Sharif Saber Named New Women's Soccer Head Coach

Sharif Saber Named New Women's Soccer Head Coach

Sharif Saber has been named head women's soccer coach at the University of Mount Olive, it was announced by Associate Director of Athletics LaToya Lindsey Wednesday.

"Sharif brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience and is going to be a great addition to the athletics' staff. He has the initiative and drive that will help propel our women's soccer program to the next level. We are very fortunate to have Sharif join us and we are excited to see him and the team succeed," said Lindsey.

"I want to thank Erik Burstein, the Kutztown University women's soccer head coach, without him I would not be here today. I also want to thank Jeff Eisen and LaToya Lindsey, who were wonderful during the interview process. Finally, I want to thank my previous players," said Saber." "I am really looking forward to being here. There is a tremendous opportunity at UMO and I feel we have the potential to build a successful sustainable program. Genuinely, it will become a soccer family. I do not know how long it will take but it is going to be a fun journey."

Saber spent the past year as the assistant coach at NCAA DII Kutztown University. During his time at KU Saber helped the Golden Bears to 16-4-1 overall record, a No. 1 DII National ranking, and an NCAA Tournament Appearance. Before his time at Kutztown Saber spent time as the head coach at Penn State Brandywine from 2015-17. While at PSUB Saber was named the USCAA National Coach of the Year after leading the Lions to a Pennsylvania State University Athletic Conference Championship and an appearance in the USCAA national tournament in 2016. 

He also has served as a staff coach at Penn Fusion Soccer Academy, where he earned coach of the year honors in 2017, as well serving as the head coach of the Kutztown High School varsity team from 2011-13. Saber was also a member of the USCAA 30 under 30 class of 2014 the recognizes the top coaches under 30 years of age for their excellence in coaching.

He obtained his Bachelor's Degree in History from Bloomsburg University in 2009 and earned his Master's Degree in education from Kutztown University in 2013.