IMG Bradenton Academics News Release -- www.imgacademies.com
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
BRADENTON, Fla. -- IMG Academies today announced Scott Dean has been named the new Director of the IMG Soccer Academy's Boys Program and the head coach of the IMG Bradenton Academics of the USL PDL. Dean first joined IMG Academies in August 2010 as the U16 Academy League Head Coach.
"I am looking forward to my new role," Dean said. "Over the past year, I have been incredibly impressed by the level of talent on our fields, and equally impressed by the dedication of the coaches and trainers on this campus to prepare these young athletes for college and beyond."
Prior to joining IMG Academies last summer, Dean was the Head Coach of Stony Brook University and the Assistant Coach at the University of Rhode Island. With Stony Brook, he led his team to an NCAA Division I top-25 ranking for the first time in University history. During his tenure, Dean was also named University Coach of the Year, Conference Coach of the Year, and NCAA Division I Regional Coach of the Year, and was a finalist for NCAA Division I National Coach of the Year. Twelve members of his team moved on to have a pro career in the U.S. or abroad, and two players went on to represent their national teams. At the University of Rhode Island, Dean helped his team achieve a NCAA Division I top-five ranking, and six of his players advanced into the professional ranks.
Previously, on the youth level, Dean led his U17 team to a national championship in 2000. He led the U19 girls team to national runner-up status in 2000, while his U19 boys team finished third in the national championships in 2002. Dean has also coached youth teams to five state championships and two regional championships.
Titles and accolades aside, Dean has helped personally place more than 200 players into collegiate programs, and has helped secure more than two million dollars in athletic scholarships over the past several years.
"After an extensive national search for a new director of the soccer program, Scott Dean rose to the top as the clear choice," said Greg Phillips, Vice President and Athletics Director of IMG Academies. "His coaching experience at all levels of the game coupled with his commitment to higher education and preparing athletes for what they will experience at the next level is a rare find. We look forward to welcoming him to the team."
In his new role, Dean succeeds Tom Durkin, who relocated to Boston with his family this past summer. During the past year, Dean studied closely under Durkin, who had been instrumental in the development and expansion of the soccer program over the last decade.
Dean received his B.S. in Business Management from Green Mountain College. He and his wife Kim, IMG's Head Coach of the U17 girls team, reside in Bradenton, Fla.
The IMG Soccer Academy is also in the final process of identifying a director for its rapidly-expanding girls program. These new appointments are indicative of IMG's continued investment into the growth of both its boys and girls programs.
Dean was also the Assistant Coach last for our PDL Team and is head coach this year at IMG for the U16 India National Team.