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James Bell, 25, a former student-athlete at both Penn State Worthington Scranton and Keystone College, begins his first season as Head Soccer Coach at Penn State Wilkes-Barre.  He served as an Assistant Coach for the University of Scranton men’s soccer team last year and has had several years of coaching at both the intramural and club team levels. His club team, Black Thunder, was one of the top teams participating in numerous indoor and outdoor leagues in the area, along with various state cups and college show case tournaments.

Coach Bell's most recent accomplishment was participating in the National Premier Soccer League as a member of the Pocono Snow Soccer Club, based out of Stroudsburg, PA, for the last three years. His professional playing experience ranges from participating in the Toronto FC open tryouts, in the MLS, to training with the Harrisburg City Islanders of the USL in 2007, and the Pittsburgh Riverhounds, also of the USL, in 2011.

James was also a member of the 2006-2008 Penn State Worthington Scranton soccer team, as well as the 2009-2011 men’s soccer team at Keystone College. At Worthington Scranton, he was the leading scorer his freshman year. 

Coach Bell earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Sport and Recreation Management focusing on Business and Marketing from Keystone College in 2012.


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