Women's Soccer Coaching Staff Announced

Assistant Coach Dee Nocero
(Bennett Scarborough photo)
Assistant Coach Dee Nocero (Bennett Scarborough photo)

Buies Creek, N.C. – Women's soccer head coach Todd Clark has announced his coaching staff for 2012-13. The changes include a promotion and a new hire.

 Assistant coach Dee Vega has been promoted to first assistant in her third season at Campbell. She helped lead the Fighting Camels to a 15-5-2 record in 2011, which tied for the most wins in the program's history.
"I couldn't be more pleased to elevate Dee Vega (Nocero) to our first assistant post," said head coach Todd Clark.  "She is more than experienced enough and I find working with her to be comfortable but challenging. Her resume speaks volumes, first as a standout player at Ball State University and then with the NFL's Cleveland Browns and finally as an assistant at Illinois State. I felt very lucky to have her join us in 2010 and feel even luckier that she will continue with us in this new role."

An addition to the staff, goalkeeper coach Mazen Chami, comes to Campbell University from Coram, New York. He has been a goalkeeper coach for several soccer clubs and teams in New York, most recently as the head of goalkeeper development at Newfield Soccer Club. Chami also has playing experience with the Premier Development League's Long Island Rough Riders and the Stony Brook University club team. He holds the NSCAA Goalkeeping Level 3 diploma, as well as the USSF National C license. He graduated from Stony Brook University in 2011 with a B.S. in information systems and is pursuing his M.S. in management and systems from New York University.

"We are very excited to add a coach of Mazen's ability," Clark said.  "He is not only a coach we feel will push our exceptional goalkeeping corps to new levels but he is also an excellent fit specifically for Campbell both on and off the field.  His cousin, Samar Azem, was a fine keeper for our program and recommended Mazen to us when we began our search.  After looking at some great possibilities, Mazen continued to be the person we felt best suited to help us reach our goal of a Big South Conference championship and NCAA tournament bid."