Bobcat Soccer Adds Byrne as GA Coach

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The Georgia College & State University soccer program and head coach Hope Clark are proud to announce the return of former Bobcat Mary Byrne (2005-08) as graduate assistant coach.

“I am grateful for the addition of Mary to our women’s soccer staff here at Georgia College, as a former player and alumni she has a tremendous amount of knowledge about the University and conference, which will help immensely in the recruiting process,” said Clark. “Mary is a strong self starter who has much enthusiasm and love for Georgia College athletics and the Bobcat soccer program, which will help lead the program to new heights.” 

Byrne spent the 2009-10 academic year as a graduate assistant in the administrative offices for Georgia College.

A native of Lawrenceville, Ga., Byrne played four seasons for the Bobcats as a midfielder seeing action in 33 games.  She tallied five points on a goal and three assists, her lone strike marking the game-winner in a 2-1 victory over always-tough Tusculum College.

Byrne is pursuing a Master’s Degree in educational technology.

Georgia College begins play with an exhibition match Tuesday, Aug. 17 at Division I Kennesaw State University. The Bobcats open the home slate Friday, Sept. 10 at 7:30 p.m. hosting Anderson University in day one of the Second Annual Bobcat Shootout.

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