1. Hankinson returns to college ranks


Tim Hankinson is returning to the college ranks where he began his career. The globetrotting coach, who most recently served as the head coach of Guatemala's U-17 national team program, has been named the men's head coach at Division II power Ft. Lewis.

Hankinson served as head coach of Alabama A&M during its heyday as a D1 power and also coached at DePaul and Syracuse. He worked in the USL and MLS's Project-40 program before coaching MLS's Tampa Bay Mutiny and Colorado Rapids. He also coached in the Icelandic Second Division.

Hankinson takes one of the plum D2 jobs. Ft. Lewis, which won the D2 title in 2005 and produced 2007 MLS first-round draft pick John Cunliffe, has huge support from its student body and Durango, Colo., community, and the hiring process to replace Charlotte-bound Jeremy Gunn was a major news story in the Durango Herald.

Englishman Keith Cammidge had traveled to Durango to meet with the Ft. Lewis and Durango soccer community but later accepted a long-term extension as men's and women's head coach at Mercyhurst.
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