-With the 2013 season quickly approaching, FGCU head men's soccer coach Bob Butehorn announced the hire of assistant coach Chris Gores.
"I'm excited about the opportunity to have Chris work with us, and lend his vision to our program," said Butehorn.
Before joining the Eagles, Gores spent three seasons as an assistant coach for the Harvard men's soccer team, where he focused heavily on recruiting, and helped coach the team to numerous upsets against nationally ranked opponents.
Prior to beginning his coaching career, Gores spent eight years playing professionally for five different teams in the United Soccer League. Additionally Gores served as captain of the Puerto Rico Men's National Team, competing in both the 2010 World Cup qualifiers and the 2005 Digicel Cup.
Gores played collegiately at Stanford, where he led the nation in scoring defense and helped the Cardinals finish second in the NCAA Tournament during the 1998 season. He graduated in 2000 with a degree in international relations.
In 2011 Gores received the FIFA recognized United States Soccer Federation National 'A' License.
The three-time defending Atlantic Sun champion FGCU men's soccer team opens the 2013 campaign on the road at USF August 30 at 8 p.m. and opens play at home against FIU on Saturday, September 7 at 7 p.m. at the FGCU Soccer Complex. Tickets can be purchased in person at the Alico Arena ticket office, by phone at 239-590-7145, or online at FGCUathletics.com/tickets.
The FGCU Eagles are part of the A-Sun Confer-ence with six men's and nine women's Division I intercollegiate programs. Ticket information for upcoming events is available by calling 239-590-7145. Additional results and schedule information are available at fgcuathletics.com.