Archbishop Spalding has announced the appointment of Patrick Crawford as the school’s new boy’s varsity soccer coach, replacing Nick Hondrum who stepped in has interim coach mid-way through the 2016 season.
Crawford is a graduate of Old Mill High School in Anne Arundel High School, where he was a soccer standout. He also played collegiately at Salisbury University and professionally in the indoor soccer circuit.
His coaching experience includes stints with the Harrisburg Heat and the ASA Charge men’s and women’s professional teams. He also served as a coach and board member with the Arundel Soccer Association.
“Coach Crawford is a long-time Anne Arundel County resident, and both his knowledge and dedication to the game as well as familiarity with the area will positively influence our soccer program going forward,” said Spalding athletic director Jeff Parsons.
Crawford will become the fourth head coach for the Cavaliers in the last 12 months. Prior to the 2016 season, Richard Moller was hired to replace the departing Trey Krell. Moller, a native of Germany, was also a college and indoor professional standout, but he was dismissed at Spalding because of conflicts with other coaching positions he held simultaneously.
Spalding posted an overall record of 4-14-1 in 2016 and the Cavaliers were 3-12-1 in the MIAA A Conference.