 2008 and 2009, Klenner was honored as an NAIA Scholar Athlete as well as an Acadecmic All-WHAC award receipient. Klenner was also selected for the Thomas Emmet Sr. Award, which is given annually to the top male and female junior student-athlete at Siena Heights.
For his work on the field, Klenner’s name can be found in the SHU record books in several season and career marks. For a single season, Klenner is 4th, 8th, and tied for 9th in wins, 6th and 8th in goals against average, and 2nd, 4th, and tied for 10th in goals against.
Klenner’s career marks rank him 2nd in wins, 6th in shutouts, 4th in minutes played, 4th in saves, and 7th in goals against average.