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Pepe Aragon

Head Coach, 2005/6 Boys Utica

Coaching Philosophy

Get players out of their comfort zones and push them to be the best that they can possibly be while still enjoying the training sessions and games.

Coaching Experience

1998 – Present - 23rd season as Head men’s soccer coach at Herkimer College 

  • Record at Herkimer: 407-40-20

  • 7 National championships – ‘99, ‘00, ‘05, ‘08, ‘11, ’12, ‘13

  • 5 National 2nd place - ’01, ’04, ’06, ’10, ‘19

  • 23 Region III championships

  • 5 time NSCAA National Coach of the Year – ‘99, ‘00, ‘05, ‘08, ‘11

  • 7 time NJCAA National Coach of the Year – ’99, ‘00, ’05, ’08, ’11, ’12, ‘13

  • 5 time Region III Coach of the Year – ‘00, ‘05, ‘11, ’13, ‘17

President NJCAA Men’s Soccer Coaches Association 

President Region III men’s soccer

Coached

  • 8 National Players of the Year

  • 1 Scholar National Player of the Year

  • 3 Scholar All-Americans

  • 16 Region III Players of the Year

  • 67 All-Americans

Licensing

NSCAA National Diploma

Associate Professor of Health and Physical Education

Playing Experience

High School

Binghamton High School

NSCAA high school All-American

All State team

Member of the 1988 Central Empire State Games

Professional:

1994/1995 – Played for the Canton Invaders of the NPSL 

1997 – Played for Cleveland Caps of the USISL

 

College

Herkimer College - 1989 & 1990

2 time NSCAA and NJCAA All-American

2 time all Region III team

1990 Male Athlete of the Year

Captained the 1990 team to a National 3rd place finish

 

Bowling Green State University - 1991 & 1992

NCAA Division I

2 time All Mid-American Conference team 

1991 Bowling Green Rookie of the Year

1992 – Made the NCAA national tournament for the first time in 22 years.

 

2000 - Named to the NJCAA All-Century Team along with Bruce Arena and Zach Thorton

2008 - Inducted into the NJCAA Soccer Hall of Fame as a player

2008 - SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Faculty Service at Herkimer College

2015 – Inducted into the Herkimer College Athletic Hall of Fame as a player