Lindholm steps down as Stockade FC Head Coach

Coach Lindholm thanking Stockade FC fans after the 2017 NPSL Northeast Regional Semi-Final.

Coach Lindholm thanking Stockade FC fans after the 2017 NPSL Northeast Regional Semi-Final.

KINGSTON, N.Y. – Kingston Stockade FC announced on Monday that David Lindholm, who served as the club’s Head Coach for the past two seasons, has stepped down from the post.

“Having the opportunity to work with the players and staff at Stockade FC has been an absolute honor,” said Lindholm. “While I would love to continue coaching the team, my work in the athletic department at Bard College requires my full dedication. I hope I can continue to be helpful to the Stockade FC organization in whatever way possible.”

“It’s been a pleasure to work with Coach Lindholm these past two seasons,” said Stockade FC Chairman Dennis Crowley. “Under his leadership our club won its first Conference Championship and qualified for its first U.S. Open Cup. His hard work has cemented Stockade FC’s reputation as a high-quality club where great players can grow and develop.”

Lindholm joined Stockade FC prior to the 2017 season, helping the club to a conference championship and a 7-4-1 (W-L-T) record in his first year. The team also earned a berth in the 2018 U.S. Open Cup. In his second season, the team had a 3-5-2 record with highlights including a 5-1 win over Boston City FC at home and a come-from-behind 4-4 draw with defending national champions Elm City Express.

“I am grateful to Dennis Crowley for his trust, and for the coaches, players, and staff for all their support,” said Lindholm. “This club is in a wonderful position to continue to grow and succeed, and I look forward to being in the stands for as many games as I can next season and beyond.”

The club has already begun the process of selecting a new Head Coach and expects to make an announcement in the near future.

Kingston Stockade FC competes in the semi-professional National Premier Soccer League (NPSL), the fourth division of American soccer, and has achieved unprecedented success in just three full seasons, winning a conference championship in 2017 and competing in the U.S. Open Cup in 2018. The club is committed to helping improve and develop lower-division soccer in the United States, through an open-source and accessible approach.