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Sonny Travis was named the head coach of the Emory men's soccer program in July of 2007.
During his seven seasons at Emory, Travis has led the Eagles to a 90-32-9 record, including four trips to the NCAA Tournament and back-to-back 16-win seasons for the first time in school history in 2007 and 2008. On September 18, 2010, he won his 50th game with the Eagles, reaching the mark in just 62 games, the fastest by any coach in the program's history.
Most recently, Travis led the Eagles to an 11-5-2 record and a second-place finish in the University Athletic Association (UAA) during the 2013 campaign. It marked the Eagles’ 12th-consecutive season with a double-digit win total, and the sixth time in seven seasons under Travis that Emory has finished third or better in the UAA.
In 2012, Travis guided the Eagles to a share of the UAA Championship, marking his second conference title with the team, and the program's seven overall. Emory qualified for the NCAA Tournament and claimed a 4-1 win over Roanoke College in the first round, giving the program its first postseason win since 1988 and just the second overall in the team's history. The Eagles advanced to the second round, where they were defeated by the eventual National Champions, ending the year with a record of 11-7-2.
Travis led the Eagles to a 14-3-2 record and a berth into the NCAA Tournament in 2010, as Emory finished the year ranked 18th in Division III. In 2008, he coached the Eagles to their first UAA Championship since the 1998 season, as Emory advanced to the Round of 16 of the NCAA Tournament, finishing the campaign with a 16-2-1 overall record. In 2007, Travis helped the Eagles to a 16-3-0 record, as his squad advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
He won the 300th match of his career during the Eagles' 4-0 win over Heidelberg College (Ohio), on September 15, 2007, becoming the 27th Division III head coach to do so. The win came at the Adidas Invitational, hosted by Center College (Ky.), where Travis began his coaching career.
In 28 years of coaching at the Division III level, Travis has a career ledger of 384-124-44. Entering the 2013 season, his .737 career winning percentage ranked him 38th among NCAA all-Division coaches all-time, and 17th among Division III coaches all-time. His 373 victories entering 2013 are the 17th-most in Division III history, and 14th among active Division III coaches.
Travis came to the Eagles' program after an extremely successful 18-year stint with the Virginia Wesleyan program. During his tenure, he established himself as the school's all-time winningest coach with a record of 270-74-31. He directed Virginia Wesleyan to 13 NCAA appearances, including four this decade (2000, 2003, 2005, 2006), and eight Old Dominion Athletic Conference championships. He had three of his squads advance to the NCAA Tournament's Final 16. He had been honored as the "Coach of the Year" on 15 occasions including five ODAC Conference selections. For his work at Virginia Wesleyan, he was named to the school's Athletic Hall of Fame as part of their fifth class in 2013. Travis was the head men's soccer coach at Virginia Wesleyan since 1989 and school's athletic director since 1999 before leaving for Emory. His career also includes a three-year stay at Centre College (1986-89).
Travis holds a Class "A" license with the United States Soccer Federation as well as an NSCAA Premier Diploma. He serves as a state or district Olympic Development Program coach in three states and is presently on the Virginia Coaching Education Staff for licensing coaches at the USSF "D" and National "C" courses conducted in Virginia.
Travis played collegiately at Slippery Rock University where he earned his bachelor's degree in physical education and health in 1977. He obtained his master's degree in physical education/sports administration concentration from the University of North Carolina in 1980.
Cory Greiner joined the Emory men's soccer program as an assistant coach in August of 2013.
Prior to his Technical Director responsibilities, Greiner was the Coaching Director for the Challenge Program for SOCA from 2006-09. A Virginia Olympic Development Program staff coach since 2010, Greiner holds both the USSF National 'B' License and USSF National Youth License.
"Cory brings a lot of experience as the Technical Director from SOCA, an elite soccer club in Virginia," Emory head coach Sonny Travis said upon Greiner's appointment. "He played at a very high level and, as a successful club coach, has made strong contacts throughout the South Region. He will be able to help our program technically, defensively and in recruiting. We are looking forward to having Cory join our staff."
As a player, Greiner was a four-year starter at Virginia Commonwealth University (1999-2002) and helped the Rams to NCAA Division I Tournament berths in 1999 and 2002. He earned his bachelor's degree from VCU in sport management with a business minor in 2003.
The coaching staff will be comprised of college coaches, licensed club or high school coaches and college players.