Pingel hired as new girls soccer coach at Central

Jacob Pingel has wanted to coach soccer since he went to college.

The Central High School teacher will get that chance.

Pingel, 26, was selected the Central High School girls soccer head coach Tuesday, the school announced.

“This is a huge opportunity for me,” Pingel said. “I’m really excited. I wanted to get into soccer pretty much right out of college. It was a great opportunity to get in right away, coaching the JV teams here.”

The Cedarville, Ohio, native played club, indoor and high school soccer before serving an LDS-church mission in Mexico and earning a teaching degree at Brigham Young University.

After he graduated from BYU, Pingel was hired at Central High School in the 2009-10 school year to teach Spanish. He teaches English as a second language as well.

He was an assistant boys and girls coach under Doug Beach last school year. Pingel is the boys assistant this fall.

He takes over for Beach, who resigned in the summer. The Warriors finished 7-8 (3-7 SWL) last season.

“We lost a core group of about six seniors that have been in the program,” Pingel said. “When you take that big of a loss, you have a rebuilding period, but I’m excited. I think we have some good talent coming back. We’ll be young, but I think we’ll fly under the radar.”

Beach stayed on to coach the boys team this fall.

“The key for him, he’s very committed to Central High School,” Central Athletic Director Randy Powell said. “He’s very enthusiastic. He is positive with kids. It’s an exciting opportunity for him.”


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