- PositionAssistant Coach
A native of Liverpool, England, David Hodgson joins Sky Blue FC as an assistant coach in 2017 with an extensive educational and coaching history.
Hodgson achieved his Master’s Degree in Exercise Science & Sports Performance Enhancement at California University of Pennsylvania. Additionally, he became a Performance Enhancement Specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), as well as being a Certified Speed Coach by the National Association of Speed & Explosion (NASE). The England native also acquired his Advanced National Diploma from the NSCAA.
As a coach, Hodgson currently works at the club level with Sky Blue FC Development Academy Partner PDA. He established his coaching roots as the assistant coach for the women’s soccer team at St. Peter’s College in Jersey City, N.J. He then served as the head women’s coach at Cedar Crest College in Allentown, Penn., before serving as an assistant for Sky Blue FC from 2008-09. After two stints as the assistant women’s assistant coach at Drew University, he also served as the head coach of the women’s soccer program at Rutgers University in Camden, N.J.
A New Jersey State Firefighter, Hodgson and his wife, Melissa, are proud parents of a baby boy, Jude.