Marshall Names Chris Kane Head Women's Soccer Coach

Marshall Names Chris Kane Head Women's Soccer Coach


Kane comes to Marshall after a three-year stint at the University of Georgia.

HUNTINGTON, W.Va.- The Marshall University Athletics Department has announced the hiring of Chris Kane, former assistant coach at the University of Georgia, as its new head women’s soccer coach.

“We are very excited to have Chris lead the program,” associate athletic director/chief of staff Jeff O’Malley said. “He is an energetic and focused individual. We are confident he will do a great job.”

Kane replaces Teresa Patterson, who resigned in November. The Marshall women’s soccer program finished the 2002 season with a record of 6-9-2 overall and went 3-7-2 in the Mid-American Conference. The program has posted a 35-49-8 record in its five years of existence.

“I am extremely excited to join the Marshall family,” Kane said. “I am thankful for the opportunity and I can’t wait to get there and start working toward our goal of a conference championship.”

Kane brings an impressive resume to the Thundering Herd including stints at Georgia and Rutgers University. During his three years at Georgia, Kane helped coach the Bulldogs to a 32-26-4 overall record and a 15-11-1 record in the tough Southeastern Conference. He also helped UGA land one of the top rated recruiting classes in the country and post a 13-6-1 record in 2001.

Before his stint at Georgia, Kane was responsible for the day-to-day training activities of the goalkeepers at Rutgers during the 1999 season. Prior to that, Kane was an assistant at his alma mater, LaSalle University, where he took on similar duties.

From 1992-95, Kane served as the goalkeeper coach for the Medford Strikers girls’ team, which earned back-to-back New Jersey state championship titles. Kane was also the head coach of the Southeastern Pennsylvania FC Premier boys’ team for two years where he tallied a 44-9-8 record.

Kane is accredited by the US Soccer Coaches Association and the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. He holds an Advanced National Diploma (1998) from the NSCAA.

A native of Philadelphia, Pa., Kane is a 1995 graduate of LaSalle University where he majored in Secondary Education/Social Studies and History. He served as LaSalle’s starting goalkeeper from 1990-92.

Kane and his wife Janet welcomed their first child, Brendan, into the world in July.