Sky Blue FC has hired High Performance Coach Morgan Hofacker and Strength and Conditioning Coach Christopher Ascari, rounding out Head Coach Denise Reddy’s technical staff ahead of the 2019 National Women’s Soccer League season.
Hofacker joins Sky Blue FC from Perseverance Strength and Conditioning where she served as a strength coach, implementing training programs on an individual and team level.
Hofacker earned a Bachelor of Science s in Kinesiology and Exercise Science at Rutgers University and a second Bachelor of Science degree in Food and Nutrition from the University of Alabama. She is currently enrolled in Rutgers’ graduate program in Kinesiology and Applied Physiology.
Prior to joining Sky Blue, Hofacker served as the Director of Operations for the Rutgers Women’s Swimming and Diving team and was also a Graduate Student Researcher. Her studies as a researcher included assisting in performance testing for the Rutgers’ student athletes, monitoring the workload of the athletes during training, analyzing data and providing feedback to coaches and assisting with multiple ongoing funded research studies.
Ascari brings to Sky Blue 26 years of fitness and strength training experience. He currently owns and operates his own gym called CrossFit Versus where he has coached semi-professional and professional athletes, as well as law enforcement and military personnel.
In addition, Ascari previously worked for Brookdale Community College as a member of their fitness department and as a post-rehab specialist for Jersey ShoreUniversity Medical Center.
Earlier, Ascari was a professional fighter trained in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Filipino Martial Arts and competitive Muay Thai under renowned instructor Kru Phil Nurse.
Currently, as the Official East Coast Representative for IMB Academy, Ascari works alongside Richard Bustillo, one of the original students of Bruce Lee.
The club’s first official match will be played on April 13 against the Washington Spirit at Maryland SoccerPlex and the home opener will take place on Saturday, April 20 against the Houston Dash at Yurcak Field.
Season Ticket Memberships and single game tickets are available now at skybluefc.com/tickets.