Lundy Signs Four-Year Contract Extension
CHARLESTON, S.C. – College of Charleston Head Coach Ralph Lundy has signed a four-year contract extension that runs through the 2019 season, Director of Athletics Joe Hull announced on Tuesday.
“We are so pleased that Ralph Lundy will continue as our soccer coach,” Hull said. “He is an exceptional coach who has an amazing passion for College of Charleston Soccer and the young men on his team. Through his camps, his involvement with youth soccer and his coaching career, Ralph has been a positive force in the lives of thousands of soccer players. He loves teaching the game. Expect CofC to compete for the CAA Championship and an NCAA berth next fall.”
In his 29th season as head coach of the men’s soccer program, Lundy has led the Cougars to 19 winning seasons, five conference championships and five NCAA Tournament appearances. CofC has also been nationally ranked as high as No. 17 in the Soccer America Top 25 Poll in his tenure.
“I am very excited about this new contract,” Lundy said. “The College of Charleston is a great institution and I have great players. We are determined to win championships and can’t wait for the 2016 season to begin.”
The two-time conference Coach of the Year has amassed 432 career wins and earned his 300th career victory at The College in a 1-0 shutout of No. 22-ranked Hofstra on Oct. 17, 2015 at Patriots Point in Mt. Pleasant, S.C. He currently ranks No. 4 among active NCAA Division I head coaches in career victories (432) behind South Carolina’s Mark Berson (483), Penn State’s Bob Warming (448) and Marshall’s Bob Gray (439). In addition, Lundy ranks amongst the Top 30 NCAA Division I coaches all-time in career victories.
“Our College of Charleston men’s soccer program has been successful for nearly 30 years due to the legacy of Ralph Lundy,” College of Charleston President Glenn McConnell (Class of ’69) said. “You do not often see that kind of success and longevity at one institution in college athletics. We are very fortunate to have such a coach of his caliber and knowledge of the game leading our young men on-and-off the field.”