RICHMOND, Ind. – Long-time assistant coach Aaron Gustine has been named the seventh head men's soccer coach in the storied history of the Earlham College men's soccer program, when he was named to the post Thursday by Senior Director of Athletics Julie Kline.
Gustine recently completed his fourth year as an assistant coach for the Quakers, under previous head coach Sam Byrd.
"We are looking forward to seeing the level of excellence rise within our men's soccer program and the lives of our student-athletes transformed under Aaron's leadership," said Julie Kline, Earlham's senior director of athletics.
Gustine's time on the Earlham touchline includes the 2015 campaign, when the Quakers posted a 9-7-1 record, 6-2-1 in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference. Earlham finished third in the conference standings, earning the program's third berth in five seasons to the HCAC Men's Soccer Tournament.
Prior to his arrival at Earlham, Gustine served as an assistant coach at Emory & Henry College (Virginia) for the 2014 season.
"I am extremely excited to be the next head men's soccer coach at Earlham College. The Earlham student-athletes, staff, and community are very important to me and play a huge role in my life. I want to thank Senior Director of Athletics Julie Kline, the search committee, and the Earlham community for this opportunity to lead the men's soccer program."
Gustine graduated from Ferrum College (Virginia) with a degree in business and a minor in economics. A four-year letterman for the men's soccer program, Gustine set Ferrum career records for goals, assists, and points. For his efforts, Gustine was a three-time All-USA South honoree.
Gustine is currently the technical director for the Richmond Premier soccer club in Richmond, Ind., and has been involved with club level soccer for nine years. He previously coached with Valley AFC out of Roanoke, Va. He currently holds USSF and USC coaching licenses.
Gustine resides in Richmond with Wesley and their daughter, Amauri.
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