JOSEPH TIBBS NAMED HEAD MEN’S SOCCER COACH

JOSEPH TIBBS NAMED HEAD MEN’S SOCCER COACH

Albany, NY – Bryant & Stratton College is proud to announce Joseph Tibbs as the inaugural Head Coach for the men's soccer program. He brings impressive coaching experience from the elite club, high school, Olympic Development Program, and collegiate levels.

Tibbs most recently served as the served as the head coach for men's soccer at Fisher College. Prior to Fisher, he led the team at the University of Maine-Machias, and while there two student-athletes were named to the U.S.C.A.A. (United States Collegiate Athletic Association) All-American Team, as well as one being named to the U.S.C.A.A. National All-Academic Team.

Tibbs gained invaluable coaching experience at the NCAA Division I, II and III levels holding assistant coaching positions at St. Bonaventure University, Central Connecticut State University, Southern Connecticut State University, and Southern Virginia University. In addition, he has served as head coach or staff member of ODP (Olympic Development Program) teams in Alaska, Connecticut, Eastern New York, South Dakota, and Virginia.

A big supporter of youth soccer, Tibbs has been heavily in invested in youth development. He had a successful tenure as the Director of Coaching with the Fredericksburg Soccer Club Inc. (FSCI) in Fredericksburg, Virginia. He helped turn FSCI into a successful community-based club in the Northern Virginia area by creating technical initiatives in player development and coaching education. Tibbs implemented new year-long programming that attracted families from the recreation, academy, and competitive levels. In addition, he appointed the first full-time Youth Academy Director to oversee the development of players ages 5-12, and recruited several new head coaches to lead teams within the competitive select program.

Before FSCI, Tibbs served as Technical Director with the Alaska Rush Soccer Club in Anchorage, Alaska. During his time there, he managed the coaching staff, implemented player development clinics, and was responsible for increasing club standards. In 2011, Tibbs coached the AK Rush U15 Boys to the semifinals of the Alaska State Cup.

From 2008-2011, he worked as a professional staff coach with South Central Premier Soccer Club in Connecticut. During that time, South Central was a member of the U.S. Soccer Development Academy program. Tibbs coached several players that participated in the USSDA program, and many of his players have continued their careers at the NCAA Division I, II, and III levels.

He currently holds a US Soccer National "C" License, US Soccer National Youth License, NSCAA Advanced National Diploma, NSCAA Director of Coaching Diploma, and the NSCAA Level II Goalkeeping Diploma.

All prospective women's soccer student-athletes with interest can email coach Tibbs at jsmormantibbs@bryantstratton.edu.

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