Vandal Soccer Camps
Sean Mapson joins the Vandals as an assistant ahead of the 2018 season. Most recently, Mapson served as the head coach of Mississippi Valley State for the last two seasons.
He went 12-20-3 in two years, but posted a solid mark of 10-7-3 in SWAC contests. Mapson led MVSU to the SWAC Tournament in both seasons.
The Devilettes placed three student-athletes on All-SWAC teams along the way, while Laada Issaka was named the co-Offensive Player of the Year in 2016.
Prior to MVSU, Mapson was an assistant with Southern Mississippi from 2011-2015. In 2013, under Mapson and USM's Head Coach Mohammed El-Zare, the team finished 7-9-4, one of the best records recorded in the past decade, however the two were far from done. In 2015, the team finished the season with their highest conference ranking in the past seven years. In addition to coaching, Mapson was also responsible for developing technical and tactical training sessions, organizing and managing the travel budget and match and player analysis. He was also, the goalkeeper coach, recruitment coordinator and camp director.
While at Southern Miss. Mapson coached one 2015 Conference USA All-Academic First Team honoree, one 2015 Conference USA All-Freshmen Team honoree, two 2014 Conference USA All-Academic First Team 2014 honorees, one 2014 Conference USA All-Conference Third Team honoree, two 2013 Conference USA All-Academic First Team honorees and one 2013 Conference USA All-Freshmen Team honoree; the team also scored an overall 3.23 Team GPA in 2014.
Prior to arriving at USM, Mapson served as the assistant coach of the men and women's soccer program at William Carey University.
While serving his alma mater, Mapson assisted in helping the men and women's teams reach the NAIA National Tournament in consecutive seasons. In addition to this achievement, both goalkeepers received NAIA First-Team All-American honors.
Mapson also served the Hattiesburg Youth Soccer Association as the Youth Coach and Director of Goalkeeping from 2007-2015.
His playing achievements at William Carey, includes the GCAC All-Freshmen team in 2006 and selections to the GCAC All-Conference Team in 2007 and 2009, as a goalkeeper. He also played with Leicester City (England) and Macclesfield Town F.C. (England).
In addition to being a student-athlete, Mapson was a double major at William Carey University. He received his Bachelor of Science Degrees in Social Science and Physical Education and Coaching in 2011. In 2014, he graduated with a Master of Science Degree from the University of Southern Mississippi in Sports Coaching Education.
Nicole Randall enters her first year as an assistant coach with the Idaho Vandals. Randal most recently spent two years at Allen Community College in Kansas where she helped lead the Red Devils to back-to-back Region VI Tournament appearances.
Prior to Allen, Randall spent three seasons at Fort Hays State, the first as a graduate assistant and the following two as an assistant coach. Randall has helped the Tigers to a record of 31-21-6 in her three years on staff. She helped guide FHSU to a third-place finish in the MIAA standings in 2014, the program's highest finish in conference play in team history.
Randall played at FHSU from 2011-12 after transferring from Hutchinson (Kan.) Community College. She was a key part of Fort Hays State's MIAA Tournament Championship run in 2012 as the team knocked off the No. 3, No. 2, and No. 1 seeds to earn the conference's automatic qualifying bid to the NCAA Tournament. She played in a total of 40 matches at FHSU over two years, finishing with one goal and three assists. Current Idaho head coach, Jeremy Clevenger, was an assistant on the staff in 2011.
In her two years at Hutchinson Community College, she was an all-conference first team selection as a freshman and all-conference second team selection as a sophomore. She also earned all-region honors both years.
Randall is a native of Wichita, Kan. She holds a Master’s degree in Health and Human Performance from Fort Hays State University.
All camps or clinics are open to any and all entrants (limited only by number, age, grade level and/or gender).