Fraser Kershaw

Men's Soccer Coach

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Fraser Kershaw arrives in Manhattan after leading the 2021 Penn State Altoona Nittany Lions to their first winning season in five-years. The men’s team had their best start in 15-years and reached 3rd in the Nation for offensive scoring. The young team had a whopping total of 5 different freshmen who were awarded players-of-the-week, along with 2 regional-rookies-of-the-month and 2 players awarded with all-conference honors. The Nittany Lions qualified for the ECAC regional playoffs.

In 2023, Kershaw was tapped by the Philadelphia Union (MLS), as a youth coach. The Philadelphia Union’s youth academy awarded the ‘Academy of the Year’ by Major League Soccer.

Coach Kershaw completed FIFA management training in 2022 for future potential olympic qualifiers with the U.S. Virgin Islands National Soccer Association in allocation for the international bylaws of the soccer federation.

Kershaw started his career as a Nittany Kaiser, a premiere youth team, led by former Penn State men’s soccer head coach Barry Gorman. Kershaw went on to be a three-year varsity player on the State College Area High School soccer team.

Kershaw had experience with several national soccer programs during the late 1990s. In 1996, he trained with the U.S. Olympic Development East program, as well as a U.S. traveling team that competed in France, Spain, and England. In 1999, Kershaw trained with the U.S. Virgin Islands National Team in Saint John and Saint Thomas.

Kershaw’s playing career took him to California Baptist University, where he secured a full scholarship to play for its NAIA Division I men’s soccer team. During his career with the Lancers, Kershaw’s statistical success on the field helped him garner All-Golden State Athletic Conference honors, and by the end of his collegiate soccer career, he had entered California Baptist’s top ten lists for all-time scoring and all-time games played with a goal and assist. Kershaw graduated from California Baptist in 2006 with a degree in communications.

Following graduation, Kershaw moved to Mexico, where he had training sessions with the Morelia Monarcas organization, a soccer club in Liga MX, in 2006. During his time in Morelia, Mexico, Kershaw began to dedicate his full attention to tackling the emerging world water crisis through the game of soccer. He facilitated street-style soccer clinics in Latin America through Hope International Services Inc., and he started the first international soccer tournament in Lynchburg, Virginia, to promote the importance of medical aid and clean water. Kershaw was also named the director of soccer for SB Rancho Capistrano, overseeing the largest natural playing turf fields in Orange County, California.

In 2020, Kershaw became the head coach of the junior high varsity soccer team at Lancaster Mennonite High School, which is regarded as one of the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association’s top soccer programs. He is also working with a group to develop an innovative brace to aid players during conditioning.

Time at King's: September 2022 to Present


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