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New assistant coach Scott Gerseny will be the Dukes' recruiting coordinator.Courtesy: Towson Athletics
Gerseny Joins Women's Soccer as Assistant Coach
Courtesy:JMUSports.com Release:05/01/2012
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HARRISONBURG, Va., May 1, 2012 -- James Madison University women's soccer coach David Lombardo has announced the hiring of Scott Gerseny as assistant coach and recruiting coordinator.

Gerseny 
(pronounced GURR sinn NEEhas been an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at another Colonial Athletic Association school, Towson, for the last four years (2008-12).  He was promoted to associate head coach for the Tigers in August 2011.  Prior to joining Towson's program he was an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Eastern Kentucky (2005-08).

At Towson Gerseny coached Towson's first all-region player and eight All-CAA players, the most in any four-year span in the program's history.  He also coached five All-Ohio Valley Conference players at Eastern Kentucky.

"I am delighted to have Scott join our JMU staff and soccer family," said Lombardo.  "Scott's knowledge of JMU and the CAA from his time at Towson make him a good fit with our team and our program's aspirations.  He shares our vision that JMU should be a team that is regularly at the top of the CAA and is always in consideration for a NCAA berth... that came through loud and clear during his interview.

"Scott has a strong connection with most of the club teams and their coaches from our recruiting base, Virginia and the Mid-Atlantic region.  As our next recruiting coordinator, that was a huge consideration for his hiring.  He knows the type of players that we are looking for and has good access to them.

"I believe that Scott will help us make a quick turnaround from a disappointing and lackluster 2011 season. His excitement to be part of this program and help us return to the top of the CAA will be contagious."

Gerseny, a 2005 graduate of Florida, was an intern on the Gators' women's soccer coaching staff.  He played soccer at Ohio Wesleyan University in 2001 before transferring to Florida.

He has also coached the Baltimore Bays Under-16 club team, which won the 2010 Maryland State Cup.

Gerseny, who holds a USSF "A" coaching license, earned a bachelor's degree in sports management from Florida in 2005 and a master's degree in sports management from Eastern Kentucky in 2007.

He joins a JMU program that has made 10 NCAA appearances since 1995 and has advanced to the NCAA Tournament round of 16 three times (1995, 1996, 2008).  The Dukes have won three CAA titles (1995, 2002, 2010) and have been CAA runners-up three times (2001, 2006, 2009).  JMU has had only one below .500 season in 20 years of competition but finished the 2011 season with an 8-8-3 record.

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