- UALR head soccer coach Freddy Delgado
has announced plans to resign at the conclusion of the 2012 season. Since being
named head coach at UALR in 2008, Delgado has compiled a 32-61-4 overall record
and a 14-33-3 mark in Sun Belt Conference play.
"At this point, it is important that we continue to push forward and end
the season the best we can," said Delgado. "This group has shown tremendous
character throughout and we expect that perseverance to continue.
"I want to thank UALR and the Little Rock community for their support
over the last five years. I also want to thank the student-athletes, both past
and present, for their hard work and dedication. I hope I had as much of an
impact on their lives as they did on mine. We achieved some great things and I
wish UALR and the soccer program nothing but the best in the future."
After qualifying for the Sun Belt Tournament in each of
Delgado's first two years as head coach, the Trojans have missed the season-ending
conference tournament each of the past two seasons and currently sit at 1-13-0 and
0-6-0 in conference play through 14 matches this season.
"We appreciate everything Freddy Delgado has done for the UALR soccer
program over the last five years, and certainly wish him all the best moving
forward," said UALR Director of Athletics Chris
Delgado was named head coach at UALR on April 15, 2008
following a seven-year stint as Assistant Coach at ULM.
In his first season with
the Trojans, Delgado led the team to its third-consecutive berth in the Sun
Belt Tournament while compiling an overall record of 8-11-2 and going 4-6-1 in
Delgado made history in his second season
in Little Rock, guiding UALR to the program's first-ever appearance in the Sun
Belt Tournament title game. The 2009 Trojans became the first No. 8-seed in
league history to knock off a No. 1 seed, notching a 1-0 overtime victory
against top-seeded FIU in the tournament's opening round. UALR followed its
victory over FIU by defeating fourth-seeded North Texas the following day to
earn the program's first trip to the conference title game, where it would
eventually fall by a 1-0 final score to No. 2 Denver.
The 2010 and 2011 Trojans finished their
seasons 7-12-1 and 7-13-0, respectively, and narrowly missed qualifying for the
Sun Belt Tournament both years.
UALR has four games remaining on its 2012
regular season schedule, including home matches against North Texas (Oct. 14), Florida
Atlantic (Oct. 18) and Arkansas State (Oct. 26).