Evan Scheffey begins his third season at the helm of the Spartan program in the fall of 2017. He was named the new York College men's soccer coach on March 12, 2015. He took over for former head coach Mark Ludwig who resigned his position in December of 2014.
This year, the Spartans struggled early, but won three of their last four regular season games before earning a win in the first round of the Capital Athletic Conference Tournament over St. Mary's (Md.), avenging losses from the week before and after being bounced in the tournament in 2015 by the Seahawks. York finished 8-9-2 overall and 4-4-1 in conference. Three Spartans earned second-team All-CAC honors, with two of them returning for the fall of 2017.
In Scheffey's debut season at the helm, York went 6-2-1 in conference play including a six-game win streak through October. The Spartans finished 9-8-2 overall, and fell in the CAC Tournament semifinals to St. Mary's (Md.) in overtime, 1-0.
In two years, Scheffey has recruited and developed seven All-CAC selections, one first-team and six second-team picks. One player, Nigel Robinson, earned NSCAA All-South Atlantic Region third-team honors.
Scheffey is extremely familiar with the Spartan program as he was a four-year starting defender for the Green and White from 2005-2008. He has served as the lead assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Virginia Wesleyan College since January of 2013.
Scheffey was an outstanding player and leader during his time in the Green and White. The Spartans accumulated a record of 78-5-9 during his tenure as a player in York. He was a three-time First Team All-Capital Athletic Conference player, a two-time Capital Athletic Conference champion, a three-time First Team NSCAA All-Region selection and a 2008 NSCAA Third Team All-American. The Spartans advanced to the NCAA Tournament in all four of Scheffey's seasons on the squad, including a berth in the Elite Eight in both 2006 and 2007.
Scheffey was named to the Capital Athletic Conference Men's Soccer Silver Anniversary team this past fall, recognizing him as one of the Top 25 men's soccer players in the 25 years of the CAC.
Not only was Scheffey a fantastic player for the Green and White, but he was also a three-year team captain for York.
Scheffey's coaching resume after leaving York was quite appealing to Saikia. He started his post-playing career with an assistant coaching position at Goucher College, a member of the Landmark Conference. In his is first year as a Gophers assistant, Goucher improved their league mark by three wins and their overall record by two wins and a tie after going 4-14 in 2010. Scheffey also spearheaded the recruiting efforts as Goucher brought in a class of 12 players from five different states.
In his second year in Towson, the Gophers had a freshman class that included a dynamic group of newcomers. One freshman led all Landmark newcomers in scoring with seven goals during the year. Not only was Scheffey active on the recruiting trail, but he also established a Goucher Men's Soccer alumni networking night, bringing current players and alumni together to create working relationships.
Scheffey then moved to Virginia Wesleyan in early 2013 where he immersed himself in the program. The Marlins finished 16-5-1 overall and 9-2 in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference in Scheffey's first year on the VWC staff. Those numbers were a dramatic improvement over the 2012 season; a campaign in which Virginia Wesleyan went 8-10-2 overall and 6-5 in the league. It was the sixth best turnaround in Division III men's soccer in 2013. He was responsible for recruiting and coaching the 2013 ODAC Rookie-of-the-Year Kyle Fisher.
In Scheffey's second year, the Marlins went 11-4-4 overall including a 7-2-2 mark in the ODAC. The team GPA was over 3.0 for the third consecutive semester as 14 players earned Dean's List honors.
"We are going to relentlessly pursue the highest standards in every facet of our program," states Scheffey. "These expectations not only include winning at the highest level on the field but also being recognized and respected for our hard work in the classroom while being an integral part of the surrounding community."
Scheffey also has extensive club coaching experience, as he was a U-16 and U-18 head coach with FC York from October of 2009 through January 2013. He was also the head coach of Beach FC in Virginia Beach from May 2013 until March of 2015.
Scheffey owns an NSCAA National Diploma as he completed that with Distinguished Pass.
John Barton enters his fifth year on the York College Spartan men's soccer staff.
Barton played collegiate soccer at Shippensburg University from 1994-1997 and earned both a Bachelors degree in psychology and a Masters degree in Secondary Education counseling.
Barton coached nine years of high school soccer in the York area at West York Area High School where he compiled a 115-40-11 record and earned the YAIAA Coach of the Year three times during his Bulldog tenure. Additionally, Barton coached an FC York's boy’s premier team from 2009-11.
In addition to working with the Spartans, Barton is also a middle school counselor at West York Area Middle School.
Barton lives in York with his wife, Amy, and children Dylan, Alexis, and Jacob.