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George Kiefer resigns as USF men's soccer coach



Highly successful USF men's soccer coach George Kiefer has resigned after 15 seasons to take the same job at N.C. State, the school announced Tuesday morning.

Kiefer, who led the Bulls to nine NCAA Tournaments and three conference titles including the 2016 American Athletic Conference regular season championship, informed the Bulls players of his decision Tuesday morning.

“George has been a tremendous asset to USF athletics for the past 15 years,” Bulls athletic director Mark Harlan said in a USF news release.

“We thank him for his service to our university and our student-athletes and wish him all the best in his future endeavors. We will begin a national search immediately to identify a new leader for our men’s soccer program.”

Kiefer compiled 151-80-48 record at USF, enduring only one losing season and guiding his 2008 and '11 teams to the Elite Eight of the NCAA tourney. At N.C. State, he'll replace Kelly Findley, dismissed earlier this month after managing only nine Atlantic Coast Conference victories in six seasons.

[Last modified: Tuesday, November 22, 2016 1:27pm]


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