Savannah College of Art & Design

SCAD Savannah Athletics
P.O. Box 3146 Savannah, GA 31401
NAIA Georgia Southeast
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Darren Spong

Darren Spong is entering his second season as the head coach for the men's soccer team. Spong joined SCAD is 2014, and spent three years as the women's assistant coach.

In his first season at the helm of the Bees, Spong led his team to an 8-9, 5-4 TSC record. SCAD made it to the semi-finals of the Sun Conference Men's Soccer Tournament.

In 2015, Spong helped guide the Bees to a 12-5-2 record, including a 9-1 mark in conference play. The Bees captured its first Sun Conference regular season title since 2008.

In his first season, Spong helped guide the Bees to a 13-7 record and an appearance in the championship game of The Sun Conference tournament.

Spong is originally from Portsmouth, England. He has played for professional and semi-professional teams in the UK. These include Portsmouth Football Club, where he was a member of the school of excellence for six years. He also served an apprenticeship with AFC Bournemouth for three years. He trained with the first team and made numerous appearances for the reserves. Spong also represented Basignstoke Town Football Club at the semi-professional level.

Spong moved to the United States in 2005 and attended the University of Mobile. As a freshman and sophomore Spong started every game for the Rams. In 2007 he transferred to SCAD. He played one season with the Bees in which he was named on the NAIA Sun All-Conference second team. During the 2007 season he earned a Sun Conference “Defender of the Week” honor and was shortlisted for NAIA “National Defender of the Week" for the same week.

Spong holds a bachelor's degree in Liberal Studies from Armstrong Atlantic State University. He was made the Dean's List each semester he attended. Spong holds a national diploma from the National Soccer Coaches of America and also "D" and "C" licenses from the United States Soccer Federation. He also holds level 1 and level 2 licenses with the English Football Association.

Spong currently lives in Savannah and has coached for SSA Savannah United, St Andrews High School, and Benedictine Military School. His coaching accolades have included a high school state championship and a club state championship.

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