Tony Mohammed named Berkshire School boys soccer coach


Tony Mohammed has some big shoes to fill.

Mohammed stepped down after nine seasons as the soccer coach at Wellesley College, and he will take over the reins of the Berkshire School boys program from Jon Moodey.

"Tony was the first coach I hired upon my arrival at Wellesley," college athletic director Bridget Belgiovine said in a statement. "His enthusiasm, dedication and pride for his role as a teacher-coach has been invaluable."

Mohammed, a Toronto native, helped rebuild the Wellesley program. His team went 9-6-3 last fall, winning the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference regular-season title for the first time since 1997. He took six Wellesley teams to the NEWMAC Tournament.

The new Berkshire School coach will try to carry on in the shadow of Moodey, who led the Bears to Western New England Prep School Soccer Association titles in 2012 and 2013, and New England Class A championships in 2012, 2013 and 2014.

There is no word on what Moodey will be doing.

Mohammed will join Berkshire as the head coach and assistant director of Admissions at the Sheffield prep school.

Berkshire has been one of the top prep school boys soccer program for a number of years. Moodey guided the Bears from Class B to Class A in 2011. He also coached Jack Harrison, the Gatorade national player of the year in 2015. Harrison, who spent one season at Wake Forest, was a first-round MLS selection and is on the roster of the New York City Football Club.

Mohammed had a career 67-71-29 record at Wellesley. He came to New England after serving as an assistant women's coach at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. Before that, he had been the head women's coach and men's assistant coach at Vassar College. He began his soccer coaching career in 1999 at St. Lawrence University.

"I am proud of what we were able to accomplish and take with me many fond memories," said Mohammed in a statement.

Mohammed played at Kenyon College, and his team went to the NCAA Division III Final Four in 1996.

Contact Howard Herman at 413-496-6253


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