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Berry Named Assistant Men's Soccer Coach

January 17, 2020  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Berry Named Assistant Men's Soccer Coach

Liberty Head Coach Kelly Findley has announced the addition of Jake Berry to the Flames men's soccer staff as an assistant coach.

"I want to thank Jose Gomez for his work over the past year. He is an excellent leader and coach and we wish him the best," stated Findley. 

"We are very excited to have Jake join our staff.  His experience and background are an excellent fit for Liberty Men's Soccer.  He brings a passion for people and player development, and his strong faith, work ethic and character will help our players reach their potential."        

Berry joins the Liberty men's soccer staff after three seasons as an assistant and five years on the coaching staff at Belmont Abbey. A goalkeeper during his college career, Berry worked with the team's goalkeepers from 2015-17, before moving into an active role in the team's recruiting and preparation. The Crusaders posted a 24-20-5 overall record, but dominated the Carolinas Conference with a 19-6-5 mark during his tenure.

In 2017, his first at Belmont Abbey, Berry was part of the Carolina Conference Staff of the Year. The Crusaders posted a 9-6-1 overall record and a 6-3-1 mark during the year.

Along with his time at Belmont Abbey, Berry coached at Campbell in 2014 and began his collegiate coaching career at his alma mater Messiah in 2013. As an assistant, he helped in guiding the Falcons to the NCAA Division III National title.

He also spent three seasons as an assistant coach and Director of Coaching with the United Soccer League's (USL) Charlotte Eagles, 2015-17. The Eagles, a soccer ministry, won the Premier Development League National Championship in 2017.

Berry was part of three NCAA Division III National Champion teams (2009, 2010, and 2012) while at Messiah. The goalkeeper appeared in 49 games for the Falcons, earning Mid-Atlantic Conference All-Commonwealth honors in 2010 and 2011. In 2012, he played with the Buxmont Torch of the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL).

Berry graduated from Messiah with a bachelor's degree in business administration in 2013 and later earned a MBA with a concentration in international entrepreneurship from Cairn.