Erik Temple has been named as the new head coach of Neumann University’s men’s soccer team.
Temple coaches Sporting Delaware’s U19 and U17 ECNL teams and was one of the founders of the club in 2020. He returns to Neumann, where he was an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator from 2014-2019.
“Neumann and its community has always been home and I’m honored to be the next Head Coach,” Temple stated in a news release.
Neumann University Director of Athletics and Recreation, Chuck Sack, made the announcement on Valentine’s Day.
“Erik’s enthusiasm and energy for the sport of soccer and the Neumann University community were evident throughout our search process,” Sack stated in a news release. “He demonstrated an authentic leadership style that will positively impact our current and future team members. We are excited to welcome Erik back to our community in the role of head men’s soccer coach.”
Previously, Temple was the club staff coach and boys high school director of the Delaware Football Club of Hockessin, Delaware. He was also part of the coaching staffs for Immaculata University and Penn Fusion Soccer Academy, and was director of coaching for the Delaware Union.
As a player, Temple starred at Salesianum High School on teams that won three Delaware state championships and played collegiately on York College of Pennsylvania teams that won three conference championships and made four appearances in the NCAA tournament.