Kwame Lloyd named Salisbury women's soccer coach

SALISBURY, Md. – Salisbury University Director of Athletics and Recreation Dr. Michael Vienna announced the hiring of Kwame Lloyd as the University's Head Women's Soccer Coach on Saturday. Lloyd is the third head coach in program history.

Lloyd comes to the Sea Gulls after a two-year stint at Wittenberg University, where he led the Tigers to a 19-14-4 record, including a North Coast Athletic Conference regular-season title, the program's fifth NCAA tournament appearance and was named the NCAC Coach of the Year.

Lloyd is originally from the state of Maryland and has family in Silver Spring, Md.

"I'm looking forward to this next step in my career; I could not be happier to be a part of the Salisbury program," Lloyd said. "I'd like to thank Dr. Vienna, Coach Gerry DiBartolo and the rest of the search committee for the opportunity to join Salisbury University and return to my home state, and I look forward to taking the women's soccer program to the next level."

Lloyd played collegiately at Lincoln University for one season before transferring to Susquehanna University where he competed in both soccer and track & field. In 1990, he was named the Most Valuable Player of the men's soccer program, and earned his degree in political science in 1993.

After playing one year of professional soccer, Lloyd returned to Susquehanna serving as head coach of the women's soccer team and assistant coach for the women's lacrosse team from 1994-97.

Lloyd spent four years as the head coach of the men's and women's soccer teams and women's lacrosse team at Whittier College before returning east to Christopher Newport University. He piloted the Captains' women's soccer and lacrosse teams from 2001 until 2008. In that time, the women's soccer program claimed three USA South Conference tournament titles and appeared in the NCAA tournament three times, including a quarterfinal trip in 2004. He was named the USA South Women's Soccer Coach of the Year four times.

Lloyd spent three seasons as the head coach of the women's soccer program at Division I University of Vermont before arriving at Wittenberg.

"We are pleased to have been able to attract a coach of Kwame Lloyd's caliber," Vienna said. "His commitment to the development of the whole person through intercollegiate athletics competition will be a great fit for our current and future student-athletes."

Lloyd takes over a Salisbury program which has made four NCAA tournament appearances and won four Capital Athletic Conference titles, most recently in 2011. Last season, Salisbury advanced to the CAC title match before being eliminated in a penalty-kick shootout.

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