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|Ferrum promotes Pauly to head post|
Friday, June 4, 2010
FERRUM -- Andrew Pauly, Ferrum College's assistant men's soccer coach the past four year under two head coaches, has been promoted to the Panthers' top post.
Ferrum Director of Athletics Abe Naff confirmed Pauly's promotion in a prepared statement released Tuesday.
Pauly replaces Jonathan Freeman, who resigned after one season at the helm to become the head coach at NCAA Division II Ashland (Ohio) University.
Pauly is the school's eighth head coach. Ferrum added men's soccer to its intercollegiate athletic roster in 1987 and has had only two winning seasons in the sport.
The Panthers are coming off a 2-13-1 campaign, one in which they were winless in the USA South Athletic Conference and failed to qualify for the league's postseason tournament.
As an assistant to Freeman and former head coach Rod Baker, Pauly was involved with team training and tactical sessions, recruiting, player positional rankings, academic assistance and he served as head coach for reserve matches.
Pauly has worked at Ferrum's Blue Ridge Institute and Museum since 2004 where he served as a digital archivist and exhibit coordinator.
Pauly played soccer at USCAA Division II Warren Wilson (N.C.) College and was a three-year starter -- he missed his sophomore season because of an injury.
Pauly earned a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Warren Wilson in 2003 and graduated with a 3.96 grade-point-average (GPA).
Ferrum opens its 2010 season at home September 1 against Roanoke College.
The Panthers will host Warren Wilson later in the month during the two-day Ferrum College Soccer Invitational.