BALTIMORE – UMBC Women's Soccer Head Coach Leslie Wray has added David Stockum to her coaching staff for the 2015 campaign. Stockum will be an assistant coach and will work closely with the team's goalkeepers.
"We are excited to have David join our staff," said Wray. "He comes in with a lot of experience at the college and club level. He was a fantastic athlete at Louisville and we are confident that he will bring knowledge and enthusiasm to the position."
Stockum was a four-year letterwinner and goalkeeper with the University of Louisville men's soccer team. The Cardinals earned a pair of BIG EAST regular-season championships during Stockum's tenure. During his senior campaign, UofL was ranked the top team in nation and made a run through the NCAA Tournament before falling in the national championship game to Akron. Stockum graduated with a degree in sports administration from Louisville in 2011.
After taking a brief hiatus from the sports industry following his playing career, Stockum signed on as the Director of Goalkeeping and the Director of Tournaments for the Ohio Elite Soccer Academy in 2013. The Fairfield, Ohio, native designed and administered club-wide training programs for goalkeepers, including physical and psychological training methods in order to maximize performance, while also managing day-to-day procedures for pre and post tournaments for college, high school and youth teams. Stockum furthered his tutelage experience by serving as an assistant coach for the Cincinnati State Community College men's soccer team in 2014.