April 13, 2012

Roger Kennedy Named Men’s Soccer Assistant

SAINT LEO, Fla. – Head men's soccer coach Keith Fulk has announced the addition of Roger Kennedy to his coaching staff as his first assistant. Compiling four years of coaching service, Kennedy joins the Lions from his latest venture at FC Tampa-Lutz.

Kennedy will be responsible for developing the forwards, as well as recruiting, fundraising and academic coordinator for the Lions.

"Roger will be a welcomed asset to our squad on and off the field," said Head Coach Keith Fulk.  "He brings a wealth of knowledge, experience, and professionalism."

Kennedy has developed an accomplished resume, tackling four years of college athletics, in addition to playing six years of professional soccer.

A Brooksville, Fla. native, Kennedy spent three seasons training the New Jersey Stallions, as well as a quartet of Hernando Heat teams. He is also a regular on the elite camp circuit, supplying his knowledge to the SGA Soccer Academy in Connecticut, in addition to select University of Tampa residential camps.

As an amateur, Kennedy spent one season playing for the University of Tampa in 1999 and Milligan College in 2000, prior to a two-year stint with Young Harris College (1997-99).

As a professional, Kennedy spent four seasons in the USL Pro League where he played with the Reading Rage, Hershey Wildcats, Connecticut Wolves, and the New Jersey Stallions. Internationally, Kennedy has competed on such squads as Waterford United (Ireland) and Caracas F.C. (Venezuela).

"I'm excited for the opportunity that Fran Reidy and Keith Fulk have given me," said Kennedy.  This is a talented team, and I hope I can do my part in helping each of these student-athletes reach their full potential."

Kennedy is currently working towards his degree in Sport Business.  

The Lions, who recently wrapped up their spring training session, will open their Fall campaign with an exhibition against Division I Florida Gulf Coast University on August 18.