ATLANTA--First-year head coach Derek Leader announced the addition of experienced goalkeeper coach David Porley as a graduate assistant with the Georgia State women's soccer program on Tuesday.

Porley will primarily work with GSU's goalkeepers as well as assist Leader with all aspects of the program. Porley arrives at Georgia State after a stint as the assistant coach and goalkeeper coach for the women's soccer program at Georgia Southwestern State in Americus, Ga. Porley graduated from Georgia Southwestern State with a degree in Exercise Science and Wellness Education. He will pursue a master's degree in exercise science at Georgia State.

"We are very excited to have David joining the Georgia State women's soccer program," Leader said, "He comes to GSU very highly recommended and we look forward to his expertise in developing our goalkeepers and assisting in the elevation of GSU soccer."

Porley worked as a goalkeeper coach at the International Goalkeepers Academy in Sydney, Australia, prior to his stint at GSW. Porley owns a Level 2 Goalkeeper License from the Football Federation of Australia as of 2011 and was recently certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) with the National Strength and Conditional Association.

GSU opens play in the fall with an exhibition match at Samford, a NCAA Tournament team last season, on Aug. 10 (6 p.m.). The Georgia State women's soccer team begins its new era under Leader with a road match at Auburn on Aug. 17 to open the 2012 regular-season schedule.

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