Alumnus Adrian Gonzalez (Class of 2020) was recently named the head soccer coach at Millennium Charter Academy in Mt. Airy, NC. Gonzalez was a captain on the CU Bruins soccer team for three years, leading the team to the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) South Regional Championship in 2019.
Gonzalez began playing soccer when he was six years old, and he acknowledges the positive influence of the men who coached him through the years. According to The Mt. Airy News, Gonzalez desires to have the same influence on the players that he will be coaching. From the article:
Gonzalez said he is grateful for all of the people he met during his playing career and for the opportunities soccer provided. He is hopeful that his playing career will help make the transition to coaching much easier.
“I guess it makes it a bit easier for me since I played the game; I can recognize what the team needs and what a player needs to work on to benefit the team,” Gonzalez said. “But there’s a big difference because in coaching you’re not on the field being that player. You’re the one viewing everything and trying to get information that you then have to teach.”