Alex Hargrove was named the sixth head coach in the history of the men's soccer program on February 2, 2016.
In 2018, his third year at the helm, Hargrove led his Sea Gulls to their best record since he took over the program: 11-4-3, and a second-straight trip to the CAC semifinals.
In 2017, Hargrove led the Sea Gulls to the CAC semifinals after posting an 8-9-3 overall record. Salisbury's 4-3-2 conference record earned them the fifth seed in the playoffs, where the team advanced past York (Pa.) in a thrilling penalty kick victory in the first round. A stellar defensive season was rewarded as two players, seniors Nick Carrington and Michael Kramer, earned Second-Team All-CAC honors.
During his first season as head coach in 2016, Hargrove's team finished with a 7-8-1 record, coming up just shy of making the CAC playoffs. Hargrove coached freshman Dolph Hegewisch to Second-Team All-CAC honors.
Hargrove's appointment as head coach came after spending the previous 10 years in maroon and gold, first as a player and then for six years as an assistant coach.
Hargrove played collegiately for Salisbury from 2006-09. The Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania native played all four years under head coach Gerry DiBartolo, competing in 81 matches, starting in 64, throughout his career. In his senior year, Hargrove netted six goals and tallied six assists for 18 points. Overall, he had 21 goals and nine assists while wearing the maroon and gold. He was twice named to the All-CAC First Team, and in his senior season was named to the second team of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America All-Region Team.
As an assistant coach from 2010-2015, Hargrove helped the program to four more NCAA tournament appearances and the 2015 CAC championship. With Hargrove on the bench, the Sea Gulls won 84.3 percent of their conference games.
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Updated Nov. 12, 2018