Orangeburg, NY (3/19/12) Dominican College Director of Athletics, Joe Clinton, has announced the hiring of Colin Hodge as the new men's soccer coach. Hodge takes over for John Campbell who resigned last month after seven years at the helm of the Chargers soccer program.
"I am obviously very excited to have been given the opportunity to be the head coach at such a successful program like Dominican College," Hodge said. "I have very high expectations for this program and know we can succeed with hard-work and determination."
Hodge is no stranger to the Chargers soccer program as he has been an assistant coach under Campbell for the past four seasons. Since 2008, the team has gone to the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) tournament all four seasons and won the tournament title in 2010. The teams also made back-to-back NCAA East Regional appearances in 2009 and 2010.
"We are looking forward to Colin taking over as the head men's soccer coach," said Clinton. "As a DC alum, he knows the ins and outs of the program and what it takes to be a successful Division II program. I have full confidence in Colin that he will be able to lead this program and take us to that next level."
Hodge was a two-year starting defender for the Chargers. He was a pivotal part of the Charger defense that allowed 29 goals and posted 18 shut outs over a two year period. The Chargers won two CACC Tournament Titles, two CACC Regular Season Championships, and earned the program's first berth in the NCAA Division II Tournament in 2005 and a repeat appearance in 2006 during his time as a player.
Hodge holds a USSF National C License and currently coaches a U-10 and U-13 Boys teams in the Clarkstown Soccer Club, positions that he has held for the last four years.
"Most of all, I would like to thank Sister Mary Eileen O'Brien, Sister Kathleen Sullivan and Director of Athletics, Joe Clinton for this tremendous opportunity," said Hodge.
Hodge will assume his head coaching responsibilities effective immediately.