Karl Spratt
Karl Spratt
Title: Assistant Coach
Phone: 508-793-2726
Email: kspratt@holycross.edu
Previous College: University of Sunderland, 2005
Experience: First Season

Karl Spratt is in his first season as an assistant soccer coach at the College of the Holy Cross in 2011, working specifically with the goalkeepers. He joins the Crusaders' soccer staff after spending the last two seasons as an assistant coach with head coach Ted Priestly’s former team, UMass-Lowell. Spratt has also worked as the goalkeepers coach for the New England Revolution's Youth Development Program since 2009. In Spratt's first season with the organization, both the under-16s and under-18s successfully advanced to the U.S. Soccer Development Academy's playoffs for the first time ever.

Spratt's previous work experience includes coaching stints with a variety of English club academy programs, including Sunderland AFC and Darlington FC. He also spent time as the head goalkeepers coach with various universities in the northeast of England.

A graduate of the University of Sunderland, Spratt holds a bachelor's degree in sport and exercise development and his FA goalkeeping licenses. He has also earned the NSCAA’s national goalkeeping diploma.

A native of Newcastle, England, Spratt spent time as a player with Manchester United's youth academy, while he was also part of an England National Team developmental squad at the Under-18 level. In addition to his work with the Revolution, Spratt is a full-time instructor with Challenger Sports.