DPU names McCormick as soccer coach

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Megan McCormick, assistant women's soccer coach at DePauw each of the last two seasons, has been named the program's head coach. McCormick replaces John Carter who resigned in January.

"Megan clearly articulated the value of a liberal arts experience and the role of athletics in the development of transferable skills," DePauw Director of Athletics and Recreational Sports Stevie Baker-Watson said.

"Having served as an assistant with the women's program for the past two years, she has clearly demonstrated her passion for soccer and these young women. I look forward to her beginning a new era in DePauw women's soccer."

During her two seasons, DePauw earned a spot in the North Coast Athletic Conference Tournament both years and won the 2012 tournament to earn a spot in the NCAA Division III Championship.

Prior to coming to DePauw, McCormick was an assistant coach for Marian (Ind.) University's women's soccer program and was responsible for planning and leading all training sessions, pregame preparations, scouting and identifying potential student athletes.

McCormick also coached at the club level, working with the Dynamo FC U17 girl's squad and overseeing two other teams as well. Her main duties with the Dynamo included the planning and executing of all training sessions and coaching development.

Additionally, she also was a head coach with the Carmel United Soccer Club and coached with the Columbus Express Soccer Club for four years.

A Region II staff coach with the Olympic Development Program (ODP), McCormick is the current age group coordinator for the 1997 and 1998 girls and 2000 boys age groups.

She worked at the high school level as well, coaching at Columbus North High School in 2010.

McCormick helped lead the Bulldogs to their first state final appearance, finishing runners-up in Indiana with a 16-5 record.

In her playing days, McCormick was a member of the Ball State University women's club soccer team and also served as its president and coach.

After her time in Muncie was complete, she went on to play in the Women's Professional Soccer League with the Indiana United for three seasons.

McCormick graduated in 2008 from Ball State University and earned a bachelor of arts degree while majoring in architecture with a minor in Spanish.

She is a master's degree candidate at Marian and holds a USSF C License, a National Youth License and a TOPSoccer coaching certification.

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