Worcester, Mass. – Charles Metz has been named an assistant men's soccer coach at Clark University it has been announced by head coach Matt O'Toole and confirmed by Director of Athletics and Recreation Trish Cronin.
Metz brings a variety of coaching experience to the Cougars, where he is expected to assist in all aspects of the program including practice planning, student-athlete development, student-athlete recruitment and assist in the day-to-day operations.
He begins his duties on August 15.
'We are very excited to add Coach Metz to the staff this year," said O'Toole. "His experience at the collegiate and club levels will be a great addition to a coaching staff that returns both Alex Bettencourt and Scott Partridge."
Metz spent the last three seasons at East Rockingham High in Elkton, Va., where he was twice named Shenandoah District Coach of the Year (2013, 2014).
Prior to his time at East Rockingham, Metz spent one year as a volunteer assistant at Eastern Mennonite University during the 2012 season where he helped the Royals to the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Quarterfinals.
He also spent six seasons with the Shenandoah Valley United Soccer Club, coaching both the U-15 and U-16 squads and completing a pair of extensive internships.
Metz, who holds both a NSCAA Goalkeeping 1 and 2 Diploma, also has an Advanced National Diploma from the NSCAA.
He played two years of soccer at Eastern Mennonite before graduating from in 2009 with a bachelor's degree in sports and recreation leadership with a minor in business administration. He then went on to receive a master's degree in coaching and athletic administration. His master's thesis was a book entitled,"Soccer: Athletics, Academics and Ethics; A Training Manual For Coaches."