Middlebury College has announced the hiring of Greg Conrad '17 as an assistant men's soccer coach. He returns to Middlebury after playing professionally overseas, while spending time coaching youth teams in Iceland and Germany.
"I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to return to Middlebury and join the Panther coaching staff," said Conrad. "I am excited to work alongside Alex Elias in his inaugural season as head coach, and help him bring continued success to the program."
"Greg proved himself to be the quintessential student-athlete during his time at Middlebury as his soccer and academic accolades speak for themselves," said head coach Alex Elias. "He is a humble and gracious leader, and he will play an invaluable role in recruiting and mentoring the young men that will cultivate in our program at Middlebury."
Conrad joins the staff after graduating from Middlebury in 2017 with a bachelor's degree in psychology. He was named the 2014 NESCAC Player of the Year, just the fourth Panther in program history to garner the league's top honor. Following that season, Conrad earned Third-Team All-American honors. A four-year member of the Panthers, he was a three-time First-Team All-NESCAC selection and garnered National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) All-Region accolades in his final three seasons. He was a two-time team captain, ending his career on the soccer pitch with 69 points on 27 goals and 15 assists in 64 matches played.
Following the 2016 season, he was selected as an NSCAA Scholar All-American with a 3.48 grade point average.
After graduating from Middlebury, Conrad had a tryout with Vikingur Reykjavik in the top league in Iceland before signing with UMF Afturelding in Icelandic Deild 2. From there, he continued the season with UMF Tindastoll in the respective division. In early 2018, Conrad played in a trial game against VFL Bochum (2nd Bundesliga) before signing with DJK Tus Hordel of the Westfalenliga in northwest Germany.