Ferrum Camp Staff
Enda Crehan, Head Coach
Enda Crehan comes to Ferrum College from Patrick Henry Community College in Martinsville, Virginia, where he served as Head Men’s Soccer Coach and Assistant Athletic Director for International Athletic Recruitment. Crehan posted a 40-16-6 coaching in three years at helm of the Patriot men's soccer program, with his team being ranked as high as 13th nationally by NJCAA and NSCAA polls. In Crehan’s inaugural season, he was named Region X Coach of the Year and recruited and coached the NSCAA Scholar Athlete of the Year, three NJCAA All Americans and five Academic All-Americans.
At Patrick Henry, Crehan acquired a reputation for moving players on to play at four-year institutions, including Virginia Tech, Christopher Newport University, Greensboro College, Post University, University of Massachusetts and the University of Texas Rio Grand Valley. In Crehan’s role as Assistant AD for International Student Recruitment, he forged relationships with various countries through his international connections in Brazil, Ecuador, Finland, Ireland, and Puerto Rico, bringing diversification to the campus for all sports.
Prior to PHCC, Crehan was the Head Men’s Soccer Coach and Upper School Teacher at Carlisle School in Martinsville, Virginia, where he held a record of 57-7 in three seasons. In 2011, Crehan was voted VISAA Coach of the Year by his peers, won two Conference championships, and posted two VISAA state runner-up finishes.
Prior to Carlisle, Crehan served as the top assistant at Averett University in Danville, Virginia. At Averett, Crehan helped transform the program into a USA South contender. Crehan has also served as an assistant Coach for the Carolina Dynamo of the PDL and the Head Reserve Coach during the summers months. Previously Crehan has been a Virginia district Olympic Development Coach and currently serves as an associate staff coach for education with the NSCAA.
Crehan recently completed his UEFA B Coaching License and holds a USSF Youth License and his NSCAA Premier and Master Diplomas. He is a native of Galway, Ireland and holds his Masters in Business Leadership from Averett University as well his graduate coaching certificate from the University of Delaware. Crehan played NCAA Division II soccer at Post University 2005 to 2008.
Crehan and his wife, Tanya, reside in Martinsville with their son Ruairi.
Rod Baker, Assistant Coach
Rod Baker rejoined the Ferrum men's soccer coaching staff as assistant coach in July 2012, after having previously served two years as assistant from 2004-05. He also served three years as head coach from 2006-08.
In October 2014, Baker assumed responsibility as head tennis coach for Ferrum's men's and women's programs. A Ferrum graduate, Baker earned his bacehlor's degree in Art in May 2003 after having played tennis and soccer four years for the Panthers.
As a senior in 2003, Baker led the Panther men's tennis team to a 15-3 record and a third-place finish in the USA South Athletic Conference. He secured the winning point in a 4-3 win over defending Pennsylvania Athletic Conference champion Eastern University that season. Baker started at goalkeeper three seasons for the soccer team. He would later served four years as head women's tennis coach from 2005-08.
Baker is the assistant director of soccer and director of goalkeeping for Valley AFC, based out of Roanoke, Virginia.
Antonio Carrabota, Assistant Coach
Antonio Carrabota joined the Ferrum men's soccer staff after a career at Radford University and at Ferrum. He will be in charge of the strength and conditioning and fitness programs. Carrabotta was a four-year starter on the Thomas Dale High School varsity team. A Richmond, Virginia, native, he was a member of the Richmond Kickers Academy team that competed in the Nike Developmental Academy League. Carrabotta played in two NCAA Div. I Tournaments while at Radford, and played a huge role in Ferrum men’s soccer’s best record since 2013 last year. Outside of the college game he was also a member of the RVA team that won the NPSL National Title in 2013.
Carrabota has been an active coach around the Richmond area, coaching for the Richmond Strikers youth programs, Own Touch Southside and the Boys JV Coach at Maggie Walker High School. Carrabota holds a WITTS personal trainer certification from the University of Richmond as well as some youth coaching licenses. Antonio will graduate from Ferrum in December 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in Health & Human Performance.