Aleksey Korol

In his second stint on the UIC men's soccer coaching staff is former Indiana University All-American and Major League Soccer standout Aleksey Korol.

Korol was elevated to associate head coach in January 2016.

Korol rejoined the Flames as the top assistant coach prior to the 2010 campaign after spending a year as an assistant at Indiana. Over the last four seasons, Korol has helped UIC capture the Horizon League regular season title twice and tournament championship in 2016 and 2017 to advance to the NCAA Tournament. The program additionally set a slew of records in 2013, including winningest regular season (15-3-0) and first perfect conference record (7-0-0).

Korol served as the second assistant coach at UIC in his first stint at the school from 2006-2008, helping the Flames advance to the NCAA tournament each year. While Korol was on the Flames' staff, UIC compiled a record of 38-13-17 and made back-to-back appearances in the NCAA Sweet 16, including an unprecedented Elite Eight run in 2007.

Along with the 2009 Round of 16 appearance with Indiana, Korol has been on the staff of three consecutive Sweet 16 sides.

In his first stint with the Flames, Korol was charged with the development of UIC's attacking players, and his tutelage was evident each season.

In 2008, UIC featured one of the nation's best offensive players in Baggio Husidic, who grew into a play-making force while Korol was on staff during his entire three-year college career. Husidic posted 24 points, including nine goals, en route to NSCAA/adidas First Team All-American honors. He was also named Horizon League Player of the Year, Horizon League Offensive Player of the Year and an All-Horizon League First Team pick.

UIC had four players scored five or more goals and three with five or more assists as the Flames won the league regular season title and advanced to the Round of 16 in 2008.

2007 was a season to remember for the Flames, and Korol assisted in making that campaign historic. The Flames won the league tournament title and eliminated three ranked teams on the road to finish one match shy of a berth to the NCAA College Cup. Leading the charge was All-American Pavle Dundjer and league tournament MVP Cesar Zambrano, both offensive standouts under Korol's watch.