Kim Named Regional Coach Of The Year

December 16, 2013

Middlebury College women’s soccer coach Peter Kim has been named New England Regional Coach of the Year by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA). Now in his 10th year, Kim led the team to its most successful season in school history with a record of 17-2-3 and a trip to the final four.

Following the team’s NESCAC Championship this season, Kim was named the NESCAC Coach of the Year for the fifth time. He has taken the team to six NCAA Tournaments, while appearing in the NESCAC Tournament for all 10 years he has been at the helm. The Panthers have advanced to the NESCAC finals four times in his tenure, taking home the title in ’06 Kim joined the Middlebury staff in the fall of ‘03 as the top assistant coach. He was involved with all aspects of the program including practice preparation, recruiting and scouting. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the program holding both the USSF “A” License and NSCAA Premier Diploma, and over 10 years of coaching at the college, club, high school and youth levels.

He played college soccer at the University of Vermont from 1989-92. Later he earned his master’s degree in Public Administration, and was awarded the prestigious Marshall E. Dimock Award for Academic Excellence and Professional Leadership.

He is also an Associate National Staff Member for the NSCAA, and a Regional Staff Coach for the Region 1 Olympic Development Program. He continues to travel extensively in the name of soccer, studying player development systems around the world including Brazil, Chile, Argentina, and the Netherlands.

Kim has two decades 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. That year, he co-founded the Vermont Amateur Soccer League, to raise the level of adult play while developing a unique soccer mentoring program to connect adult and youth teams in the area.   Currently he directs Capital Soccer, a soccer education organization in Central Vermont, and is Director of Coaching and Player Development for the Capital Soccer Club.