WHITEHALL — Adam Prince liked what he saw when he was introduced to Whitehall’s Viking Athletic Center.
He’s hoping Whitehall girls soccer fans like what they see from the program going forward.
Prince was introduced as the Vikings’ new head coach Monday at the VAC. He fills the coaching vacancy left by Dan Nichols, who recently resigned.
Prince, 50, who is a 1989 Western Michigan Christian alumnus, guided his alma mater to back-to-back Division 4 state championships in 2003 and 2004. In his eight seasons as WMC’s head coach, he led the Warriors to the finals four times.
Prince also was part of the Western Michigan Christian coaching staff when the Warriors won state titles in 1988 and 1995. In addition to his experience with WMC, he started Muskegon Catholic Central’s program and helped build a winning culture with the Crusaders.
“I’m hoping that I can give this that little kick in the butt — make it exciting, make it back to where some of these other teams (at Whitehall have been),” said Prince, alluding to the Vikings’ boys soccer soccer team in 2008 that made it to the state finals.
“I want to be up at that level where people want to come out and want to play, not just because how good it is but how entertaining it is and how much fun it is to play. But I want to make sure they understand that this game is beautiful when it’s really played well.”
Watch the video above to hear from Prince and get the feel of his introduction Monday.
Photos by Scott DeCamp | CatchMark
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