Jim McElderry Resigns as Fordham Men’s Soccer Head Coach


Bronx, N.Y. – (December 8, 2018) – After 16 seasons and 127 wins on the bench at Rose Hill, Jim McElderry has resigned his position as head coach of the Fordham men's soccer program in order to take on the same role at Rutgers University. "We want to thank Jim for 16 years of service to the Fordham Soccer program and to the countless student-athletes he has watched over," said Director of Athletics David Roach. "He led the men's soccer program to new heights over the last five seasons, which included two Atlantic 10 championships, three NCAA Championship appearances, and an NCAA quarterfinals appearance. We are grateful for everything he has done for Fordham Athletics and wish him and his family the best in his new endeavor." McElderry was hired as the only the fourth head coach in the history of the Fordham men's soccer program in 2003. Over the last 16 seasons, McElderry brought Fordham to the top of the Atlantic 10 Conference as well as getting the Rams onto the national stage, making three NCAA Championship appearances in the last five seasons. Along with his 127 wins, which rank second at Fordham to only his predecessor, Frank Schnur, McElderry helped the Rams reach the Atlantic 10 Championship tournament on nine occasions, w