SRU Good News for Nov. 16, 2009
SRU's men's soccer coach earns PSAC's 'Coach of the Year'
Matt Thompson, Slippery Rock University head men's soccer coach and 1998 SRU graduate, was named Coach of the Year for the second consecutive season in All-Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference voting.
The Rock, under Thompson's leadership, won the PSAC Championship earlier this month and made it to the second round of the NCAA Tournament before losing in the national quarterfinals to the University of Charleston 3-2 Sunday in N. Kerr Thompson Stadium.
led the team to its best season in school history this year, finishing with an overall record of 18-4-1. The 18 wins is a school record and the appearance in the second round of the NCAA tournament matches the program's longest postseason run.
The PSAC title was the second in Thompson's career. He also led the team to its 2005 championship. This was Thompson's eighth season at the helm of the SRU men's soccer program.
As an SRU student, he played four seasons for The Rock and still ranks in the top-10 in career goals and the top-15 in career points in the school's record books.
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