Boston, Mass.-- Nick Papadopoulos, who has served for the past seven years as Head Men’s Soccer Coach at Suffolk University, has resigned from that position for personal reasons, effective immediately, but will remain with the program in a new role as Advisor and Recruiting Coordinator. Papadopoulos’ resignation and new position announcement were confirmed today by James E. Nelson, Suffolk’s Director of Athletics.
A successful figure in the collegiate soccer ranks for two decades, Papadopoulos posted 61 victories during his seven-year tenure as Suffolk’s mentor, including back-to-back appearances in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference semi-finals in each of the last two seasons and the school’s first-ever ECAC Division III tournament berth in 2006. Papadopoulos guided the Rams to 11 victories in 2004 and reached double-digits in the win column once again with 10 triumphs during the 2006 campaign, and last fall he helped Suffolk record nine victories, including a 2-0 win over Albertus Magnus in the Great Northeast quarterfinals.
“I am immensely pleased to announce that Nick Papadopoulos will continue his involvement in our men’s soccer program as Advisor and Recruiting Coordinator,” Nelson says of Papadopoulos. “Throughout his tenure in directing the Rams, Nick has successfully led his team to winning seasons, and his dedication and passion have been unquestioned in positively promoting men’s soccer at our Beacon Hill location. Nick has become a fixture on the Hill, where he is also the owner of the Dearne Street Deli that has been a most popular deli frequented by Suffolk students, faculty and administrators alike, and we look forward to many future years of his commitment to Suffolk athletics as well as his culinary talents.”
Nelson stated that a search for Papadopoulos’ successor as Head Men’s Soccer Coach will begin immediately.