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Michael Regan named North Dakota State women’s soccer head coach


IU celebrates after junior forward Maya Piper scores her seventh goal of the season against Iowa on Oct. 12 at Bill Armstrong Stadium. Former IU women's soccer associate head coach Sergio Gonzalez left the program Tuesday to become an associate head coach with the Ohio State men's soccer team. Bobby Goddin Buy Photos

IU women’s soccer assistant coach Michael Regan was officially named the new head coach for North Dakota State's women’s soccer team on Friday, Jan. 19.

Regan spent four seasons as an assistant coach at Drake University before joining the IU coaching staff exactly two years ago on Jan. 19, 2016. His primary focus with the Hoosiers was the team’s overall technical development and offensive execution.

“We are extremely excited to welcome Mike and his family to NDSU,” NDSU Athletic Director Matt Larsen said in a press release. “His goals for the soccer program align with our belief that we can annually compete for the Summit League title. I look forward to his leadership of our program as he builds upon an already strong foundation of success.”

He’ll replace Mark Cook as the fifth head coach in NDSU program history. Last season, the Bison compiled an 8-11 record and finished second in the conference in total goals scored with 29.

IU failed to make the Big Ten Tournament last season with a record of 6-9-4. The Hoosiers struggled offensively in 2017, ranking 11th in the Big Ten with 23 goals scored.

“Bison soccer has a proud history, and I am looking forward to being a part of the next chapter,” Regan said. “From the facilities to the support staff to the student-athletes, NDSU is a special place, and I’m honored to be named head coach.”

IU has yet to name a replacement assistant coach.

Phillip Steinmetz

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