Neel Bhattacharjee is in his third season of coaching women's soccer at The George Washington University. Bhattacharjee (pronounced "BAT-uh-CHARGE-ee") is primarily responsible for goalkeeper instruction and serves as the recruiting coordinator for the program. Under Bhattacharjee's tutelage, goalkeeper Lindsey Rowe was named to the 2008 Atlantic 10 All-Rookie Team after leading the conference in saves her freshman season.
Additionally, he assists in team training and administrative aspects for the women's soccer program.
During 2006 he was a member of the USA goalkeeping coaching staff for the Under-21 Women's National Team for their trip to England and Scotland. He is a Region I Olympic Development Program (ODP) goalkeeper coach, and previously worked with Region IV ODP. While living in Phoenix, AZ, he worked with the Xavier College Preparatory girl's team, AriZona Futbol Club, Arizona Heatwave (W-League), and also the Arizona girls Olympic Development Program as the head goalkeeper trainer for three years. Neel holds a United States Soccer Federation "B" License and USSF Goalkeeper License.
Neel has coached locally at the club level with the Potomac Cougars, U16 boys Maryland State Cup finalists in 2007, and with the U18 team in the first year of the U.S. Soccer Development Academy during 2007-08. Currently he works with goalkeepers from Bethesda Soccer Club, Loudoun Soccer Club, and Reston FC. Additionally, he is a staff coach for SoccerPlus Goalkeeper School and also Star Goalkeeper Academy. He serves as co-director of the GW Elite Goalkeeper Academy.
The Randolph, NJ, native earned two bachelor's degrees from the University of Maryland in 1998 and earned his master's degree from Texas State University in 2000 and completed doctoral coursework at Arizona State University. He was the goalkeeper for club soccer teams at Maryland, Texas State, and ASU.
Bhattacharjee and his wife, Merry, were married on December 31, 2005 and reside in Falls Church, VA.