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Grace Names Patrick As Next Men’s Soccer Coach

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Grace College is pleased to announce the hiring of Aaron Patrick as the next head coach for the men’s soccer team.

Patrick will be the 14th head coach in the 53-year history of the program. He comes to the lancers from Goshen College, where he coached for five seasons.

The Grimsby, England, native helped the Maple Leafs reach the Crossroads League semifinals in 2017 with a 12-6-2 record, and Goshen was also the CL tournament runner-up in 2014.

Patrick also led Goshen to academic success in the classroom. The Maple Leafs have achieved NAIA Scholar Team status in each of the past four seasons, topping 3.30 GPA as a team every year.

“I would like to thank Grace President Dr. Bill Katip and Chad Briscoe for allowing me the opportunity to lead the men’s soccer program at Grace. I look forward to building on the culture that Coach Hotchkin has created in the program. Grace has a great tradition and soccer history, and I look forward to being a part of that history moving forward,” Patrick said. “I am excited to build new relationships with the current players, recruits, staff and the alumni. My family and I look forward to being a part of the Grace College community and investing in the lives of the players in the program for years to come.”

Patrick takes the helm of one of the most successful programs in NAIA history. Grace has racked up 502 all-time wins, seventh-most among NAIA institutions. The Lancers won 15 games in 2018, the most in program history since 1983.

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