Former Georgia Southern soccer star John Mohring is returning to southeast Georgia as the brand new head coach at Savannah Nation Day, SCD athletic director Jim Collis introduced Tuesday.
Mohring was a four-year starter and a group captain at linebacker for the Eagles and was named the squad’ s MVP in 2005 and 2006.
After school, he signed a free agent contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and took half in coaching camp. He performed within the Enviornment Soccer League as a linebacker for the Orlando Predators from 2007-08, and performed for the Gray Cup champions Montreal Alouettes from 2009-10 within the Canadian Soccer League. He additionally frolicked with the Iowa Barnstormers from 2011-13.
Mohring had teaching stints at Valdosta State, Arkansas State and Tusculum School earlier than returning to his alma mater Bishop Verot Excessive College in Fort Myers, Florida. Over the past 4 years, he was a defensive coordinator, Director of Athletic Efficiency and head coach for the Vikings, main the squad to Elite Eight finishes in 2018 and 2019. He was named a 2020 Coach of the 12 months finalist within the 3A classification final yr.
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“We’re actually enthusiastic about bringing coach Mohring in, he is a terrific rent for us,” SCD athletic director Jim Collis stated. “He performed at a really excessive stage and has a number of expertise as a coach. He is aware of the sport and is a superb motivator. We’re trying ahead to the alternatives which might be forward for our program.”
Collis coached the final two seasons at SCD, taking up for Dennis Coyle in 2019, when he helped lead the Hornets to a 10-1 document and the college’s first area title since 1980.
He stepped down in January after 39 years on the sideline to concentrate on his position as SCD’s athletic director. In January, SCD named assistant coach Tyler Ward as the brand new coach.
Collis stated Ward resigned from the college in April. He stated Ward is engaged and left to pursue alternatives nearer to his fiancée.
Collis stated Mohring is bringing a number of assistants alongside, together with his operating backs coach Joey Blackmore. The previous North Dakota State standout who began his teaching profession at his alma mater, then had stints at Minnesota State and the College of Jamestown.
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Mohring and his spouse Misa have a younger son, Bear Addison.
“It is an honor to be named head soccer coach at Savannah Nation Day,” Mohring stated in a press launch issued by the college. “I am trying ahead to the upcoming season, and I am wanting to share the data I’ve gained all through the years as an athlete, coach and educator. I am additionally trying ahead to constructing relationships and dealing side-by-side with the administration, college and fogeys.”
Dennis Knight covers sports activities for the Savannah Morning Information. Contact him at Dknight@savannahnow.com. Twitter: @DennisKnightSMN