January 11, 2011

Men's Soccer Names James Greenslit Assistant Men's Soccer Coach

WORCESTER, Mass. The College of the Holy Cross has named James Greenslit as an assistant men's soccer coach, as announced by head coach Ted Priestly and Athletic Director Richard M. Regan, Jr. Greenslit spent time as a New England reserve team member after a decorated college soccer career at Wheaton College.

Greenslit joins the Crusaders' soccer staff after spending the last two seasons as an assistant coach with his alma mater, Wheaton. During that time, Greenslit was also the soccer camp director for Northeastern. From 2007-2008, Greenslit spent time as an assistant coach at Northeastern. He is currently the head coach for the FC Greater Boston Bolts under-13 team as well.

"James has played a vital role in shaping the Wheaton and Northeastern soccer programs into what they are today," said Priestly. "We look forward to James making an immediate, positive impact on Holy Cross soccer as well."

Along with his experience as a soccer coach, Greenslit played three varsity seasons of Division III soccer at Wheaton from 2002-2004. He was a two-time NEWMAC player of the year and three-time NSCAA All-American soccer player while playing collegiately. Greenslit was also a member of the New England Revolution reserve team in 2007 and has played professionally for the Western Mass. Pioneers Professional USL-2 soccer team and the New Hampshire Phantoms Professional USL-2 soccer team.

"We are very pleased to bring someone of James' pedigree to the Holy Cross soccer program," continued Priestly. "His talent and experience as a college and professional soccer player, as well as his vision and ambition as a coach will add a great deal to our program moving forward."

Greenslit is a 2006 graduate of Wheaton, earning his B.A. in economics. In Aug. 2010, Greenslit received his NSCAA National Diploma.