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Fred King named associate head coach for Saint Joseph’s soccer

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(Via Saint Joseph’s University) – Saint Joseph’s women’s soccer head coach Jess Mannella has announced that Fred King has been promoted to associate head coach.

Completing his seventh season as an assistant with Saint Joseph’s this past Fall, King has helped the Hawks post an 83-42-14 record over that period, while earning six Atlantic 10 Championship berths and the 2016 A-10 Regular Season title. Along with the team’s success, King has also been instrumental in player development as 16 Hawks have garnered A-10 All-Conference honors and seven named to All-Region squads.

This past season, Saint Joseph’s made its third consecutive appearance in the semifinals of the A-10 Championship, finished with the second-most wins in a single season at 14-5-2 and appeared in the United Soccer Coaches East Region Poll 12 times. Additionally, five Hawks earned A-10 All-Conference honors, including three First Team selections, to mark the most conference honorees in a single season in program history.

Along with his duties with the Hawks, King is a staff coach for both the Players Development Academy and New Jersey Youth Soccer Association. Coaching the PDA (Players Development Academy) South U-11 and U-14 girls teams, he also works with the Region 1 ODP squad as a member of its coaching staff.

King, who came to Hawk Hill after spending two seasons as director of soccer operations at Rutgers (2010-11), is a 2002 graduate of Goldsmiths College, University of London, where he was a three-year letterwinner and served as team captain of the First XI soccer team. Following graduation, he began his coaching career with the F.C. Greater Boston Bolts and went on to serve as an assistant with the men’s programs at Tufts University and Harvard.