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NWSL Mar 14, 2019

Sky Blue FC finalizes technical staff ahead of 2019 NWSL season

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Howell, N.J. (Via Sky Blue FC) – Sky Blue FC has hired High Performance Coach Morgan Hofacker and Strength and Conditioning Coach Christopher Ascari, rounding out Head Coach Denise Reddy’s technical staff ahead of the 2019 National Women’s Soccer League season.

Hofacker joins Sky Blue FC from Perseverance Strength and Conditioning where she served as a strength coach, implementing training programs on an individual and team level.

Hofacker earned a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Exercise Science at Rutgers University and a second Bachelor of Science degree in Food and Nutrition from the University of Alabama. She is currently enrolled in Rutgers’ graduate program in Kinesiology and Applied Physiology.

Prior to joining Sky Blue, Hofacker served as the Director of Operations for the Rutgers Women’s Swimming and Diving team and was also a Graduate Student Researcher. Her studies as a researcher included assisting in performance testing for the Rutgers’ student athletes, monitoring the workload of the athletes during training, analyzing data and providing feedback to coaches and assisting with multiple ongoing funded research studies.

Ascari brings to Sky Blue 26 years of fitness and strength training experaince. He currently owns and operates his own gym called CrossFit Versus where he has coached semi-professional and professional athletes, as well as law enforcement and military personnel.

In addition, Ascari previously worked for Brookdale Community College as a member of their fitness department and as a post-rehab specialist for Jersey ShoreUniversity Medical Center.

Earlier, Ascari was a professional fighter trained in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Filipino Martial Arts and competitive Muay Thai under renowened instructor Kru Phil Nurse.

Currently, as the Official East Coast Representative for IMB Academy, Ascari works alongside Richard Bustillo, one of the original students of Bruce Lee.