Armstrong Introduced As MSU Head Soccer Coach

STARKVILLE, Miss. (MSU Athletics) – The James Armstrong era is officially underway for Mississippi State soccer. Armstrong, the former associate head coach at Auburn, was introduced as the program’s sixth head coach in a formal press conference at the Bryan Athletic Administration Building on Wednesday.

“I’m a strong believer in being realistic rather than idealistic,” Armstrong said. “My first day was yesterday, and I got to see the girls train. The energy around the training field was unbelievable. The intensity was fantastic. The immediate job for my staff and I is to really evaluate the players that we have.”

In his tenure on The Plains, Auburn made the NCAA Tournament five straight years, advanced to the second round four times, made two trips to the Sweet 16 and finished in the Elite Eight in 2016.

Armstrong takes over a Bulldog program that is coming off its first NCAA Tournament appearance in 2018.

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