Rob Wright named new Head Coach

June 19th, 2002 by Adam

PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Plymouth State College has announced a new men’s soccer head coach for the 2002 season, the seventh head coach in the
program’s strong 46-year history.

The new man is Rob Wright, a native of England who has served as the Panther assistant coach the past year. He takes over from Keith Byrnes, who
left PSC after two successful seasons to become full-time head coach at Frostburg State (Md.).

Wright is the Director of Coaching for PLAY SOCCER, which runs coaching and soccer clinics throughout New England. He also serves as the head
goalkeeping coach for the New Hampshire Olympic Development Program and the assistant coach for the New Hampshire U17 Olympic Development Team.

“I have developed an affinity with PSC soccer, its traditions and aspirations,” said Wright. “With the knowledge I gained by working with the program for
the past year, and over 10 years of professional soccer coaching experience, I believe the time is right for me to pursue my goal of becoming a head coach and
further adding to the rich soccer history of Plymouth State College.”

Wright earned a Bachelor’s degree from De Montfort University in England in 1996. He received both a post-graduate degree from Cheltenham &
Gloucester College (Sports Development) and a diploma from Newcastle College (Sports Psychology) in 1999.

“We’re very pleased to elevate Rob Wright to the position of head coach of our men’s soccer program,” said PSC athletic director John P. Clark.
“We’re confident that the program is in good hands, and know that the transition phase will be very smooth. Coach Wright is very dedicated to the sport of
soccer, and will do an excellent job with our young men that will play for him.”

Wright takes over a Panther team that has made five consecutive post-season appearances, including NCAA Tournament bids in 1997, 1998 and 2000
and ECAC berths in 1999 and 2001. The team finished 14-6-0 last season and captured the ECAC New England Championship.

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