FORT MYERS, Fla. - With the first days of practice in the books, FGCU's head women's soccer coach Jim Blankenship announced the hire of assistant coach Henry Singleton on Friday.
Prior to joining the Green and Blue, Singleton served as a volunteer assistant coach at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, where he primarily assisted in match analysis and worked with various programs to analyze training and performance.
Additionally, Singleton gained experience as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Alderson Broaddus University (W.Va.), and previously served as head coach of the West Virginia 97G Olympic Development Program.
Singleton played collegiately at the University of North Georgia, where he earned a Bachelor's of Science in Biology.
“I would like to thank coach Blankenship, and Director of Athletics, Ken Kavanagh, for giving me this opportunity,” Singleton said. “It is a privilege to be a member of the FGCU family, and I look forward to joining a program that has created a winning tradition. I’m excited to help build upon their success.”
Singleton played collegiately at the University of North Georgia, where he earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology.
“We are excited about Henry joining us,” Blankenship said. “We’re looking forward to getting him involved with our team.”
Singleton joins a program that has claimed back-to-back Atlantic Sun championships, and on Thursday was tabbed as the preseason league favorite to win the title again.
The three-time defending A-Sun champion Eagles, and participants in the past two NCAA Tournaments, open their 2013 campaign with home exhibitions against USF on Tuesday, August 13 and FAU on Friday, August 16. Both games start at 1pm and are at the FGCU Soccer Complex. FGCU opens their regular season at UF on Friday, August 23, a rematch of their NCAA first round contest which was won by the Gators in Gainesville. The Eagles land back at the FGCU Soccer Complex for their home opener Sunday, August 25 against Albany at 1pm.