Alvin to coach Raleigh Flyers

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Trinidad Guardian

JUST SIX weeks after resigning his coaching position, Trinidadian Alvin Corneal has been appointed as head coach of the "A" League professional club, the Raleigh Flyers.

Corneal, a former national coach of several Caribbean Islands who spent four seasons with the North Carolina State University women's Wolfpack, had won the admiration of the Raleigh fans and brought the Wolfpack to within five points of the national title.

With a 45-27-3 record, the Wolfpack reached three NCAA tournaments and Corneal was named ACC coach of the year in 1996.

The internationally renowned coaching specialist has impacted immensely on the United States soccer fraternity, through his exciting and informative lecture demonstrations at the NSCAA Conventions in 1994 in Baltimore, Maryland, 1995 in Washington DC and in Cincinatti, Ohio two weeks ago.

Already, many young promising players have responded to the club's weekend tryouts and they have actually begun their training schedule.

The former international player has not indicated whether or not he will employ any Caribbean players in his team, but after outstanding performances from Stern John, Micky Trotman, Sean Boney, Peter Lewis and Terry St Louis last year, chances are that more names could be added to the list this season.