Blue Bell, PA- Montgomery County Community College has announced the hiring of Mr. Obed Arango as the new head coach for the Mustangs Women's Soccer team.
Coach Obed Arango Hisijara is a Mexican visual artist, adjunct professor in Anthropology. He holds several state and national track championships from Mexico in 100, 400, 800 meters dash and relays 4x100 and 4x400 meters (1984-1991). Moreover Coach Arango played for the Borregos Salvajes (Rams) of Monterrey Technological Institute, in the Mexican university soccer first division.
In Mexico, Coach Arango was a tenured Professor of Communication at UNAM, the National Autonomous University of Mexico, where he also combined his academic activities with his role of assistant coach for the soccer and track teams. In the United States, Coach Arango obtained his Regional soccer certification from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America in 2003. He has been coaching in the US for 11 years. In 2003 he formed and coached the master degree adult soccer team, Palmer FC, at Eastern University. From 2003-2005, his team played and reached the finals in the Philadelphia's first adult division league, which provides playing opportunity to adult players.
Coach Arango also coached several teams for Lower Merion Soccer Club (2002-2006) and the Pumas Soccer Girls traveling team of Whitpain Recreational Association (2007-2013). Along with assistant and manager Colleen Foglia, Coach Arango has been developing soccer talent in girls, aiming to "form excellent people and excellent athletes" while preparing them for competition on varsity high school teams. In addition Coach Arango is board member of the Center for Culture, Art, Training and Education CCATE, a non-profit of Montgomery County that provides young adults and adolescents' opportunities in the areas of education, art and sports.
Coach Arango as a visual arts professor and coach at Montgomery County Community College, who believes that competitive sports discipline at college level provides students the skills necessary to succeed in life. His goal is to develop a successful Mustangs male soccer program that sets up a new generation of successful students, athletes and professionals.
For more information on the women's soccer team, please contact Coach Arango at oarango.mc3.edu or call 215-641-6519. You can also visit the Mustangs web site at www.mustangsathletics.com.