Women's Soccer Names Alan Fread Assistant Coach
Fread previously served as volunteer coach for Colonials
Fread takes on a full-time role after serving as a volunteer assistant coach for the 2016 season. Fread helped the Colonials post an 11-7-3 record in 2016, reaching the Atlantic 10 Championship semifinals.
"We are excited for Coach Fread to continue with our program in his new role of assistant coach" said Barnes. "He is incredibly hard working and passionate about learning, which extends to his commitment to player development. The coaching experience he gained under the mentorship of Coach Wiese at Georgetown and Coach Casper, formerly at St. Francis and now at Notre Dame, has prepared Alan to help our program continue to move forward."
"I want to thank Coach Barnes and the George Washington athletics administration for this opportunity," said Fread. "I look forward to taking on new challenges in this role to help bring the GW women's soccer program to the next level. I’m fortunate to be joining an experienced staff led by Coach Barnes, an institution with a high standard of excellence, and a rising women’s soccer program in the A-10 conference."
Coach Fread joined the Colonials after serving as an assistant coach for the Georgetown men's soccer program. In charge of video production, Fread edited and analyzed game film to provide tactical feedback about upcoming opponents. He also assisted with daily training and technical player development throughout the season.
In 2015, the Hoyas had an impressive season with a record of 16-2-3 overall and 9-0-0 in BIG EAST play. The team set a program-record 18-game unbeaten streak including a 14-game win streak. Georgetown also took the BIG EAST Championship title, marking the first time in program history that the Hoyas won the league's postseason tournament.
Prior to his time at Georgetown, Fread spent two years at Saint Francis University as an assistant coach working specifically with goalkeepers. In addition to training responsibilities, Fread assisted in recruiting, game analysis, scouting, coordinating game day protocols, travel logistics and managing team gear and equipment. He was instrumental in student-athlete academic development and worked closely with compliance and academic coordinators to ensure student-athlete academic success.
A 2009 graduate of Penn State University, Fread earned a bachelor's degree in psychology with a business concentration. He holds an Advance National Diploma and a National Diploma from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA).
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