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
Tar Heels elevate Somoano to head coach
by Paul Kennedy, April 25th, 2011 6:15PM

MOST READ
TAGS:  college men

MOST COMMENTED

[NORTH CAROLINA MEN] Carlos Somoano has been confirmed as the North Carolina men's head coach, only the fifth coach in the Tar Heels' 65-year history.

Somoano served as the top assistant under Elmar Bolowich at North Carolina for the last nine seasons, helping lead the Tar Heels to eight NCAA Tournament appearances, including three straight NCAA College Cup showings.

Bolowich stepped down to take over the Creighton program.
 
"We are thrilled to hire a coach of Carlos' pedigree to lead our men's soccer program," North Carolina Athletic Director Dick Baddour said. "Carlos has worked alongside Elmar Bolowich for the last nine years and has been an integral part of building this program into one of the nation's best. He has consistently proven to be one of the sport's finest recruiters as well as a great teacher of the game and I have the utmost confidence in his ability to continue the tradition of excellence that we have seen from our men's soccer program."

This past season's team produced two players -- Jalil Anibaba (Chicago) and Stephen McCarthy (New England) -- who are starting in MLS.
 
Three  other former Tar Heels who played under Somoano have represented the United States in the past year: Dax McCarty, Logan Pause and Zach Loyd.

North Carolina should again contend for a berth in the Men's College Cup in 2011.

Somoano had previously been an assistant at Richmond and D2 Eckerd, his alma mater.



No comments yet.

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




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent College Soccer Reporter
College soccer on the air    
[2014 SCHEDULE] Women's conference play moves into full swing with action in the ACC, Big Ten, ...
Waves hold off Trojan assault for win    
[USC-PEPPERDINE: Women] No. 11 Pepperdine improved to 8-1-1 with a 2-1 victory at No. 15 USC. ...
Tie feels like loss for Irish after UVa red card    
[VIRGINIA-NOTRE DAME: Men] No. 5 Notre Dame grabbed a lead and man advantage on Patrick Hodan's ...
Cardinal uses advantage to win fifth straight    
[STANFORD-DELAWARE: Men] Eric Verso scored his third goal of the season after taking a pass with ...
Hallisey and Thierjung end Blue Hens' perfect start    
[CALIFORNIA-DELAWARE: Men] No. 10 California handed No. 22 Delaware its first loss of the season, defeating ...
'Dynamite' Davis triggers upset of No. 1 Tar Heels    
[DUKE-NORTH CAROLINA: Men] Midfielder Sean Davis scored on a free kick from 25 yards and set ...
Soccer America Men's Top 25 Scoreboard    
[ROUNDUP: Midweek] Mason Robertson's fourth goal of the season gave No. 6 Washington a 1-0 win ...
An added touch to Bajza's volley from distance    
[VIDEO PICK: Golazo] It's one thing to score on a volley after trapping the ball with ...
Sarkisian scores early and late to end Badgers' run    
[MICHIGAN-WISCONSIN: Women] Florida State transfer Ani Sarkisian scored with one second left in regulation to give ...
Bears complete sweep of Broncos    
[CALIFORNIA-SANTA CLARA: Women] A goal by Grace Leer in the sixth minute stood up for No. ...
>> College Soccer Reporter Archives