Sean Helliwell has led the Rose-Hulman men's soccer team to three regular season conference championships, three NCAA Division III Tournament appearances and the 2013 NCAA Sweet Sixteen in his first six seasons as head men's soccer coach.
Helliwell has compiled a record of 74-35-16 in six seasons, including a mark of 48-6-6 in matches against Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference opponents. The Fightin' Engineers have won three regular season conference championships (2008, 2009, 2012) and have also captured three HCAC Tournament championships (2008, 2011, 2013).
The 2013 team enjoyed a magical run to the NCAA Division III Sweet Sixteen, highlighted by a second round victory over No. 1 ranked and undefeated Ohio Wesleyan University. Rose-Hulman advanced to the NCAA second round with a penalty kicks victory at Penn State Behrend, then upset the top ranked Battling Bishops on their home field.
With the historic victory, Rose-Hulman advanced to the NCAA Division III Sweet Sixteen for the first time in men's soccer. The win also marked just the third time that any Rose-Hulman team had advanced to the NCAA Division III Sweet Sixteen.
In addition, Helliwell has been chosen HCAC Men's Soccer Coach of the Year by his peers four times in his six seasons at the helm of the Fightin' Engineers.
Helliwell also received Rose-Hulman's "Shining Star" Award at the 2013 Commencement dinner. The award recognizes the individual judged to be the top campus-wide staff member who has been with the Rose-Hulman community for five years or less.
Helliwell leads a Rose-Hulman program that has compiled a 101-44-19 record since 2006. Prior to coming to the college, he spent the previous two seasons as assistant coach at NCAA Division I Western Kentucky University.
Prior to accepting the Western Kentucky position, Helliwell served as the head soccer coach at Greenwood High School in Bowling Green, Ky. He compiled a 155-56-17 record in a tenure that featured nine district, four regional and two sectional championships. His 2004 squad placed second in the Kentucky State Tournament.
Helliwell is actively involved in the Olympic Development Program in Region 2 and is serving as the head coach for the 96 Boys Regional team this year. He will also serve as head coach for the USA Division III Soccer Select Team that will travel to Brazil in the summer of 2014.
In his collegiate career, Helliwell played four seasons and served as team captain for three years at the University of Southern Indiana, prior to earning his bachelor's degree in 1995.
Helliwell and his wife Amy, the women's soccer coach at Rose-Hulman, reside in Terre Haute.
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