December 20, 2004

Holy Cross Names Dmitriy Strunkin Assistant Men's Soccer Coach

Aug. 25, 2004

Worcester, Mass. - Holy Cross Athletic Director Richard M. Regan, Jr. announced today that Dmitriy Strunkin has been namd Assitant Men's Soccer Coach.

"I'm delighted to have the opportunity to work with Elvis (Comrie) at an institution like Holy Cross," said Strunkin. "It's a whole new level of coaching for me, and I'm excited to use all of the experience I've gained to help and develop the players here."

Strunkin brings with him a wealth of knowledge and professional experience on the soccer field, especially at the goalkeeper position. He most recently played for the Connecticut Wolves Pro-Soccer Club, where he was called up to play a game for the New England Revolution in 2002. Prior to his time in Connecticut, he spent the 2001 season with the New Hampshire Phantoms Pro-Soccer Club.

Strunkin's soccer experience also extends internationally, having played two years for Dynamo Stavropol, in the 2nd Division of the Professional Football League in Russia, and two years for Zenit (St.Petersburg) Professional Football Club in the Premier League.

Strunkin also served as the Camp Director of the Star Goalkeeper Academy in New Britain, CT from 2001-2002.

Strunkin earned a Master's degree in Business Administration at Northeastern University in 2004. He is a 1998 graduate of the University of Economics and Finance at St.Petersburg in Russia.