More than a year after leaving Hofstra to take the head coaching position at Dixie State University in Utah, Gerry Lucey is returning to Long Island.
Hofstra women’s soccer head coach Simon Riddiough has named Lucey as an associate head coach. This is his second stint with the Pride. He served as a volunteer assistant from January of 2017 to January of 2018.
“I am truly excited to welcome Gerry back to our program,” said Riddiough. “We are incredibly fortunate to have such a talented coach like Gerry on our staff. Our student-athletes are going to learn and develop even more under his tutelage.”
In his only season at Dixie State, Lucey led his team to a 13-6 record and set school marks with 11 shutouts and a 0.53 goals against average. The Trailblazers finished fourth in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference and placed six players on the All-RMAC team. Dixie State was ranked sixth in the final NCAA South Central Region Poll.
The all-time assists leader as a player at LIU Post, he has also served as head coach at LIU Post, West Chester and Tampa. He has 166-54-19 record in his 11 seasons as a head coach.
Lucey also boasts an NCAA Division II National Championship, 8 NCAA Tournament appearances, 3 NCAA Regional Championships, 4 regular-season conference championships and 5 conference tournament championships.
Outside of collegiate play, Lucey played semi-professionally for the New York Greek American Atlas (1992-97) and professionally for the New Jersey Imperials of the United States International Soccer League (1995-97), earning USISL All-Star recognition in 1996. He spent 1997 with the New York/New Jersey MetroStars of Major League Soccer before spending 1998 to 2001 with the Long Island Rough Riders, becoming an A-League All-Star in 2000.
A native of Dublin, Ireland, Lucey received a bachelor’s degree in business management in 1994 and a master’s in international marketing in 2001, both from Post.