Release courtesy of Dickinson College Athletic Communication
(CARLISLE, Pa.) – Dickinson College has announced the hiring of Jorge Chapoy (East Stroudsburg University '03) as the next head coach of the Red Devil men's soccer program.
Chapoy comes to Carlisle from Division I Lafayette College, where he has spent the past six seasons serving as the assistant men's soccer coach. He has been involved in all aspects of the program and played a key role in the recruitment efforts, regionally, nationally, and internationally.
He assisted with the day-to-day operations of the program, including the planning and execution of training sessions, video review and breakdown, travel logistics and scouting reports. He was closely involved in all game day decisions and tactical preparation, helping to lead the Leopards to the 2019 Patriot League Championship match.
Chapoy said he knew almost immediately that this was the place he wanted to continue his career and looks forward to joining the Red Devil coaching staff. "I am incredibly grateful and honored for the opportunity to be the next head coach of the Dickinson College men's soccer program. The moment I set foot on campus and met with some of the members of the search committee, I knew Dickinson College would be the perfect place for my family and me."
He is excited and ready to begin this next chapter, adding, "I am looking forward to leading the student athletes and doing everything I can to help them thrive on and off the field. I want to thank the members of the search committee and Director of Athletics Joel Quattrone, for their belief in me to continue to move the program forward."
He also expressed his appreciation to his former colleagues for preparing him for this opportunity as well. "I want to thank coach Dennis Bohn for his mentorship and guidance during the last six years at Lafayette, along with Lafayette Director of Athletics Sherryta Freeman and the other wonderful members of the Lafayette athletics community. I cannot wait to meet the players and to get started."
Prior to joining the staff at Lafayette, he spent two years at his alma mater, East Stroudsburg University, where he was also closely involved in all aspects of the program. During his playing days at ESU, he was a stand-out player, scoring 73 goals and handing out 36 assists during his career. He graduated from Pecquea Valley High School, coming as an international student from Monclova, Mexico. He went on to become a First-team All-American in 2003 and was the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Player of the Year that same season. He received a B.S. the fall of 2003 and earned an M.S. in Sports Management in 2005.
Following graduation from East Stroudsburg, Chapoy entered the business world and served as a corporate buyer before returning to his passion and beginning his career as a collegiate soccer coach. He added to his coaching resume, running summer camps, and serving as the head coach for the U13 girls PAGS team of ENCO United and the U18 boys MAPS team of the RYSA.
He earned his National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) National Diploma in 2012 and received an Advanced National Diploma in 2013.
Dickinson Director of Athletics Joel Quattrone expressed the department's excitement about the addition of Chapoy to the coaching staff. "We are extremely happy to welcome Jorge Chapoy, his wife Kim, and their children to the Dickinson athletics family. Jorge is the perfect fit for our soccer program. He will provide quality instruction, motivation and mentorship to our student-athletes while working to take the program to the next level. We all look forward to working with Jorge as he begins his Dickinson journey."
He is officially set to start on October 1.