UMD assistant named Salisbury head men's soccer coach

There is a new face at the top of the Salisbury University men’s soccer program.


SU Director of Athletics and Campus Recreation Dr. Gerry DiBartolo announced on Monday that Scott Buete would become the next head coach for the men’s soccer team.


Buete succeeds Alex Hargrove, who announced he would be stepping down last spring, on March 14.


“I’m proud to welcome [Buete] to Salisbury,” DiBartolo said. “He has an established record of being an outstanding recruiter and [I] know he will attract outstanding student-athletes to Salisbury University.”


Buete has served as the assistant coach at the University of Maryland for the past seven seasons, including a 2018 run that saw the Terrapins claim the 2018 National Championship. The team won three Big Ten Tournament Championships and appeared in six NCAA tournaments during his time with the team.


“I am absolutely thrilled to join the Sea Gull family as the head men’s soccer coach,” Buete said. “Salisbury University and the entire athletics community has a strong winning tradition and I can’t wait to be a part of it. Having grown up in Maryland, I will take great pride in wearing the Salisbury crest and donning the maroon and gold.”


Buete also starred as a defender for UMD during his playing days. As a two-time National Soccer Coaches Association of America All-American, he helped anchor the Terps backline from 2001-2003.


Buete was drafted by the Chicago Fire in the 2004 MLS SuperDraft and also played for the Atlanta Silverbacks, Charleston Battery and Tampa Bay Rowdies of the United Soccer League.



By NICK LEWIS

Sports editor

Photo courtesy of SU Sports Information.

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