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Morrisville State welcomes new assistant coach
Release Written By: Heather Foster, Sports Information Student Assistant
MORRISVILLE, N.Y.¬ – The Morrisville State College men’s soccer team brings a new member on board for the fall of 2009.
Kyle Graves, a Keuka College graduate, comes to Morrisville to team-up with seventh-season head coach Tom Daviau. Previous to Morrisville, Graves started his soccer career at Stockbridge Valley Central School where he played four years at the varsity level; two seasons as captain. Graves also landed a two-time recognition as a first team all-star for the CCL selection.
From there, Graves went on to Keuka College where he completed a bachelor’s degree in elementary and special education. Also at Keuka, Graves was a member of two NEAC championship teams.
After receiving his bachelor’s degree, Graves attended SUNY Brockport. At Brockport, Graves is working to complete his master’s degree in elementary education and curriculum development.
Graves gained coaching experience through various youth clubs and camps. From 2004-2009, Graves coached at all three levels of play, modified, junior varsity, and varsity, at East Rochester high school. During those years, the program earned two sectional titles and one state final-four appearance.
Graves has recently moved back from the Rochester area and is currently living in Oneida with his wife, Alisa, and daughter, Dalaney.
Morrisville State begins active membership within the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Division III in 2009-10 and is eligible for NCAA Championship Tournament play.
Morrisville State College offers more than 75 bachelor and associate degrees and options. Considered to be one of the most technologically advanced colleges in the nation for its ThinkPad University program and wireless technology initiative, the college recently became the first in the nation to comprehensively replace landlines in residence halls with individual cellular phones. Morrisville State College was also chosen as one of the top five colleges in the nation for campus activities by Campus Activities magazine.
The Morrisville State College Norwich Campus offers associate degree programs in accounting, business, computer systems technology, office administration, liberal arts transfer, nursing, early childhood, criminal justice and human services to south central New York residents and employers. Students may also apply coursework to other associate or bachelor degrees at the main campus.