Peter Kim Named Interim Head Coach of Women's Soccer

September 3, 2004

9/3/04 - Peter Kim has been named the interim head coach of the women's soccer program at Middlebury. He replaces six-year head coach Diane Boettcher, who left the College to pursue other endeavors. Her head softball coaching vacancy will be addressed later in the year.

"We're extremely happy to have Peter join the Middlebury staff on a full-time basis," said Director of Athletics Russ Reilly. "He was heavily involved in the program last season as an assistant coach and has a great deal of coaching experience at all levels."

Kim joined the Middlebury staff last fall as Boettcher's top assistant coach. He was involved with all aspects of the program including practice preparation, recruiting and scouting. He will bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the program with advanced licensure from both the USSF and NSCAA and over 10 years of coaching at the college, club and high school, and youth levels.

He played college soccer at the University of Vermont from 1989-92, and later earned his master's degree in Public Administration.  He is also an Associate National Staff Member for the NSCAA and a Regional Staff Coach for the Region 1 Olympic Development Program.

Kim has over a decade of high level coaching and administrative experience and has been involved with several soccer organizations throughout the state. In 2001 he was honored with the "Outstanding Contributor to Youth Soccer" award by the Vermont Soccer Coaches Association. Currently he serves on the board of directors for the Vermont Amateur Soccer League, the Vermont Adult Soccer Association, and the Vermont Youth Soccer Association. 

"I'm looking forward to building on the foundation we set last year," said Kim. "We have a dynamic team with the ability to play the game at a high level both effectively and attractively, and I am expecting great things of them this year."