Former professional goalkeeper Eric Reyesbegins his first season with the Hatters in 2016.

Reyes joins the Hatters after spending the last 18 months in a similar role at Barry University in Miami, where he worked with both the men’s and women’s programs.

While coaching at Barry, Reyes also served as the head coach of the Miami Lakes Soccer Club U14 girl’s team, while also serving as the assistant coach for Gulliver Schools since 2013.

Reyes also owns professional playing experience, having played with Bayamon FC in the Puerto Rico First Division. He also spent time with the Ft. Lauderdale Strikers in the NASL, in addition to representing Puerto Rico in CONCACAF Champions League qualifying.

“I want to thank Coach Khettry for this opportunity to join staff here at Stetson,” Reyes said. “It is a true honor to be part of a fantastic program and a great university with rich tradition. I have to also thank everyone at Barry University, Gulliver Schools, and Miami Lakes for preparing me for this next phase of my career by providing me with the tools and experiences necessary to grow as a person and as a coach. I am thrilled to get started with the team and hopefully add a new dynamic to help our team reach its ultimate goals.”