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Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012 1:41 p.m.

Twenty-year coaching veteran named men’s soccer assistant coach

Jim Felix, men's soccer

Photo courtesy of GW Athletics Communications.

Jim Felix, a 20-year coaching veteran, will take to the field with the Colonials next season as an assistant coach for the men’s soccer team.

Felix will join first-year head coach Craig Jones’ staff, who was promoted to head coach following former head coach George Lidster’s retirement at the conclusion of the 2011 season. Felix holds a Premier License from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America and spent the last five years as the assistant coach of U.S. Youth Soccer’s Region I Boys’ U-15 Olympic Development Program Team.

“I look forward to working with coach Jones in bringing GW to the next level in NCAA soccer. It is truly a privilege to be involved with such a prestigious institution with great student-athletes,” Felix said.

Felix previous served as an assistant at six Division I programs: Cornell from 1986 to 1987, Harvard from 1991 to 1994, Boston University in 1994, South Florida from 2000 to 2003, Georgetown from 2004 to 2906, and Columbia from 2006 to 2007, and was the head coach at Stony Brook from 1987 to 1991.

Felix also holds the National and Advanced National Diplomas from the NSCAA, and ‘A’ and ‘B’ Licenses from the United States Soccer Federation.

“I’m extremely happy to be adding Jim to the coaching staff,” Jones said. “His vast experience and knowledge of the game will have an immediate impact on the program as we move forward and build on our recent successes.”