SU’s Gerry DiBartolo to make this his final season

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Salisbury University men’s soccer Head Coach Gerry DiBartolo announced last Wednesday night, following the team’s regular-season finale against Wesley College, that the 2015 season would be his last in the head coaching position.

Now in his 34th season at the head of the program, DiBartolo has posted a career record of 409-179-60. He is the 17th winningest head coach in Division III history.

DiBartolo has led the Sea Gull program to 12 NCAA tournament appearances, including two trips to the quarterfinal round, and an appearance in the national semifinals in 2004.

Salisbury men’s soccer teams have won seven Capital Athletic Conference titles under DiBartolo’s leadership while 11 Sea Gulls have been named All-Americans, 114 have been named to the All-CAC team and eight have been named the league’s Player of the Year. On six occasions since 1994, DiBartolo has been named to the conference’s Coach of the Year, most recently in 2013.

DiBartolo will complete the 2015 campaign as head coach and the University will conduct a national search for his successor after the completion of the season.

Salisbury defeated Wesley, 2-0, on Wednesday afternoon to claim the CAC regular-season title and the top seed in the upcoming CAC tournament. The Sea Gulls will host a tournament semifinal match this week.

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