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Medd concentrates on business at Palace Baltimore

From the Crystal Palace Baltimore front office:

April 14th 2010 – Baltimore, MD – In order to concentrate his efforts on off-the-field business for Crystal Palace Baltimore, President Pete Medd has stepped down as Co-Head Coach for the 2010 season. Medd, 34, has been co-head coach along with Jim Cherneski, since the club’s inaugural season in 2007.

The Palace Baltimore President commented on his decision to take a back seat from the playing action: “While my heart will be on the field with the guys this year, this is a very critical time for the continued development and progress for our club off the field. Our move to the USSF Second Division was a big one and it carries with it new challenges and responsibilities and we are zeroing in on a stadium deal that will solidify us as a long-term player in the Maryland sports landscape. This is an important time for us and I made the decision that my talents would be best served on the business side of things at this time. We have put together an exciting, attacking team for this year and Jim will have them ready to go for this very challenging league. ”

Medd will remain involved on the technical side with player personnel decisions, match analysis, and youth soccer initiatives.

Medd is a former Maryland State High School Player of the Year, captaining the Middletown Knights to the State Championship title in 1993. In college, he was a regional first team selection and captain of Towson University. He helped lead the Tigers to a top 15 national ranking and an America East Championship. From 1999 to 2001, he was an assistant coach at Towson, while they compiled a record of 36-17-6. He also served as head coach of Essex Community College and led the team to a National Top 5 Ranking and was two time East Region Coach of the Year.

Medd has been co-head coach at Crystal Palace Baltimore since the beginning and has a record of 26-11-23. He guided Palace to the 2008 USL2 Playoffs and to the 2008 US Open Cup Quarter Finals after the famous 2-0 defeat of the New York Red Bulls of MLS in the previous round.

Medd was honored by the United Soccer Leagues after the 2009 season when he was named USL2 Executive of the Year, having served on USL2’s Executive Committee from 2008 to 2009.  He is currently a member of the USSF Division-2 Pro League Executive Committee.

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