Munga Eketebi has been named the first full-time coach in Broward College's history. A three-time all-American as part of the FIU’s 1984 Division II national championship team and the 1985 national champion runner-up team, Eketebi knows South Florida’s soccer community and is a popular figure there, which will help with future recruiting.
“I’m happy to be back in South Florida and excited to be coaching at Broward College, Eketebi said. “Community college soccer is a little different because we only have the players for two years.”
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.Coach Eketebi Returns to South Florida
After his playing days concluded, FIU Coach Karl Kremser invited him back to coach with him. He signed on in 1987 until his mentor retired, with the exception of a one-year stint as Nova Southeastern University’s head coach, where he posted a mark of 12-6-1. When Kremser retired, Eketebi was named Kremser’s replacement, and in the five years that followed, compiled a 27-51-9 record.
Now, after two years coaching youth soccer in College Station Texas, Eketebi is back in South Florida, doing what he loves most in the place he most enjoys doing it.
Eketebi’s still getting to know his players and their abilities. “How we play – offensively and defensively – all depends on our players, and what they can do,” he says. “I do like to play possession soccer, but I’m going to have to see what we’ve got before I decide what we’ll try to do.”The Seahawks for 2014
The Seahawks play as members of the National Junior College Athletic Association, but while there’s plenty of high-quality collegiate soccer played in South Florida, Broward is one of only two men’s soccer programs to play in the NJCAA in Region 8, which comprises all of Florida. The other is the Eastern Florida State College Titans in Brevard County. The possibility of reaching the NJCAA playoffs will be determined by Broward’s record against the Titans.
The Seahawks and Titans will square off three times this season: Oct. 10 and 24 in Pembroke Pines and Oct. 17 at Melbourne. Last year, the Titans finished 13-1-2 and won the NJCAA’s Southern District Championship in their first year of play. Eight members of EFSC’s 2013 roster came from the Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach county areas. A successful program at Broward College should attract many of those players to Broward instead.