Bison student-athletes involved in Naval Academy Leadership Conference, APPLE Conference
Patrick Long, a former team captain and all-region selection at Lock Haven, is in his third season as an assistant coach with the Bucknell men's soccer program. Long, who previously had been an assistant coach at East Stroudsburg, helped the Bison win a Patriot League championship in his first season.
A native of Lock Haven, Pa., Long graduated from his hometown school with a bachelor of science degree in secondary education and social studies, with a minor in coaching. As a student-athlete on the men's soccer team from 2003-06, he was a two-time First Team All-PSAC selection and a two-time All-Northeast Region selection, making first team in 2005 and second team in 2006. A two-year team captain, Long won the team's Player of the Year Award as a junior and Coaches' Award as a senior, was a three-time PSAC Scholar-Athlete, and was a Third Team Academic All-American during his senior campaign.
During the 2005 spring semester, he studied at Hope University in Liverpool, England. Long also played on the Lock Haven men's basketball team in 2006-07. While completing his coursework at Lock Haven, Long served as a student assistant coach with the Eagles in 2007-08. He then moved on to East Stroudsburg as a graduate assistant coach as he completed his master's degree in sports management with a 4.0 grade-point average in August 2009. Last fall, he remained at ESU as an assistant coach, helping the Warriors to an 11-win season.
Long has been very active in the summer camp and club soccer scene as a coach, camp counselor and tournament director. Prior to his arrival at Bucknell, he was an assistant coach with the Central Pennsylvania ODP in 2008, and in 2009 was the player development system director for the Pocono Area Shooting Stars F.C. In the last year he has helped organize the Bison Soccer Camp and the North Union United Summer Camp.