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    Men's Soccer Announces 2013 Schedule

    The Pack hosts nine home games. Notre Dame, Syracuse, and Pittsburgh join a loaded ACC for the upcoming season


    Registration Open for Wolfpack Boys' Soccer Camp

    NC State head coach Kelly Findley hosts a full slate of day camps, residential camps, and college training sessions this summer


    Men's Soccer Releases Spring Schedule

    NC State men's soccer will play a pair of home matches, and visit nearby WakeMed Soccer Park to take on the Carolina Railhawks


    Findley Announces Eight Newcomers for 2013 Season

    NC State men's soccer added eight heralded newcomers as the Pack attempts to return to the national rankings in 2013


    Soccer Adds Pair of Recruits

    Head coach Kelly Findley announced Thursday that Travis Wannemuehler and Holden Fender will join Pack soccer for the 2013 season

    Kelly Findley became the eighth NC State men's soccer coach on December 22, 2010. After going to two straight NCAA Tournaments and being named the Horizon League Coach of the Year at Butler University, Findley came to Raleigh to take over a NC State soccer program rich in tradition.

    NC State returned to the ACC Tournament with an infusion of new talent, after knocking off No. 5 Louisville and earning a draw against No. 5 Syracuse during the regular season. Holden Fender made the All-ACC third team, while Zach Knudson landed on the All-Freshman squad. MLS SuperDraft picks Clement Simonin (No. 9 overall to Toronto FC) and Conor Donovan (No. 22 overall to Orlando City SC) established the Wolfpack as a launching pad to the pro ranks, with Simonin's selection the loftiest ever for an NC State men's soccer player.

    State finished the year with the No. 39 RPI in the nation, narrowly missing an at-large bid to the 48-team NCAA Tournament field, thanks to wins over RPI Top 20s North Carolina and William & Mary, and ties against RPI Top 15s Virginia and Wake Forest.Nazmi Albadawi made the All-ACC second team, Alex Martinez made the third team, and Travis Wannemuehler secured an All-Freshman honor. Martinez became the second Wolfpacker selected to the MLS SuperDraft under Findley, a third round selection to Sporting KC, and joined Albadawi on the NSCAA All-South Region second team.Findley's recruiting class for 2014 was ranked No. 3 in the country by

    The Wolfpack finished 10-10 while being led by transfer Alex Martinez, who earned a spot on the All-ACC first team. Martinez became the first Wolfpacker to make the first team since 2009. State leapt out to a 6-0 start, the second best in program history, eclipsed only by a 7-0 start in 1982. The 2012 Pack managed to climb as high as No. 14 in the national rankings.

    The Pack finished 7-11-2 with a roster comprised mostly of newcomers. The opening day lineup featured eight of the 11 starters appearing in their first game for NC State. The highlights of the season featured a 1-0 overtime win against No. 9 SMU and a 2-1 home win over No. 13 Boston College. In the classroom, the Pack once again earned the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Team Academic Award, and three players were named to the All-ACC Academic Team. Findley's first recruiting class (2012) was ranked No. 12 nationally by

    "Kelly Findley has great character, and is totally focused on winning championships and graduating his players," NC State Athletics Director Deborah A. Yow said when Findley was hired. "He is a rising star in NCAA soccer. He will revitalize Wolfpack men's soccer and will elevate our program to elite status in this sport."

    Findley came to the Pack after spending the previous five seasons as head coach at Butler, the last four of which he posted winning records. With the Bulldogs, Findley posted a record of 59-25-15 overall and 24-7-8 in Horizon League conference play. He was named the Horizon League Coach of the Year in both 2009 and 2010, after guiding Butler to the NCAA Tournament both seasons.

    His 2010 Butler squad entered the NCAA Tournament ranked No. 5 nationally, and was one of only two unbeaten teams in the nation. The squad finished the year 16-1-3. He also mentored the league player of the year and Herman Trophy semifinalist Ben Sippola.

    The 2009 squad also won the Horizon League championship, and over his final three years Butler went 18-1-5 in conference play.

    Findley values the academic work of his athletes as demonstrated by a three-year team GPA of 3.25 at Butler, and once earning the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) team academic award.

    Prior to his stint at Butler, Findley coached at Charlotte (2001-05) where he served three seasons as an assistant coach and two seasons as associate head coach. During his tenure at Charlotte, the 49ers compiled a 42-40-14 record, and in 2003 reached the finals of the Conference USA tournament for the second time in school history.

    Findley's first head coaching position was at Mars Hill College from 1999-2000. He guided the Lions to a 17-22 mark over the two seasons, including 10-8 in conference play and a runner-up finish in the South Atlantic Conference in 2000.

    Findley's other coaching experiences have been one season as an assistant at Miami (Ohio) in 1998, two seasons as an assistant coach with the Charlotte Eagles professional soccer team (1997-98) and one season as an assistant coach at Judson College (1992). During his tenure with the Charlotte Eagles, the professional club won two South Atlantic Division Championships.

    Findley enjoyed a standout collegiate career, as he was a four-time Most Valuable Player on the men's soccer team at Judson College in Elgin, Ill. He was a three-time NAIA All-American, a three-time NCCAA All-American, and a two-time NSCAA All-American as a midfielder. He was named the Northern Illinois Intercollegiate Conference Player of the Year for three consecutive seasons, and he was named Judson's Athlete of the Year in 1990.

    Findley helped Judson to its first NCCAA National Tournament championship in 1991, and he finished his collegiate career in fifth place on Judson's all-time assist list with 48. He was named to Judson's Athletic Hall of Fame in 2005.

    Following his collegiate career, Findley played professional soccer for the Charlotte Eagles for six seasons (1991-96). He helped the Eagles to three South Atlantic Division Championships, five divisional playoff appearances, and two trips to the national finals.

    Findley holds a USSF "A" license, a NSCAA Premier Diploma and is currently on both the NCAA Regional Ranking Advisory Committee and the NCAA Certification Committee.

    He and his wife, Joanne, have five children, Gabriel, Elysia, Corinne, Stephen and Keane.

    Year School Overall Rec. Conf. Rec. Finish
    1999 Mars Hill 7-14 4-4 4th
    2000 Mars Hill 10-8 5-2 2nd
    2006 Butler 7-11-2 2-4-1 6th
    2007 Butler 9-7-4 4-2-2 T-4th
    2008 Butler 13-3-4 5-0-3 2nd
    2009 Butler 14-3-2 6-1-1 1st
    2010 Butler 16-1-3 7-0-1 1st
    2011 NC State 7-11-2 2-6 8th
    2012 NC State 10-10 1-7 8th
    2013 NC State 8-5-4 3-5-3 10th
    2014 NC State 7-7-4 1-4-3 10th
    Totals 108-80-25 40-35-14

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