DECATUR, Ga.—Eric Struble has been named the head soccer coach of the Agnes Scott Women's Soccer program ahead of the 2017 season as announced by the athletic department and athletic director Beth Vansant on Monday afternoon.
Struble replaces Rosemary Davis, who assumed a full-time administrative role within the department, and has already begun preparations for the upcoming campaign.
"We're extremely excited to add someone of Eric's caliber to our staff," said Davis, who led the nationwide search for her replacement atop the program. "He has great experience working with collegiate female athletes, and I'm excited to watch him take the program to the next level."
Struble comes to Agnes Scott following a two-year stint as a graduate assistant at Smith College in Northampton, Mass., where he aided head coach Mark Platts in all aspects of the program. The Pioneers went 15-14-10 during his two seasons as an assistant in the competitive NEWMAC.
"I'm incredibly excited and grateful for the opportunity to lead the soccer program at Agnes Scott. I want to thank Beth Vansant, Rosemary Davis, and the rest of the search committee for their support and confidence in me throughout the interview process," said Struble about his appointment. "I'm eager for the team to arrive on campus for preseason so that we can get started on building the next chapter of Agnes Scott Soccer together."
Prior to his stop in Western Massachusetts, Struble was a member of the coaching staff at Sweet Briar College, including spending half of the year as the interim head coach in 2015. Struble also has an impressive club coaching record and holds a USSF National 'C' License as well as an NSCAA Goalkeeping II License.
He was a four-year varsity letter-winner at Randolph College in Lynchburg, Virginia, graduating in 2011, and was a member of the program's initial recruiting class.
Davis added, "While it has been a bittersweet experience to transition to my new role, I feel fortunate the program is being left in such capable hands."
The Scotties open the new era with a road match at Oglethorpe on September 1st.