Westminster names Sean McLarnon as new soccer coach

Published: Nov. 16, 2017 at 1:23 PM EST
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Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017

AUGUSTA, GA: After 17 years, eight state championships, and 22 region championships, Mike Freace will step down as head coach for the boys varsity soccer team at Westminster Schools of Augusta after the 2018 season. Westminster has named Sean McLarnon as his replacement as head varsity coach for the spring 2019 season.

McLarnon is not new to Westminster or the Augusta community. He teaches AP Biology at Westminster’s Upper School and has worked alongside Freace both as assistant coach at Westminster for the past four years and as a club coach at Augusta Arsenal for six years. He is also a member of First Baptist Church in Thomson.

McClarnon played college soccer for University of South Carolina, Aiken, and was a Region 3 Premier League club player with Augusta Arsenal Soccer Club. He has a B.S. in Ecology from Augusta University and is currently completing a Masters of Science in Biological Studies from Clemson University.

After accepting the position, McLarnon said, “The soccer program that Coach Freace has built at Westminster is, without a doubt, the best in the area. Offering more than just state championships and collegiate development, Westminster soccer is an experience that players keep for the rest of their lives, and I am honored to continue this tradition.”

Freace, who is nearing 400 career varsity wins, has coached both the boys and the girls soccer programs, but has dedicated his time to the boys program since 2012.