May 3, 2011

Duffy takes over King women’s soccer program

BRISTOL, Tenn. – King College announced on May 3, 2011, that Simon Duffy has been named as the new head coach of the Lady Tornado soccer program.

Duffy has spent the last five seasons at the helm of the women's soccer squad at Lambuth University in Jackson, Tenn. He was at Lambuth as the school endeavored to make the transition from NAIA to NCAA status and he won 24 matches in his tenure.

In addition to his head coaching duties, Duffy has been a part of the Tennessee Olympic Development Program Staff since 2009, served as the director of player/coaching development for JAWS (Jackson Area Wide Soccer) for the last five years, and served part-time as a head coach for the Jackson Soccer Club since Aug. 2002.

Duffy's first collegiate coaching experience came in the 2005 season at Young Harris College in Young Harris, Ga., as an assistant for the men's program. Prior to that he served as the head coach for two years for both the boys and girls programs at Martin Westview High School.

During his playing days at Lambuth, Duffy was a two-time All-Mid-South Conference selection and played for a Mid-South Conference champion team.  He holds a USSF National 'A' License, NSCAA 'Advanced National' License, and is a certified coach for the Football Association of Ireland.

Duffy earned his Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Lambuth in 2003 and his Master of Education from the University of Tennessee at Martin in 2005.

He replaces Louis Thorpe who has accepted the head-coaching role for the King men's soccer squad.