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Coaching changes for 2021
« on: February 17, 2021, 01:23:32 pm »
I didn't see a new thread for '21 so here goes...

NCAA Jobs website is listing an opening for a women's head coach at Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania https://ncaamarket.ncaa.org/jobs/14347122/head-women-s-soccer-coach

This is a little confusing since Pam Monnier is still listed on the Allegheny website as being the head coach. https://alleghenygators.com/sports/womens-soccer/roster/coaches/pam-monnier/1128

If they are looking for a head coach this should be a decent opportunity for someone. Allegheny has solid academics and is in close proximity to good clubs in Pittsburgh, Buffalo, and Cleveland/Akron that have talented players.

I'm also hearing rumors that there may be some openings over the next few months at some prominent schools in the Midwest/Central region. I don't want to name the schools yet since there is nothing definite.
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Re: Coaching changes for 2021
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2021, 10:30:31 pm »
Illinois Wesleyan is open. This is a bit of a surprise. It should be a good opportunity for someone. IWU has been a consistently strong program over the past 20 years and is a solid school from an academic standpoint.

https://www.iwusports.com/news/2021/2/19/womens-soccer-tony-dulak-resigns-from-position-at-iwu.aspx

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Re: Coaching changes for 2021
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2021, 10:09:28 am »
Is there any word on the Illinois Wesleyan position? Here in Chicago, I haven't heard much but I also haven't asked around.

I'm also curious why the sudden resignation of the previous coach at IWU. Does anyone have any insight into that? The timing of it, and for the length of time that he was at IWU, seems a bit odd.

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Re: Coaching changes for 2021
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2021, 02:47:04 pm »
Vassar coach has just announced that she is leaving the school and that a nationwide search for new coach will commence.

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Re: Coaching changes for 2021
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2021, 09:27:37 am »
Is there any word on the Illinois Wesleyan position? Here in Chicago, I haven't heard much but I also haven't asked around.

I'm also curious why the sudden resignation of the previous coach at IWU. Does anyone have any insight into that? The timing of it, and for the length of time that he was at IWU, seems a bit odd.

Illinois Wesleyan made a great hire:

https://www.iwusports.com/news/2021/5/18/womens-soccer-keri-sanchez-named-iwus-head-womens-soccer-coach.aspx

Sanchez was most recently an AC at Texas and prior to that was the head coach at Claremont Mudd Scripps for 13 years. In reading her bio it sounds as if she spent a lot of time with clubs and was involved with training club-aged kids. Collegiately she played at UNC under Anson Dorrance and was a contributing member on 2 national championship teams while earning All-American status. Amazingly, UNC was 97-1-1 in the time that Sanchez was there. She also spent some time playing professionally.

This sounds like the type of hire that IWU should have made after long-time coach Dave Barrett left to become the HC at D1 Fairfield.

I did ask around a bit and while it probably would not be appropriate to share everything that I heard since it is hearsay, it was pretty well known in the soccer community that the last coach was a bit out of his element and there were some worries that the program was starting to slip a bit. From what I heard, he also didn't put a lot of effort into the job. With the hire of Sanchez, IWU should be back to where they were. Barrett also was known for bringing kids in from across the country rather than just the Illinois and greater Chicagoland areas. It seems with Sanchez, and her seemingly extensive contacts, they'll get back to that.
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Re: Coaching changes for 2021
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2021, 01:47:52 pm »
The legend Pete Felske at Wheaton College has announced his retirement.
https://athletics.wheaton.edu/news/2021/6/10/womens-soccer-pete-felske-announces-his-retirement-as-womens-soccer-coach.aspx

525 wins, top 5 win total in NCAA history (all divisions). 3 national titles with some of the greatest D3 teams ever assembled. That 2007 squad is the best team in D3 history and you won't change my mind on that.

Congrats to Pete on his retirement, he will be greatly missed.

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Re: Coaching changes for 2021
« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2021, 02:40:15 pm »
The legend Pete Felske at Wheaton College has announced his retirement.
https://athletics.wheaton.edu/news/2021/6/10/womens-soccer-pete-felske-announces-his-retirement-as-womens-soccer-coach.aspx

525 wins, top 5 win total in NCAA history (all divisions). 3 national titles with some of the greatest D3 teams ever assembled. That 2007 squad is the best team in D3 history and you won't change my mind on that.

Congrats to Pete on his retirement, he will be greatly missed.

Felske is definitely a legend.

I remembered that Wheaton had an undefeated team that won the National Championship sometime in the late 2000s. I looked up that 2007 team. They finished 27-0, scored 105 goals, and only yielded 13 goals. Only two teams scored more than one goal against them the entire season - U of Chicago and Illinois Wesleyan each scored 2 goals in those contests. They had close games against Chicago, IWU, Augustana, UW-Eau Claire, Wash U, and a 1-0 win over Messiah in the NC game.

It's too bad that the women couldn't get at least a few games in this past spring like some of the other CCIW schools did.


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Re: Coaching changes for 2021
« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2021, 02:08:19 pm »