Vertullo tapped to lead Knights
Jul 26, 2017 | 4620 views | 0 0 comments | 247 247 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Frank Vertullo, who turned Suffolk Community College into one of the premier junior college teams in the nation, has been named head coach of the Queens College men’s soccer team.

Vertullo, a former National Coach of the Year, comes to Queens after spending the last 10 seasons as head coach at Suffolk, where he led the Sharks to their first two NJCAA National Championships in school history.

“I look forward to implementing a culture of recruiting strong student-athletes that fit the expectations of the athletic department, the men’s soccer program and the college,” he said.

Over Vertullo’s 10 seasons at the helm, Suffolk owned one of the best records for junior colleges in the country at 161-24-13. Vertullo guided the Sharks to national titles in 2010 and 2014.

Two of Vertullo’s players at Suffolk earned NSCAA National Player of the Year honors, and he mentored 13 NJCAA All-Americans and nine NSCAA All-Americans. Additionally, Vertullo coached two NJCAA Region XV Player of the Year honorees, one Academic All-American (Eddie Hackett, 2010) and 60 NJCAA All-Region players.

Prior to Suffolk, Vertullo served as assistant coach at his alma mater, Dowling College, from 2001-2006.

“I truly am thankful to be back in the East Coast Conference,” said Vertullo. “And I look forward to building the men’s soccer program to compete in such a great conference.”

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