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Alan Main to Join Men's Soccer Staff

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HANOVER, N.H.- Alan Main, a former goalkeeper in the Scottish Football League, has been hired at Dartmouth College as goalkeeper coach as announced by Dartmouth Athletic Director Harry Sheehy and head men's soccer coach Jeff Cook.

"After an extensive search, we are pleased to welcome Alan Main to our coaching staff and to the Dartmouth community," said head coach Jeff Cook.  "Alan had a phenomenal career as a professional goalkeeper and since retiring as a player, he has already built an excellent reputation as a top goalkeeper coach at Rangers FC as well as with the Scottish Youth National Teams. I look forward to his contributions to our soccer program, and I know that our goalkeepers are going to thoroughly enjoy working with him."

Main moves stateside after a professional career spanning more then 25 years in his native Scotland. Main made his debut in the Highlands League at 15 and went on to have a successful professional career in the Scottish Football League.  Main has played for Dundee United, Cowdenbeath, East Stirlingshire, St. Johnstone, Livingston, Gretna and Ayr United.

Main's playing honors include a Scottish League title with Livingston and three Scottish Football League divisional medals. Main participated with the Scottish National team on several instances and has represented Scotland in international competition at the U-21 level.

Main began his coaching career in 2011. He began coaching the Rangers FC first team goalkeepers and was responsible for the day-to-day coaching responsibilities as well as all game day warm-up and preparation. He also has coaching experience with St. Johnstone.

In addition, Main has experience at the youth level having spent four years coaching in the Rangers Youth development program, with responsibility for the development of the clubs youth goalkeepers.  He is also on staff with the Scottish Youth National Team.

Main will begin his duties at Dartmouth in June.