Coaching Staff

Scott Villagran, Assistant Coach

Scott Villagran joined the Seahawks in August 2014 as Head Coach Peter Krech's first assistant. Villagran is heavily involved with all aspects of the team, including the planning and running of training sessions, video breakdown, game-day management, and recruiting.

When he is not working at the College, Villagran coaches multiple club teams with Maryland United FC. He currently coaches U12 and U17 Red teams on the girls’ side of the club and helps with the ECNL teams as an assistant. Villagran has been involved with the club at various levels since 2007. Prior to working with Maryland United, he coached with Waldorf Soccer Club from 2005-2007. Villagran is also an assistant coach with the Southern Maryland Futsal Club (SMFC) men’s team as well as the SMFC technical director, where he has been on staff since 2006.

He attended the College of Southern Maryland (CSM), where he was an All-Maryland Junior College Athletic Conference and All-NJCAA Region XX player. Villagran was also an honorable mention All-American.

He graduated from CSM with a degree in arts, exercise, and sports science. Villagran also has a USSF “D” License, NSCAA National Diploma, and a Portuguese Federation Level 2 Diploma.

Pete Staufenberger, Assistant Coach

Peter Staufenberger joined the Seahawk women’s coaching staff in March of 2015 after coaching both boys and girls at St. Mary’s Ryken High School (Leonardtown, Md.) for six seasons. During his tenure at Ryken, Staufenberger was the girls varsity assistant coach and the JV head coach, boys varsity assistant, and goalkeeper coach before being promoted to co-head coach of the boys program for the 2011 season.

In addition to his role at St. Mary’s College, he is also a U-12 staff coach with the MSYSA Olympic Development Program. Staufenberger is a long time club coach in the Southern Maryland area where he has acted as both coach and the director of coaching for the Maryland Rush Soccer Club. He has also coached various travel teams with St. Mary’s Soccer Club and Super “Y” with the Calvert Soccer Association.

Staufenberger has been coaching soccer since 1984 and holds various coaching licenses including the NSCAA Premier Diploma, the USYS National Youth License, the NSCAA Level III Goalkeeping Diploma, and the USSF "D".

He is retired from the US Navy and is a test pilot with Northrop Grumman, supporting all facets of E-2D Advanced Hawkeye flight test at NAS Patuxent River.

Stuafenberger holds a B.S. in human resources management (The New School '89), a B.S. in biology (SUNY Albany '92), an M.B.A. (Capitol College '11), and is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School.

He lives in Leonardtown with his wife, Ericka, and they have three children.

Nicholas Staufenberger, Assistant Coach

Nicholas Staufenberger joins the Seahawk women's soccer sidelines for his first season as an assistant coach in 2017. Staufenberger brings a rich soccer background to St. Mary's having played and coached in the competitive Mid-Atlantic and South regions.

Last season, he served as a volunteer assistant for the women's soccer program at Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) rival, University of Mary Washington. Staufenberger helped the Eagles to an 11-6-2 record and CAC Tournament semifinal appearance as well as mentoring four all-conference players.

Staufenberger spent the 2015 season at Shenandoah University as an assistant coach, leading six All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) selections. The Hornets finished with a 13-7-1 record and an appearance in the ODAC Tournament semifinals.

He gained club coaching experience with Roanoke Star Academy (2014) and Fredericksburg (Va.) Football Club (2016) as well as serving as the head junior varsity and assistant varsity coach at Cave Spring High School (2015) in Roanoke, Va.

Staufenberger played his college ball at Washington College (2011) and Roanoke College (2012-2014). As a midfielder, he helped Roanoke to the 2012 ODAC Tournament championship as well as ODAC regular-season titles in 2012 and 2014.

The Leonardtown, Md. native was a 2010 Maryland State Cup champion as a member of the Freestate Soccer Association with fellow coach, Sean Killion. He starred for St. Mary's Ryken High School, earning All-Maryland, All-Met, and All-Washington Catholic Athletic Conference honors. Staufenberger was also the St. Mary's County Player of the Year.

As part of his professional development, he has served on the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (now United Soccer Coaches) Convention staff for three straight years, travelling to Philadelphia (2015), Baltimore (2016), and Los Angeles (2017). Staufenberger also holds NSCAA National and Advanced National Diplomas as well as NSCAA Goalkeeper 1 & 2 Diplomas.

He graduated from Roanoke in 2015 with a B.S. in sports managment.

Sean Killion, Goalkeeper Coach

Joining the Seahawk men's and women's soccer coaching staffs in 2016, Sean Killion works with the goalkeepers on both teams and will look to turn them into regional and national performers.

In his first season at St. Mary's, Killion mentored a pair of All-Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) keepers in Zack Haussler '18 and Sydney Larkin '18.

He developed his coaching style and philosophy through his work with various clubs and schools. Killion was the assistant director of development and goalie coach for Virginia Legacy (2013-2014) before becoming the head junior varsity and assistant varsity coach at Menchville High School (2014-2015).

The Crofton, Md. native helped out at his alma mater, Christopher Newport University, during the 2014 campaign and then coached the U17 and U19 teams for FC United (2015-2016). In addition to helping the College out last season, Killion also served as the head junior varsity and assistant varsity coach of the girls team at St. Mary's (Annapolis) High School.

He currently serves as the goalkeeping director at Academy One in Arlington, Va. and coaches for the '01 Calvert Soccer Association EDP.

Killion came to St. Mary's following a solid career at Christopher Newport. He was a two-year starter for the Captains between the pipes, earning honorable mention All-USA South honors as a junior in 2012. A team captain as a senior, Killion finished his career with a two-year mark of 19-6-3 and a 1.10 goals against average.

Standing tall at 6-5, he posted a .711 save percentage with 86 career stops and nine shutouts. Killion led CNU to a USA South regular-season title and an NCAA Division III Men's Soccer Championship Tournament berth in 2012 while helping the Captains to the semifinals of the CAC Tournament in 2013 (CNU's first year in the CAC), boasting a 0.98 GAA and eight shutouts.

The Crofton, Md. native also won the 2006 Arundel County Boys Soccer Championship as a freshman at Arundel High School and captured the 2010 Maryland State Cup with Freestate Elite and fellow coach, Nicholas Staufenberger.

Killion graduated from CNU in 2014 with a bachelor's in communication studies and a minor in business administration. He also earned his E and F licenses in February 2017.