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LCCC Athletics Announces New Coaches

published Friday, September 8, 2017
Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) announced several new coaches that have joined the college’s Athletics programs for the upcoming 2017-2018 year.
 
Erik Daly is the new head men’s soccer coach. Daly joins LCCC with years of coaching and administrative experience. Most recently he was the program coordinator for Soccer Shots of the Lehigh Valley and Upper Bucks County; served as the recreation coordinator for the City of Easton; coached men’s soccer at Northampton Community College; served as athletic director and women’s soccer coach at the College of St. Joseph in Rutland, VT; and coached at numerous soccer camps over the years including Lehigh University and Penn State University. He received his bachelor’s degree in sports management from Colby-Sawyer College where he was a member of the soccer team.  He then went on to earn his Master of Education from East Stroudsburg University.
 
Eric Kutteroff is the new head softball coach. Kutteroff is a Lehigh Valley native who attended LCCC for two years before transferring to Kutztown University, where he received a bachelor of science in education. Kutteroff spent seven years as a member of the Parkland softball coaching staff and as the head junior varsity coach, as well as the head coach of the Northern Valley Cyclones tournament team. He has been a teacher in the Parkland school district for 23 years.
 
Dawud Abdur-Rahkman is the new head men’s basketball coach. Abdur-Rahkman brings over 20 years of coaching experience to LCCC, most recently as assistant coach at Muhlenberg College where he also served as the coordinator of diversity, inclusion and leadership in athletics. Prior to Muhlenberg he was the head coach at Penn State University-Lehigh Valley. He has also coached at the high school, community college, AAU and NCAA Division I levels. He played ball at Lincoln Technical Institute before transferring to Howard University where he earned his bachelor’s degree in physical education. He also served eight years in the United States Army.
 
New this season to LCCC sports is the formation of a women’s soccer team, under the leadership of Coach Abe Mamari, one of the original members of LCCC’s first intercollegiate men’s soccer team in 2001. He was the starting goalkeeper and captain for two years at LCCC, was selected as most valuable player in 2001 and soccer scholar athlete in 2002. After graduating from LCCC, he continued his education at Penn State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering. Mamari works with community youth programs as an instructor and a coach.
 
For more information on LCCC’s Athletics program, contact Andrew Johnson, Director of Athletics, at 610-799-1155, ajohnson23@lccc.edugocougarsports or visit gocougarsports.com.