HANOVER, N.H.- Dartmouth men's soccer associate head coach Johan Cedergren was named head coach of the Kentucky men's soccer team it was announced on Thursday (Dec. 22).

"Johan has been a big part of one of the most successful periods in Dartmouth Men's Soccer history over the last five years and we will miss his contributions very much," said Dartmouth head coach Jeff Cook. "We are always proud when one of our assistant coaches can move forward in his career, the opportunity to lead the men's soccer program at the University of Kentucky is a very exciting one for both Johan and his family. I am thrilled that he has earned this chance to begin his career as a head coach and have no doubt he will be hugely successful at UK. It's also important to recognize the professional manner in which the Kentucky Athletic Department conducted their coaching search. From my perspective this is a great match for an outstanding institution and a talented, up and coming coach."

Cedergren, who just completed his fifth season with the Dartmouth men's soccer program, has helped the Big Green to five consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances and two Ivy League titles in 2008 and 2011. Additionally, Cedergren was named NSCAA Northeast Regional Assistant Coach of the Year in 2010 after helping Dartmouth to its second appearance in the Sweet 16.

The Solvesborg, Sweden native, has mentored 27 All-Ivy League selections including 2011 Ivy League Player of the Year, Lucky Mkosana who will be participating in the 2012 MLS Player Combine.

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