Kim Fearnbach joined the Delaware State coaching staff in July 2018. Fearnbach, a former standout player at NCAA Division III Wesley College in Dover, Delaware, spent five seasons as an assistant coach with the University of Delaware women’s soccer team. During her tenure with Delaware, the Blue Hens made three Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) playoff appearances. Fearnbach also served as an assistant coach at Wesley College for one season, where her primary role was to train the goalkeepers.
Fearnbach has extensive club coaching and youth camp experience. She is a United States Soccer Federation National D Licensed coach and is currently pursuing her National C License. Fearnbach has head coaching experience with six different age groups over the span of three seasons at Kirkwood Soccer Club, where she still currently coaches. She spent three years coaching for the Olympic Development Program in both Delaware and New Jersey. She was also the Director of Sport Psychology for the club, and the Director of Player Development for the u9 and u10 age groups at Delaware Union Soccer Club, which led her to coach two teams with the Philadelphia Union Summer Select. Fearnbach also previously served coaching stints at No. 1 Soccer Camps, Monmouth University Youth Soccer Camp, Blue Hens Soccer Camps, Concord Soccer Association and St. Elizabeth’s High School.
While at Wesley, Fearnbach played goalkeeper as a freshman in 2008 and as a forward her final three seasons. In 2011, she served as team captain, where she also ranked second in the Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) in goals and points. That same year, she was named the team Most Valuable Player. Fearnbach finished her career and currently ranks in the Top-10 for both goals and points in Wesley’s record books.
Fearnbach earned a bachelor of science degree in Physical Education K-12, with minors in Psychology and Coaching from Wesley in 2012. She is entering her 7th year teaching and currently teaches Physical Education at Albert H. Jones Elementary School in the Christina School District. Fearnbach also excelled in the classroom, as she was named a Dean's List and President’s List student, and she was selected to the CAC All-Academic team for three straight years. In 2012, Fearnbach earned the Award for Excellence in Physical Education K-12. She also received the Student Leadership Award for the state of Delaware that same year. In 2013, she received the Outstanding Future Professional Award for the state of Delaware (DAHPERD) and for the Eastern District (AAHPERD).
A native of Pennington, N.J., Fearnbach attended Hopewell Valley Central High School, where she was an All-Conference and All-Area selection. She played club soccer for the Jersey Knights.