Joe Cherackal is entering his fourth year on the men’s soccer staff at Wesleyan in 2017. After spending the 2015 and 2016 seasons as the sub-varsity head coach, he will join the varsity team in a full-time role.
A native of Connecticut, he played for local club Oakwood out of Glastonbury before enrolling at Holy Cross. After graduating in 2009, he began coaching locally with the Portland Soccer Club.
In 2012, Cherackal returned to his roots and began coaching for Oakwood. He has since switched youth clubs, assuming duties with the FSA FC for the 2015-16 season. Cherackal received a national “D” coaching license from the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) in 2013. He also became a certified strength and conditioning specialist from the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) in 2011.