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Hershey Strosberg Named Clemson Head Women’s Soccer Coach

Hershey Strosberg Named Clemson Head Women’s Soccer Coach

Jan. 14, 2008

CLEMSON, SC – Hershey Strosberg has been named Head Women’s Soccer Coach at Clemson, Assistant Athletic Director Kyle Young announced on Monday, January 14. Strosberg will take over the helm of the Lady Tiger program after working as an assistant women’s coach at the University of Virginia for seven seasons.

“I want to thank Dr. Phillips, Kyle Young, Trevor Adair and the committee for affording me this opportunity,” said Strosberg. “I also want to take the time to thank Steve Swanson and everyone at Virginia for their help in preparing me for this.”

“I am looking forward to becoming a member of the Clemson family and am ready and excited to begin working with the team,” he added.

During Strosberg’s tenure at Virginia, which began in February of 2001, he served as the Cavaliers’ recruiting coordinator, bringing in five top-10 recruiting classes during his seven seasons. During this time, the Cavalier team won the program’s first ACC title, finished in the national top 10 five times and advanced to the NCAA Tournament all seven seasons, including a trip to the NCAA Sweet 16 and an eighth-place final national ranking in 2007.

While at Virginia, Strosberg helped lead team and individual training and served as the goalkeepers coach. He performed daily administrative operations and managed team travel and the team’s operating budget. He was also the co-director of Soccer Centers of Excellence camps.

Prior to working as an assistant at Virginia, Strosberg was a women’s assistant coach at his alma mater, Cortland College, in Cortland, NY from August 1998 to December 1999. Cortland finished in the top 24 nationally in NCAA Division III both seasons. At Cortland, Strosberg worked with the goalkeepers and field players and assisted with daily administrative tasks and recruiting operations.

Strosberg has been a staff coach in the U.S. Youth Soccer Association’s Region I program since 1996, and served as the head coach for the U-14 and U-17 age groups in 2005 and 2006. He has been an observer for the U.S. Men’s and Women’s World Cup teams and the U.S. Men’s and Women’s National Teams on several occasions.

Strosberg played professionally for the USISL’s New York Capital District Alleycats in Albany, NY from 1993-1996. He represented the United States at the U.S. Maccabiah Games in Israel in 1997 and was an alternate on the team in 1993. Strosberg was named a Regional All-American at Cortland College, where he played in 1995 and 1996.

Strosberg earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education from Cortland College in 1997. He completed his Masters degree in Physical Education with a concentration in sports psychology and coaching in 1999. He holds a U.S. Soccer “A” License and a U.S. Soccer National “Y” License, as well as an NSCAA Premier Diploma.

Strosberg and his wife, Jessica (Wilk), were married in December of 2007.