PISCATAWAY, N.J. (Sept. 4, 2014) – The Rutgers women’s soccer program made official Thursday the hire of former RU men’s soccer player Lubos Ancin as assistant coach. The former Scarlet Knight goalkeeper will be take on a number of responsibilities in his first season, namely supervising the Rutgers goalkeeping corps.
“I am so happy to have Lubos on staff,” said head coach Mike O’Neill. “He’s good with people, he knows the game, he’s a very good goalkeeping coach, he played professionally, and he’s Rutgers through and through. I think to get the opportunity to add someone to your staff that has all those characteristics is really critical to our players and the program.
“I knew Lubos when he played here. To now have him on staff, I feel like I’ve known him my whole life. He’s a good man and he’s good at what he does.”
Ancin joins RU with substantial playing and coaching experience. From 2004-2014, Ancin served as the assistant head coach at the Paul Blodgett Goalkeeper Training School, preparing and running practices for goalkeepers of all ages. In addition, Ancin was the assistant goalkeeper coach of the New Jersey Wildcats and the Robert Reasso Soccer School.
A goalkeeper for the Scarlet Knights from 2003-05, Ancin played in 33 games and made 99 saves in his career. He finished with eight collegiate shutouts, once earning BIG EAST and ECAC Goalkeeper of the Week honors. Ancin was also placed on the College Soccer News National Team of the Week in October of 2004.
A Burlington HS product, Ancin was named a First Team All-State goalkeeper by the Star-Ledger and a first team all-league honoree by six different newspapers. He was the MVP of the Rutgers Elite Camp and the South Jersey goalkeeper of the year in 2002, as well as a first team all-Burlington County pick as a junior in 2001.
A native of Slovakia, he moved to the United States in June of 2001 after starting in goal for the Slovakian National Champions in 2000-2001. A member of the Slovakian Youth National Team in 2000-2001, Ancin played club ball with the Medford Strikers (2001) and FC Coppa (2002).
Ancin currently resides in Burlington, N.J. and is happily married to his wife, Hana.
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