Kyle Fletcher, right, shakes hands with Thomas College athletic director Christopher Parsons. Fletcher was named the interim head coach of the Thomas College men’s soccer team Monday, taking the program over for Parsons. Contributed photo/Thomas College athletics

Kyle Fletcher was named the interim head coach of the Thomas College men’s soccer program, the school announced Monday.

“I am extremely honored to be named as the interim head coach of this fantastic program,” Fletcher said in a statement. “I am thrilled to continue building upon the proud tradition of the men’s soccer program that has been laid here at Thomas College by Chris Parsons.”

Fletcher, a Monmouth Academy graduate, takes the program over from Parsons, who was named the school’s athletic director in July 2020. Parsons, who won five North Atlantic Conference championships and made five trips to the NCAA Division III tournament during his 10 years as Terriers head coach, is stepping aside to focus on his athletic director duties.

“I am very excited and proud to announce former Terrier Kyle Fletcher as the next men’s head soccer coach at Thomas,” Parsons said in a news release. “Kyle is a very passionate and motivated individual who understands Thomas College and the men’s soccer program.  I am confident Kyle will continue the great success and tradition of Thomas College men’s soccer.”

Fletcher, who was an assistant under Parsons, played for Thomas from 2014-2017, notching 11 goals and two assists during his career. He was a member of Thomas’ 2015 NAC championship team.

Prior to becoming an assistant at Thomas, Fletcher spent a season as head coach of the Gray-New Gloucester boys soccer team, leading the Patriots to the Class B quarterfinals.

The son of longtime Monmouth boys soccer coach Joe Fletcher, Kyle Fletcher was a standout for the Mustangs during his high school years, graduating with 91 goals and 45 assists. Both were school records at the time. His brother, Hayden Fletcher, broke the goals record in September. His sisters, Audrey and Haley Fletcher, also standouts during their time at Monmouth Academy, are both members of the women’s soccer team at the University of Maine at Farmington.

Fletcher also played baseball at Thomas and was a finalist for the 2014 Mr. Maine Baseball Award as a senior at Monmouth.

The Terriers finished the 2021 season 10-5, 8-1 in the NAC.

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