Regents tab Daniel Lingenfelter as new head coach
Rockford College, Sports Information Department
ROCKFORD, Ill. -- Rockford College Athletic Director Hank Espensen recently announced the promotion of Daniel Lingenfelter as the school's new men's head soccer coach. Lingenfelter was an assistant coach on a 2005 Regent men's soccer team whose season was cut short due to injuries.
"Rockford has a long tradition of soccer that these players are very eager to continue," said Coach Lingenfelter. "Last year was a difficult one for the players and the campus. But this year, we have kids who are excited to renew the legacy of Rockford soccer."
The 2006 version of Rockford Regent men's soccer includes nine freshman and three juniors, whose heart and passion for soccer will go a long way to re-establishing the soccer program. Lingenfelter's three-tiered philosophy of academics, soccer, and fun will be instrumental in maintaining the level of excitement in such a young team.
Lingenfelter graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2003 with a psychology degree. He has since coached various high school, college, and club teams, including Fenwick High School, Triton Junior College, Kendall College, and the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. He is currently pursuing an MBA at Rockford College. Lingenfelter has an Advanced National Diploma and a Regional Goalkeeping Diploma from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA).