New Yorker hired to coach Nepal

[AMERICANS ABROAD] Jack Stefanowski, the Polish-born New Yorker, has been named the head coach of the Nepal national team, becoming one of the few Americans to named the head coach of a foreign national team. He previously served as an assistant and goalie coach for the NASL Puerto Rico Islanders, interim coach of the Puerto Rico men's and women's national teams and worked in the college game.

Stefanowski, who graduated from NYU in 1997, was the head coach for two years at Briarcliff College and an assistant coach at St. Peter's, Stony Brook as well as NYU, holds a UEFA "A" license and U.S. Soccer "B" license.

Stefanowski, who replaces Englishman Graham Roberts as national team coach, is the ninth foreigner to coach Nepal. Richard Orlowski will be his assistant.

Nepal is currently tied for 171 out of 207 teams in the FIFA World Rankings.

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