NEWTON, Mass. – The Mount Ida College men's soccer team is pleased to welcome Alan Goggs, who will serve as an assistant to Head Coach Joe Campbell starting with the Fall 2014 season.
A certified coach by both the English Football Association (FA) and the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA), Goggs brings a wealth of both coaching and playing experience to the Mustang sidelines.
Goggs, who currently resides in Brookline, spent last year as the head junior varsity coach at Brookline High School, as well as a women's head coach in the Sachems Soccer Club program.
He was previously an academy coach in the United Kingdom, working with both Pro Soccer Academy and Soccer Elite FA, sandwiched around a two-year job with Global Premier Soccer in the United States, where he served as both a head soccer coach and the manager of marketing.
A 2006 graduate of the University of Portsmouth where he was a member of the 1st Team, Gogg's playing career included stints on the Swadelands Premier Team and at the Sittingbourne School of Excellence. He was a member of the Kent County FA U18 and the Kent District Select Teams before his time at University.
In the United States, Gogg played for the Tonka United Select Team in Minnesota and received a scholarship to play for Salem International School in West Virginia.
"Alan's background and experience as a player and a coach fits perfectly with Mount Ida and the soccer program," said Campbell, who is entering his fifth season at the helm of the Mustang program. "Our team will certainly benefit from his leadership, knowledge and passion for the game and I look forward working with Alan over the next few years."
Gogg's debut with the Mustangs will come on August 29th, when Mount Ida travels to Lesley for the 2014 opener. Their first home game comes just two days later when Regis visits Alumni Field at 1:00 pm.
Mount Ida men's soccer had their best season under Campbell in 2013, compiling a record of 8-8-3 and making appearances in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) and Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC) tournaments.