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McFayden joins Gondek's coaching staff
Friday, August 21, 2015

McFayden joins Gondek's coaching staff

Kendell McFayden

Kendell McFayden has joined the Fredonia Blue Devil men's soccer coaching staff in time for the start of the 2015 season.

A former collegiate standout who has played professionally, McFayden succeeds long-time Blue Devil assistant and former player John Grabowski, who is beginning his first season as head coach of men's soccer at Erie County Community College.

Prior to coming to joining P.J. Gondek's coaching staff, McFayden served as the assistant women's coach at Medaille College -- his alma mater -- as well as an assistant coach with the Empire United Soccer Association based out of Buffalo.

McFayden played four seasons at Medaille and earned numerous honors, including National Soccer Coaches Association of America regional All-American in 2008 and 2009 and NSCAA All-American in 2009. He was named Allegheny Mountain Athletic Conference First Team three times and honorable mention once.

Following college, McFayden played professionally with the Cascade Surge, the Kitsap Pumas, the Austin Aztex, the Rochester Rhinos and, most recently, the Football Club of Buffalo. He was FC Buffalo team captain during the 2015 season.

His father, Keith, attended Fredonia and participated in men's soccer and track and field.

In addition to Kendall McFayden, Gondek's coaching staff will again include Dan Smith. Former Blue Devil goalkeeper and team captain A.J. Grecco will serve as a student assistant.

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