FREDERICK, MD. – Frederick Community College Dean of Students and Director of Athletics Jerry Haynes announced that the current Assistant Coach for the men's soccer program, Joseph Pratt, will be elevated to the position of Interim Head Coach for the 2021 season. He served as an assistant coach for the three previous seasons. He played an integral role during the 2020-21 season as FCC men's soccer captured the school's first-ever Region XX DI Men's Soccer Championship. More importantly, the team recorded one of their highest GPAs in the history of the program.
Pratt started his college soccer career at Tyler (TX) Junior College where he earned two letters in the 2011-2012 season. He scored the game-winning goal in overtime in the NJCAA Division I soccer championship in the 2012- 2013 season. After earning his AA from Tyler Junior College, he made the decision to transfer to the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) to play for Coaches Pete Caringi and Anthony Adams. His first goal in a UMBC uniform happened to be the game-winner against No. 23 Delaware. During his first season with the Retrievers, he won an America East Conference Championship. The team also advanced to the Division I NCAA Tournament and made history by going all the way to the Final Four in the 2013- 2014 season. During his senior season, the Retrievers finished with an 11-6-3 record.
Prior to his collegiate playing career, Joe competed in track and field at Gaithersburg High School. He was the captain of the men's soccer team and also earned Montgomery County Gazette Second Team honors in soccer as a junior in 2009. During his high school campaign, he played for the club teams U.S. Development- Potomac Academy and MSC Revolution. He was also part of the Maryland Boys ODP team (Region Call Back Camp) where he was selected to represent Maryland.
FCC Men's Soccer Fall 2021 Schedule: http://www.fccathletics.com/sports/msoc/2021-22/schedule
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