University of Maine at Fort Kent selects new head women’s soccer coach
FORT KENT, Maine – The University of Maine at Fort Kent has announced the selection of their new head women’s soccer coach and Sports Center manager, Scott Fogarty.
“We had a great opportunity to bring in a full-time women’s soccer coach,” said UMFK Athletic Director, Garett Sherman. “We wanted someone who was a tireless, year-round recruiter, a tactician and most importantly had a track record of academic excellence within their soccer program.
“Scott checks all three of those boxes, as well as being a former All-American soccer player himself,” Sherman said. “He is already off to a great start with several recruits lined up to visit UMFK before he has even made it to campus. He is a tremendous addition to our athletic department, UMFK as a whole, and the Fort Kent community.”
“At UMFK, our focus is on transforming students into professionals and readying them for the workplace,” said UMFK President John Short. “Mr. Fogarty is as focused on excellence in academics as he is on excellence on the field. He is a wonderful addition to our campus.”
Fogarty comes to Fort Kent from Central Christian College of Kansas in McPherson, Kansas. In his five seasons at the helm of Central Christian College, Fogarty led his team to the postseason three times including a trip the NCCAA Final Four in 2015. His teams set a variety of school records including wins in a season, fewest losses in a season, winning percentage, goals scored and fewest goals allowed.
Under Fogarty, Central Christian produced five NCCAA All-Americans, 20 NCCAA All-Region, two NAIA All-Region, and 11 NAIA All-Conference recipients, including NAIA Conference Goalkeeper of the Year and Player of the Year.
Fogarty also coached at Cairn University on the men’s side and ranks third all-time in wins at that institution. He has received a number of coaching awards, including four NCCAA All-Region Coach of the Year, two Central Christian College Coach of the Year and one NAIA Conference Coach of the Year award.
He has an NSCAA National Diploma, College Coach and Professional Development Certificate, Goalkeeper Level 1 License and USSF ‘D’ License.
In Fogarty’s playing days, he starred at Cairn University in Langhorne Manor, Penn., where he was First Team All-Conference in the North Eastern Athletic Conference and was a four-time NSCAA First Team All-American. He twice earned All-Tournament recognition at the NCCAA National Tournament. He earned the Wayne C. Fink Award, an honor presented annually to the student-athlete who brings the highest level of regional and national attention to Cairn’s athletic program, and was also voted team MVP twice.
“I am very excited to be joining the UMFK family,” said Scott Fogarty. “I want to thank Garett Sherman and the search committee for giving me this opportunity. The women’s soccer program has a very strong history and I’m looking forward to working with the ladies to challenging ourselves to new heights.”
Submitted by the Marketing and Communication Office of the University of Maine at Fort Kent.