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Craig Appleby

 
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Craig Appleby became the 19th head coach in the 74-year history of the men's soccer program in July 2008.

He promptly turned in one of the most successful seasons by a first-year head coach in program history. He guided the Blue Jays to a 13-5-5 record, the Centennial Conference title game and the NCAA Sweet 16 in his first campaign. His 13 wins are the second most by a first-year head coach in school history. Only John Haus, who guided Hopkins to a 14-3-1 record in 1987, won more games as a first-year head coach. Appleby is the only coach in Johns Hopkins and Centennial Conference men's soccer history to guide his team to the NCAA Tournament in his first season.

In 11 seasons at Hopkins, Appleby has compiled a record of 130-55-34 (.671), the second most wins in program history. He has coached 54 All-Centennial Conference selections, three Players of the Year, one Rookie of the Year, two Scholar-Athletes of the Year, seven CoSIDA Academic All-Americans and four United Soccer Coaches All-Americans.

Appleby led Hopkins to back-to-back NCAA Tournament appearances in 2017 and 2018. The Blue Jays turned in an impressive 16-1-4 record en route to the regular season Centennial Conference title and a berth in the Sweet 16. This season, JHU went 13-5-2 and advanced to the second round of the NCAAs.

Appleby guided the Blue Jays to a 12-3-3 record and a berth in the Centennial Conference semifinals in 2016. It was Hopkins' 16th straight CC Tournament appearance; JHU is the only school in the conference to make every CC Tournament. Senior Samy Ramadane was named the conference's Player of the Year while junior Mike Swiercz was named the conference's Scholar Athlete of the Year. Both went on to earn CoSIDA Academic All-America honors.

In 2015, Appleby led Hopkins to an 11-5-3 record and a berth in the Centennial Conference semifinals. Senior Eric Buck led a contingent of four Blue Jays on the All-CC team with First Team honors. Senior Andrew Park became just the eighth player in program history to earn All-CC honors for a fourth time. Appleby guided JHU to a 9-7-2 record and the conference tournament in 2014. Four Blue Jays earned All-CC honors led by senior Rob Heuler, who grabbed First Team accolades for the second time in his career. He went on to earn Second Team NSCAA All-Mid-Atlantic honors as well.

In 2013, the Blue Jays turned in a 7-8-3 record and a trip to the CC Tournament.