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STU hires Singh as New Coach

2009, July 23

Published Thursday July 23rd, 2009 

By The Daily Gleaner 

Macky Singh, who has a wide range of experience as a soccer coach and administrator, is bringing it to the sidelines as the new head coach of the St. Thomas Tommies women's soccer program. 

Singh was appointed to the post to replace Phil Thompson earlier this week by athletics director Mike Eagles. "We are extremely pleased to have Macky Singh as our new head coach," said Eagles in a press release announcing the appointment. "He is very qualified and motivated. We are sure that he will do a great job." 

Singh is excited to get started. "I am excited to be appointed and I look forward to building a solid foundation for the program that will be competitive this season and in future seasons," said Singh, who is also the regional technical director for Soccer New Brunswick. He also has a vast international resume, which includes a stint as national technical director for the New Zealand Universities Football Council, the high performance national technical director of the women's program for the Football Association of Malaysia, and a regional coaching and youth player development officer for the Mainland Football Federation in New Zealand. 

He also has previous university experience, leading the New Zealand Universities National Women's Team to the World University Games three times and was named New Zealand coach of the year for university sports in 2001. 

While playing competitive soccer in New Zealand, he earned a degree in Sport Coaching from the Christchurch College of Education and a diploma in Sports Psychology.

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