|Title:||Head Men's Soccer Coach|
JOHNSON, Vt. - Johnson State College Athletics is announcing the hiring of Andrew McCabe as head coach of the men's soccer team. McCabe brings strong coaching and recruiting experience to the Johnson State Athletics Department. He will replace Ray Campanile who resigned following the 2012 season.
McCabe arrives at Johnson after having devoted eight years to Middlebury College men's soccer program as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator under head coach David Saward. McCabe helped lead Middlebury to two NESCAC titles, three Elite 8 NCAA appearances and one NCAA National Championship during his tenure. McCabe also earned his Bachelor of Arts from Middlebury College.
McCabe currently serves as the head coach of the boy's U17 Vermont Olympic Development Program. He has also been working as a coach and administrator with the Vermont Soccer School since 2006.
"I am looking forward to joining the team at Johnson State as everyone I met during the interview process impressed me with their commitment to the educational mission," stated McCabe. "I believe the game of soccer is a great educator and my role is to provide a framework that will let the game teach. I am looking forward to working with the athletic staff at Johnson State and getting to know the student athletes on the team."
The Badgers and McCabe will aim to improve on a 2012 season in which the team finished 1-16 overall and 0-9 in the NAC. The young team had only one senior last season and has four rising seniors to look forward to in 2013.
"We are thrilled to add Andrew to our staff," stated Director of Athletics and Recreation Jamey Ventura. "His impressive experience and recruiting talent will develop JSC's soccer program and further carry out the mission of educating students both on and off the playing surface."