“FC ATHLETICO is thrilled to announce the addition of Ken Hassler to our coaching staff. With over ten years of experience as the head coach of Catawba College men’s soccer, Hassler brings knowledge and expertise to our club.
Throughout his tenure at Catawba, Hassler has achieved remarkable success, leading the team to 61 career victories and multiple wins over top-ranked opponents. Under his guidance, Catawba has consistently performed at a high level, with four seasons of 8+ wins and a record-breaking 19 victories in the last two seasons alone.
His ability to develop talented players further demonstrates Hassler’s coaching prowess. He has coached three First Team All-Americans, two all-region selections, and one SAC Freshman of the Year. Additionally, his teams have received numerous academic awards, showcasing his commitment to nurturing well-rounded athletes.
Before Catawba, Hassler achieved great success at the University of Montevallo, where his teams won two Peach Belt Conference championships and earned three consecutive NCAA tournament bids. He also turned the Pfeiffer Falcons into a perennial NCAA Division II contender, leading them to top-ten regional rankings and a record-tying season of 13 wins.
Hassler’s coaching journey began at New England College and included stops at Plattsburgh State and Alfred University. He holds a bachelor’s degree in physical education from Plymouth State College and a master’s degree in physical education with a concentration in sports psychology from Ithaca College.
We are confident that Ken Hassler’s addition to FC ATHLETICO will significantly benefit our club and young athletes. His impressive track record, dedication to player development, and commitment to excellence align perfectly with our values. We look forward to the positive impact he will have on our team. Please join us in welcoming Ken and his wife, Luisa, to FC ATHLETICO.”