Dima Kamenshchik had served as Baruch associated men’s head coach for 13 seasons. (Photo courtesy of Baruch College SID)

Dima Kamenshchik has been promoted to head coach of the Baruch College men’s soccer team by Baruch College director of athletics and recreation Heather MacCulloch.

Kamenshchik served as associate head coach during the previous 13 seasons.

“I am thrilled to announce the promotion of Dima Kamenshchik from associate head coach to head coach status at Baruch,” MacCulloch said. “Dima has proven to be a dedicated and committed professional as it relates not only to our soccer program but within our athletics department as well. I look forward to Dima elevating our men’s soccer program and continuing to reach both our academic and athletic goals for our team in conjunction with the mission and vision of our department and the college.”

Since 2004, Kamenshchik has been a major part of five City University of New York Athletic Conference championships (2004, 2006, 2012, 2013, 2014).

Kamenshchik is a 1999 graduate of Edward R. Murrow High School in Brooklyn. He attended the New York City College of Technology (City Tech) for two years and played on their soccer team. He was named a team captain during his sophomore season.

The Belarus native then transferred to Baruch in 2001. He played soccer for two seasons with the Bearcats, and was named a team captain during his senior year (2003).

He was named the associate head coach in the fall of 2004.

Kamenshchik graduated from Baruch in January 2004, with a B.A. in Marketing Management. He later graduated with a masters in Higher Education from the Marxe School of Public and International Affairs at Baruch in 2016.

He also is the assistant sports information director, equipment manager and intramural coordinator for the athletic department.

“I have a very strong connection to Baruch College and our soccer program,” Kamenshchik said. “I hope to continue the success and proud tradition that has been established here since I started almost 14 years ago.”