Indiana University women’s soccer adds Alex Ng as volunteer assistant coach
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Indiana Women’s Soccer Head Coach Erwin van Bennekom today announced Alex Ng as the team’s new Volunteer Assistant Coach. Ng served as the program’s Director of Soccer Operations/Video Analyst during 2019.
“Alex has been a great asset ever since he stepped foot on campus and to have him transition into this position is very important for our women’s soccer program,” said van Bennekom. “He will be responsible for building a holistic high-performance environment where we integrate and optimize our invaluable sports-performance resources in the best possible way. Besides that, Alex will be responsible for all of our video and data operations, as well as assisting in team training.”
Prior to Indiana, Ng spent four seasons as a student assistant with Valparaiso Women’s Soccer, where he assisted with game day and training sessions, as well as operated the team’s video and performance analysis systems. In addition, he created and ran the team’s social media accounts. Ng was also a student-athlete at Valparaiso, completing his undergraduate research thesis on a Soccer Injury Movement Screen while serving as the football team’s punter all four seasons.
“I want to thank Erwin for giving me this opportunity to take this next step in my coaching career,” Ng said. “The role within the coaching staff that Erwin envisioned for me with this program was a chance that I could not pass up. I can’t wait to take on greater responsibility in the development of our athletes, which is my educational background and one of my lifelong passions. I am so excited by the potential of this program and group of players, and I cannot wait to see where this program can go.”
In addition to his time with Indiana and Valparaiso, Ng has coached with a variety of club teams such as Valpo Soccer Club and the Royal Palm Beach Strikers. He also spent a summer as assistant coach and game day operations for Detroit Sun FC, who advanced to the National Championship Tournament of the United Women’s Soccer League.
Ng, who graduated Valparaiso with a degree in Exercise Science, has also earned his United States Soccer Federation “C” License and holds a United Soccer Coaches National Diploma. He also holds his National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) certification.
Ng is also an Executive Council Member of NSCA Soccer Special Interest Group (SIG). In this role, he works to bridge the gap between traditional strength and conditioning coaches and soccer coaches by sharing information between industries, and begin to organize an annual conference of Soccer Strength and Conditioning professionals.