David Lindholm Named Kingston Stockade FC Head Coach
Kingston Stockade FC of the NPSL has named David Lindholm as its next head coach ahead of the 2017 campaign. Lindholm is an assistant coach at Bard College and has worked with Chivas USA and the Colorado Rapids of Major League Soccer.
Lindholm takes over for George Vizvary who served as the first head coach in club history. Vizvary led Stockade FC to a 5-3-8 record in its inaugural season, including an impressive 5-0-3 run at home. Vizvary was named the 20th recipient of the prestigious Walt Chyzowych Lifetime Achievement Award.
“Stockade would like to thank Coach Vizvary for all his great work in building a strong foundation for our club,” said Dennis Crowley, club chairman . “We’re excited about Coach Lindholm building on top of that foundation and think he’s the perfect person to continue our tradition of connecting with the club and the community while putting a great product out on the pitch.”
Lindholm expresses excitement as he takes over the Kingston club for its second season.
“This club has done amazing things in a short time, and it is an honor to have been given this opportunity,” said Lindholm. “I would like to thank Dennis and the entire Stockade staff for putting their faith in me, and I look forward to a great season.”
Prior to joining Bard as an assistant coach in the summer of 2016, Lindholm coached at both the Division I level (University of Massachusetts) and Division III (Western New England University, Middlebury College), winning a National Championship with Middlebury in 2007. Lindholm completed his Master’s Degree in Sport Management at UMass in 2016.
From 2008-2014, Lindholm held positions with Chivas USA and the Colorado Rapids of Major League Soccer. He served as the Director of Media Relations for Colorado and has worked closely with esteemed professional coaches like Preki, Robin Fraser, Gary Smith and Pablo Mastroeni.
Lindholm graduated from Middlebury College in 2005, and was a goalkeeper at the university from 2001-2004. He then played two seasons of semi-professional soccer with the Vermont Voltage of the Premier Development League.
Stockade FC will be holding open tryouts again this year in March. For more information about tryouts email here.
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