Jeremy Kirchner returns to the F&M sidelines for his 15th year as an assistant in 2019. Kirchner re-joined the F&M coaching staff in 2010 after previously serving as an assistant from 2002 to 2006. He stepped aside following the 2006 season to become the Athletic Director at Pequea Valley High School.
As a player and coach, Kirchner has obtained numerous accolades and awards. Originally from Medford, N.J., Kirchner was a three-year starting goalkeeper at Shawnee High School where he captained the team to two consecutive state titles (1992 and 1993). At the end of his Shawnee career, Kirchner earned All-League, All-South Jersey, and All-State honors.
From Shawnee, Kirchner moved on to Messiah College. As a player and captain at Messiah, Kirchner achieved All-MAC, All-Region, and became the first Messiah goalkeeper to be selected to the NSCAA All-America team (1997).
Professionally, Kirchner played for the Charlotte Eagles (1998) and the South Jersey Barons (1999). With the Barons, Kirchner saw action and helped guide the team to its first USL D-3 Pro League regular season title.
Kirchner’s coaching career began at Eastern University. From Eastern, he headed to Lancaster after being named the Head Boys’ soccer coach at Pequea Valley High School. During his four-year tenure as head coach, Kirchner guided the Braves to their first second-round district playoff game and was awarded the Lancaster-Lebanon League Section III Coach of the Year honor.
Jeremy holds an NSCAA National Diploma as well as an NSCAA Goalkeeping I certificate and is a social studies teacher at Penn Manor High School in Millersville, PA. He and his wife, Antonella, have three daughters.