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Lundy Signs Five-Year Contract Extension Through 2015 Season

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          Release: 06/27/2011
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CofC Head Coach Ralph Lundy
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CHARLESTON, S.C. - College of Charleston men's soccer head coach Ralph Lundy has signed a five-year contract extension which runs through the 2015 season.

The winningest men's soccer coach in program history, Lundy currently ranks third among active NCAA Division I men's coaches with 407 career victories and 10th on the all-time list. In fact, only 13 coaches have ever reached the 400-win milestone. He claimed his 400th career victory in a 1-0 shutout at No. 19-ranked Wake Forest on Sept. 21, 2010.

Lundy has led the Cougars to five NCAA Tournament appearances, 19 winning seasons and six conference championships since the program's transition from NAIA to NCAA Division I status in 1991. He owns a 276-192-30 record (.554) and will enter his 25th season at The College in the fall.

"I love the College of Charleston and being a Cougar," Lundy said. "I continually enjoy working with young people and coaching. It's what I've been blessed to do over the last 35 years."

Lundy began his illustrious coaching career at Erskine College in 1976 and compiled a 131-71-13 record in 11 seasons with the Flying Fleet. Over those 11 seasons, the team boasted winning records in nine of them and won seven league championships. An annual soccer award is given in Lundy's honor who is an Erskine Athletics Hall of Fame inductee.

"Coach Lundy loves the sport of soccer," CofC Director of Athletics Joe Hull said. "His passion, energy and commitment are remarkable. He has enjoyed a tremendous career and I am glad he wants to continue. He is very optimistic about what our team can accomplish under his leadership and so am I."

Lundy and the Cougars look forward to the fall season with the addition of six highly-touted recruits to build upon last year's success. They are coming off a memorable trip to the second round of the NCAA Tournament, an 11-5-3 record and were rated as high as No. 10 in the NCAA RPI during the 2010 campaign.

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