HIGH SCHOOL BOYS SOCCER: Alexander Central names McConnell as new head coach

Published Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019


TAYLORSVILLE – Alexander Central High has named David McConnell, who formerly coached boys’ soccer at Forestview, as its new varsity boys’ soccer head coach.

McConnell works as a Credit Recovery and Online Courses teacher at Alexander Central, and he was head boys’ soccer coach at Forestview from 2015-17.


His coaching experience also includes seven seasons as an assistant coach at Statesville High and five years as head coach at McDougle Middle School in Chapel Hill.

“I am thrilled and excited about the opportunity to lead the (boys) soccer team at Alexander Central,” McConnell said in a press release by the school’s athletic department. “When I was in high school, I competed against AC in many different sports and I am familiar with their success of many different sports.

“I hope that I can continue the standard of excellence that is displayed throughout the school, and I hope to build the soccer program into a successful competitor.”

The Cougars went 8-10-2 overall last season and 6-8-0 in the Northwestern 3A-4A, finishing in fifth place. They did not qualify for a state playoff bid.

“David played college soccer and has coached the game at different levels also (and) I feel David will be a great leader for our soccer program and is a good fit for our athletic department,” Alexander Central Athletic Director Nathan Robinson said in the press release. “

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