By Randy Kim, Kingston Stockade FC GM
KINGSTON, N.Y. -- Kingston Stockade FC is proud to announce that they have hired David Lindholm, a coach at Bard College who has worked at every level of American soccer, to take over as head coach of the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) club.
Lindholm takes over for ex-head coach George Vizvary, who was the first head coach in club history. Vizvary led the club to a 5-3-8 (wins-draws-losses) record in its inaugural season, including an impressive 5-0-3 home record.
Club chairman Dennis Crowley expressed excitement at the new hire.
"Stockade would like to thank Coach Vizvary for all his great work in building a strong foundation for our club," said Crowley. "We're excited about Coach Lindholm building on top of that foundation and think he's the perfect person to continue our tradition of connecting with the club and the community while putting a great product out on the pitch."
Lindholm was also excited about his opportunity to take the reins with the Kingston club.
"This club has done amazing things in a short time, and it is an honor to have been given this opportunity," said Lindholm. "I would like to thank Dennis and the entire Stockade staff for putting their faith in me, and I look forward to a great season."
Prior to joining Bard as an assistant coach in the summer of 2016, Lindholm coached at both the Division I level (University of Massachusetts) and Division III (Western New England University, Middlebury College), winning a National Championship with Middlebury in 2007.
From 2008-2014, Lindholm held positions in the front offices of Chivas USA and the Colorado Rapids of Major League Soccer. Lindholm was the Director of Media Relations for the Rapids, and has worked closely with esteemed professional coaches like Preki, Robin Fraser, Gary Smith and Pablo Mastroeni.
Lindholm graduated from Middlebury College in 2005, and was a goalkeeper at Middlebury from 2001-2004. He then played two seasons of semi-professional soccer with the Vermont Voltage of the Premier Development League.
Stockade FC will be holding open tryouts again this year in March. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in getting more information about the tryouts.
Kingston Stockade Football Club is a men's semi-professional soccer team based in Kingston, N.Y. Stockade FC represents the Hudson Valley in the NPSL, which is the 4th division of the U.S. soccer pyramid. For more information on Kingston Stockade FC, visit http://stockadefc.com. You can also follow the club on both Twitter and Instagram at @StockadeFC and Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/stockadefc