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Delgado has compiled a 32-61-4 since being named head coach in 2008.
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Delgado Announces Plans to Resign as Head Soccer Coach
UALR Sports Information
Release: 10/10/2012

LITTLE ROCK - 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 Peterson.

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 league play.

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).

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