Suzie Grech enters her second season with the Thundering Herd as an assistant coach after a stellar playing career with the Michigan Wolverines. At Marshall Grech is responsible for training the goalkeeprs. In 2005 Grech worked with the starting goalkeeper, Kai Nordness, who had little experience playing at the college level. During the 2006 season, Grech will prepare two freshman goalies for their first experiences at Conference USA and Division I soccer.
Grech played at Michigan from 2000-2003, and left the women's soccer program as the all-time leader in goals against average and shutouts ending her Wolverine career with a career record of 36-18-3. Her Michigan teams made four NCAA appearances in 2000, 2001, 2002 (Elite Eight) and 2003 (Sweet Sixteen), and in 2001, she earned second team All-Big Ten and All-Great Lakes Region honors.
Grech also participated internationally for Spain, where she earned a silver medal at the European Women's U-18 Championships in 1999 and 2000. She garnered six International Caps with the full national team, and 14 International Caps with the U-18 national team.
From 2003 to 2005, she coached at Brighton High School in Brighton, Mich., and also served as an assistant coach for the University of Michigan's Soccer Club.
A native of Philadelphia, Pa., Grech graduated from the University of Michigan with a bachelor's degree in physical education. Grech recently earnerd her National "B" License from the USSF.