As the one-year mark of the COVID-19 pandemic passes, so does the first anniversary of Tufts officially hiring Kyle Dezotell as its men’s soccer head coach to replace Josh Shapiro.
The last 12 months didn’t exactly go how Dezotell envisioned, of course, as his first game still awaits. Yet he holds a dream job for any Division III coach, taking over a team that won four of the last six national titles before Shapiro departed for a rebuild project at Harvard.
Before entering the NESCAC, Dezotell recalled one of his final Liberty League chapters. The Vermont native and Middlebury graduate previously spent the last three years at Ithaca, then found out that he got the much-coveted opening.