Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Akron assistant Dave Giffard gets Rams' job
January 6th, 2010 10:30AM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

[VCU MEN] Akron assistant Dave Giffard has been named head men's coach at VCU, replacing Tim O'Sullivan, whose contract was not renewed after last season.

"Bringing Dave to VCU is a real coup for our soccer program," VCU Director of Athletics Norwood Teague said. "What he and Caleb [Porter] were able to do at Akron has been nothing short of spectacular, and I am excited to see him apply it here at VCU. The future is bright for VCU soccer."

Giffard spent the last four years under Porter at Akron, which reached the 2009 Men's College Cup final before falling to Virginia on penalty kicks. The Zips finished with a 23-1-1 record.

"VCU is getting not only a good coach who will be extremely beneficial to the program's success soccer wise, but even more importantly, his quality as a person will benefit the mentoring of his student athletes academically and as people," Porter said. "Dave will hit the ground running and I expect his impact on the players and presence with the alumni and in the community to be felt immediately. "

Prior to Akron, Giffard spent one season as a volunteer assistant at Indiana and was an assistant at UAB from 2000-04.

He comes to VCU with a reputation for being a top-notch recruiter and excellent with goalkeepers.


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent College Soccer Reporter
Anteaters stun Cardinal with first win in nine meetings    
[STANFORD-UC IRVINE: Men] Michael Sperber scored the first goal of his career in the 97th minute ...
Musketeers advance on 'legendary day'    
[INDIANA-XAVIER: Men] Xavier beat No. 5 seed Indiana for the first time with a 2-1 win ...
Retrievers make history with win over Terrapins    
[MARYLAND-UMBC: Men] UMBC snapped Maryland's streak of 12 consecutive trips to the round of 16 in ...
Gamecocks head to quarterfinals for first time    
[NORTH CAROLINA-SOUTH CAROLINA: Women] For the first time, South Carolina is headed to the NCAA Division ...
Hokies prevail in 4-3 overtime thriller over Hoyas    
[VIRGINIA TECH-GEORGETOWN: Women] In 2013, Virginia Tech was a No. 1 regional seed and reached the ...
Red Raiders rally to move into final 16 for first time    
[TEXAS TECH-AUBURN: Women] Texas Tech moved into the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Women's Tournament for ...
Dorrance's overtime moves prove Worth-while    
[NORTH CAROLINA-COLORADO: Women] Despite a huge edge in shots -- 22-2 on the night -- No. ...
NCAA Division I Women's Tournament Scoreboard    
[ROUNDUP: Friday] Form held on Friday as all 15 seeds still alive won their second-round games. ...
Cougars' improbable season continues    
[NORTHWESTERN-SIUE: Men] SIUE went through two coaching changes in the offseason and it showed as the ...
Buckeyes prevail after 15-round shootout    
[OHIO STATE-AKRON: Men] The bone-chilling cold made it all the more unbearable for the fans at ...
>> College Soccer Reporter Archives