New Men's Soccer Assistant Coach Named
Lions Sign Clem Oancea from FC Dallas
WAXAHACHIE, Texas -- The Southwestern Assemblies of God University men’s soccer team added a pivotal piece to their leadership with the acquisition of a new Assistant Coach.
Clementin Oancea, a former player on the Romanian National Team and the Director of Coaching for FC (Futbol Club) Dallas, has joined the Lions, according to second year Head Coach Aaron DeLoach.
The move that brought the native of Deva, Romania to SAGU, appears to be an advantageous hire for the developing college soccer program. His extensive background in the game, recruiting connections as well as his understanding Southwestern’s mission and purpose will be a great benefit for Coach DeLoach. It could lead Lions soccer upward as a premier program in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area.
“Clem brings a great wealth of experience as both a coach and player,” DeLoach said this week. “His primary role with us will be to expand the development of players and game tactics.”
“He will also be a solid spiritual mentor to the guys while creating opportunities for ministry through the Charity Cup,” he continued. The latter is a “great sports ministry group,” according to DeLoach, an organization that was founded by Oancea.
“I am excited to have Clem with us,” added DeLoach, who also has played professionally in the United States. “He is well-known throughout the Dallas soccer community. His insights and associations will strengthen our recruiting efforts.”
Oancea played in the 1990 World Cup in Italy. Romania advanced to the Round of 16. He came to the Metroplex twenty years ago as a professional player with the Dallas Burn (now FC Dallas). He signed a pro contract at age 16 with the Romanian Soccer Federation.
He holds a Master’s Degree in Physical Education and Sport from the Transylvania University of Brasov (Romania) and a *UEFA ‘B’ coaching license since 1990. *Union of European Football Associations
SAGU will start their season in sixty days, August 16, at Western Texas College.