Longmeadow, Mass. – Bay Path University is excited to announce Craig Wilkinson as the new Head Coach of the varsity soccer program. He is joining the University from Black Rock FC, where he is the Head Coach and Director of Operations.
Wilkinson was previously the Head Men’s Soccer Coach and Facilities Coordinator for Medaille College in Buffalo, New York, where he led the team to their first regular session championship since 2013, coached 14 Academic All-Conference students, and was the AMCC Coach of the Year.
"I couldn't be more excited to be joining the Bay Path family and building a great women's soccer program,” Wilkinson shared. “We will represent the University and the community at a high level in the USCAA and I cannot wait to begin working with the current student-athletes and future Wildcats next fall. I am looking forward to turning their potential into excellence on the field, in the classroom and in the community and creating an environment where women want to come to develop both athletically and academically.”
Last fall, Bay Path moved from the National Collegiate Athletic Association to the United States Collegiate Athletic Association, and the soccer team will compete at the Division I level.
"With Wilkinson as the Head Coach, we believe we will have future opportunities to participate in championship situations as we begin this year as part of the USCAA," shared Steve Smith, Bay Path’s Director of Athletics.
About Bay Path University
Bay Path University was founded in 1897. With locations in Longmeadow (main), East Longmeadow (Philip H. Ryan Health Science Center), and Concord (MA), Bay Path's innovative program offerings include traditional undergraduate degrees for women, The American Women's College, the first all-women, all-online accredited bachelor's degree programs in the country; and over 60 graduate programs for women and men, including doctorate degrees. Bay Path's goal is to equip students with the confidence in the fundamentals of their chosen field, the curiosity to question the ordinary, the leadership to show initiative, and the desire to make a difference.