Men's Soccer Retools Coaching Staff
Aug 18, 2014
EASTON, Pa. - Head coach Dennis Bohn of the Lafayette men's soccer program announced a number of coaching changes recently, including the promotion of second-year assistant coach A.J. Barnold and the hires of Jorge Chapoy and Scott Hawkins '08.
"Our program is excited to bring Jorge and Scott on board and move A.J. into a more prominent role," head coach Dennis Bohn said. "Jorge brings a wealth of offensive experience, while it's great to see Scott return to his alma mater and contribute to the Maroon and White once again."
Barnold begins his second season on College Hill and takes over the top assistant position following the departure of Justin Makar, who took an assistant position at the University of Michigan this offseason. Prior to his arrival in Easton, Barnold served as an assistant coach at nearby Muhlenberg College for two years.
Chapoy joins the Maroon and White after serving as the assistant coach at East Stroudsburg University for the past two seasons. During his time there, he assisted with all aspects of the program, while also running the team's camps and serving as the head coach for the U13 girls PAGS team of ENCO United and the U18 boys MAPS team of the RYSA.
Chapoy was a stand-out player during his time at East Stroudburg, scoring 76 goals and tallying 36 assists during his career. The Monclova, Mexico native was a First Team All-American in 2003 and was the PSAC Conference Player of the Year that same season.
Finally, Hawkins returns to the Leopards as an assistant coach this fall. Hawkins previously served on the staff for the Maroon and White in 2009, 2010, and 2012 following a stellar playing career. Since his graduation, Hawkins has spent time at the Major League Soccer National Sales Center, D.C. United Professional Soccer Team, Barclays as a Compliance Officer and DHL as a Manager of International Sales. Additionally, he was a Head Coach at the Player Performance Academy Camps this summer and headed the U12 boys team of ENCO United this past winter.
While on College Hill, Hawkins was an All-Patriot League performer all four seasons, earning First-Team laurels in 2005. The winner of the Charles L. Albert Award in 2008, he was an NCAA Scholar All-American and an NCAA Regional All-American in 2006 and 2007.
The Maroon and White get their season underway on Aug. 29, hosting Saint Peter's at Oaks Stadium at 7 p.m.