Ken Krieger joins Fredericksburg FC as Girls Director of Coaching
Fredericksburg, Va. (Via Fredericksburg FC) – Fredericksburg FC has welcomed Kenneth Krieger as the club’s new Girls Director of Coaching.
Coach Krieger, or Coach K to many, called Baltimore, Md., home before moving to Aberdeen, Md., where he graduated from Aberdeen High School in in 1972. He followed that with a four-year stay at Frostburg State University where he played on the men’s soccer team, completing his career there in 1976 as captainand team MVP.
After graduating from college, he started his coaching career at Harford Community College in Bel Air, Md., in 1978. In 1979 he was hired by the Prince William County school system to teach and coach, which he did until 2007 when he retired. During that time, he was also an assistant coach at The American University from 1982-1986, helping the team reach the NCAA Men’s Soccer National Final in 1985. He then joined the George Mason University staff as an assistant coach under Gordon Bradley from 1986-1988.
Kreiger, who currently holds a USSF A Coaching License (New Curriculum), has spent time with Prince William Soccer Inc. (PWSI), McLean Youth Soccer, D.C. United and most recently the Arlington Soccer Association. He will officially begin working with FFC on Jan. 1, 2018.
“After some serious reflection on where my business was, I was going to take a break and then heard about a director position coming available. I talked to a friend that was familiar with both Grover Gibson and David Shaw and heard nothing but good things about them and the club,” Krieger said. “After talking to Grover, it sounded like this was the perfect fit for where I wanted to be right now, so decided to go for it and accepted the position. I have huge expectations for this club and everybody involved with the hopes that I can help be a part of putting this club on the map.”
“We are driven to find the highest and most qualified staff for the club,” said FFC Executive Director Grover Gibson. “Ken’s wealth of experience and licensing is another step forward in our effort to improve the club on and off the field.”