Watkinson School announces Donald Hathorn as the new boys varsity soccer coach. Hathorn comes to Watkinson with extensive coaching experience at the NCAA Division I and II levels, including the University of New Haven, Iona College, Niagara University, Valparaiso University, and Regis University. Active on the local youth soccer scene, Hathorn has also coached at Farmington Sports Arena which is known for having one of the premier soccer programs in the area.
Watkinson boasts a storied boys soccer program, having won the New England Championship three times since 2008. Also in that same period, two of the program’s alumni have gone on to play professionally; Rashawn Dally ’15 currently plays for FC Cincinnati, and Johann Smith ’05 who played professionally in England, Croatia, Sweden, Finland, Australia, and Canada.
About Don’s appointment, Athletic Director Ann Haggerty comments, “Don brings just the right balance of soccer knowledge, positive energy, and commitment to helping students develop holistically through sport. He’s been an enthusiastic community member at each of his stops, and his former colleagues rave about his integrity and his ability to motivate and teach the game.”