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Clark College News and Events

June 14, 2007
For Immediate Release
For additional information: 
Lisa Quednow-Bickler, Director of Athletics
Telephone:  (360) 992-2268


Afenegus, who was named GSHL 3A Coach of the Year, brings a focus on educational and athletic goals for student athletes

VANCOUVER, Wash. -- Biniam Afenegus, Greater Saint Helen’s League (GSHL) Class 3A coach of the year, has been named the new men’s soccer coach at Clark College.   Afenegus has spent the last nine years coaching for high schools and premier club teams in the region.   

According to Clark College Director of Athletics Lisa Quednow-Bickler, “During the past two years, he was coach at Fort Vancouver High School where he took a struggling program and in just two years, qualified for the playoffs, finishing second in the Class 3A of the Great Saint Helen’s League (GSHL).”  Quednow-Bickler added, “Biniam Afenegus has also won state championships and has consistently taken premier teams in our region to the quarter finals.” 

Athletic Director Lisa Quednow-Bickler notes, “Biniam Afenegus is well respected in the regional soccer community and is going to be a great addition to our staff.  He brings a diverse background and a variety of soccer experiences. I was pleased to see that Biniam is committed to the educational as well as athletic goals of our student athletes.  That is very important to the college as a whole, and a commitment that the athletic department has made to our student athletes.” 

About Biniam Afenegus

Biniam Afenegus was born in Eritrea (Africa).  His family relocated to Spokane, WA when he was a child.  He attended Concordia University from 1995 to 1999 where he completed his bachelor’s degree in K-12 Physical Education and Health.  He earned his master’s degree in education from Concordia University in 2003.   While playing soccer at Concordia, Afenegus earned all league and all regional honors.  He currently holds a United States Soccer Federation National “C” license.

About Clark College Soccer

Clark College men’s soccer has a rich tradition in the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges (NWAACC), winning the NWAACC championship in 1997 and holding five southern region championship titles, including the 2006 regional title.  Clark’s men’s soccer team has qualified for the playoffs in 12 of the 13 years of the program’s existence.


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