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Stetson University Director of Athletics Jeff Altier announced Manoj Khettry as the new head coach of the Stetson women’s soccer team on March 27, 2013, becoming just the third person in program history to lead the Hatters.
Following his first season with Stetson, Khettry guided the Hatters to a half a dozen wins and a 4-4-1 mark in the Atlantic Sun, including an appearance in the A-Sun Tournament. The Hatters defended their home turf posting a 4-3-1 record at the Athletic Training Center in 2013, while earning crucial conference victories over North Florida, USC Upstate and ETSU.
At the conclusion of the regular season Khettry saw a number of his athletes receive accolades from the Atlantic Sun as well as the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. Senior Amber Grose was named to the A-Sun's All-Conference First Team, while Danielle Hurme and Alyssa Welsh earned Academic All-Conference honors, with Hurme being named Scholar Athlete of the Year as a sophomore. Welsh also was given Capital One Academic All-District Team honors for her performance in the classroom during her senior season. As a unit, Stetson was given the NSCAA's prestigious Team Academic Award for earning a combined grade point average of 3.0 or higher.
Khettry came to DeLand with a wealth of experience, most recently holding the position of Head Women’s Soccer Coach at St. Bonaventure in New York. He coached the Bonnies for seven seasons, leading the team to five straight Atlantic 10 Tournaments from 2008 to 2012. St. Bonaventure was one of only three A-10 schools to qualify for the Atlantic 10 Tournament from 2008-2012 (Dayton and Charlotte being the other two). Named the A-10 Coach of the Year in 2008, Khettry also led St. Bonaventure to its first conference semifinals in 2010.
Khettry’s Bonnies also excelled in the classroom during his tenure. St. Bonaventure qualified for the NSCAA Team Academic Award six years in a row from 2007 to 2012. Twice during that time the Bonnies were in the Top 10 overall (2007-08: Top 5, 2008-09: Top 10). His players also earned a multitude of honors on the pitch, as the Bonnies had a First Team All-Conference selection five straight years, from 2008 to 2012.
Prior to taking over the reins at St. Bonaventure, Khettry held assistant coaching positions at the University of Dayton and the University of Missouri (2001-2003). He was with the Flyers from 2003 to 2006 as the team’s top assistant. Responsible for recruiting, team training, goalkeeper training, scouting reports and video, Dayton won the A-10 regular season championship and tournament championship, and earned a berth to the NCAA Tournament twice while Khettry was aboard (2003, 2004).
Khettry’s first job in college coaching was as a graduate assistant at Miami of Ohio from 1991-94. From there, Khettry went on to become the Director of Coaching of the Cincinnati Classics from 1994-1998. There he was responsible for hiring coaches for more than 30 teams, creating a club-wide training curriculum and overseeing the administration of the club.
Khettry then became the assistant coach at California. He worked with the Golden Bears for one season, before moving on to work with adidas America as the US Youth Soccer/NSCAA Promotions Manager from 1999-2001. From 2005 to 2007, Khettry also spent time as an assistant coach for Region 2 (‘86/’87 age group, ’91 age group). Khettry has been involved with Region 1 as a staff coach since 2006.
A former National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) All-American, and three-time NSCAA All-Region honoree while playing at Earlham College in Indiana, Khettry graduated from the college with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1988. He also holds a Master of Arts in Spanish Language and Literature from Miami University of Ohio. Khettry received his “A” License from US Soccer in January 1995 and holds the NSCAA Advanced National Diploma, which he received in January 1994.