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Midland Welcomes New Interim Men’s Soccer Head Coach

Midland Welcomes New Interim Men’s Soccer Head Coach

Aug 30th , 2011

Today Dr. Ben Sasse, President of Midland University, announced the hiring of Sean Fraser of McKenzie, Tenn., as the head coach of the Midland Warriors men’s soccer team.

Fraser, 26, was the head coach and director of soccer for the Paris Soccer Club, a club team in Tennessee, he started in 2009 before coming to Midland.
“Sean brings the experience, professionalism and discipline that will take Midland men’s soccer to the next level,” Dr. Sasse said. “I’m excited to have him on board.”

A native of New Castle, England, Fraser played three years of professional soccer in England before coming to play soccer for Bethel University in Tennessee. A record setting player, Fraser was named to the All-Conference Soccer roster four years running, was Bethel’s 2004 Freshman Player of the Year, and was MVP in 2005 and 2006. He later became the place kicker for Bethel’s football team, and was named an All-Mid-South-Conference Kicker.

Fraser has more than 10 years of experience as a head coach, working with collegiate, secondary and youth soccer teams. In addition to coaching, his has served as an overseas recruitment and scouting adviser, organized numerous club teams and tournaments, and managed operations and staff.

Fraser said, “I'd like to thank everyone for making me feel so welcome, and I want to thank President Sasse for the faith shown me. One huge factor in making this move was the focus they put on progressing academically and competitively, both as a program and as a school.”

In addition to leading the Paris Soccer Club, he was an assistant coach for the Bethel University Women’s Soccer team and coached the Henry County High School Boys team, a co-ed team for McKenzie Middle School and the Lady Danger Soccer Club, all in Tennessee.

While playing in England, he was the interim head soccer coach at East Durham Community College in Durham, and Sunderland Football Club Youth Coach. In 2008, Fraser completed a bachelor's in physical education, teaching and coaching, and received a master's in education this spring, both from Bethel University.

Fraser’s team will play on the road next week in Wisconsin, and will host his alma mater at home on Christensen Field in Fremont on Saturday, Sept. 10 at 1 p.m.