LONGTIME CAL SOUTH ODP COACH MYERS NAMED LMU WOMEN'S HEAD SOCCER COACH
February 17, 2012
February 17, 2012 (LOS ANGELES, CA) - Longtime assistant Michelle Myers has been named head coach of the Loyola Marymount University women's soccer program, Lions' Athletics Director Dr. Bill Husak announced Friday. Myers become the fifth head coach in the program's 19-year history, replacing Joe Mallia who recently resigned the position to join the women's soccer coaching staff at the University of Tennessee.
Cal South Olympic Development Program Head Age Group Coach Michelle Myers gets an opportunity for which she has worked for years. "LMU have got themselves a very special person and fantastic soccer coach in Michelle," said Cal South Director of Coaching Steve Hoffman. "I know she will do a fantastic job and we are all so pleased that all of her hard work has been rewarded."
"I am honored to be given this opportunity as head coach by Dr. Husak and Dr. Lane Bove," said Myers. "LMU is a very special place and it has been a part of me for many, many years now. It is my home and it is my family. I have been fortunate to coach alongside two great coaches in my time here, Gregg Murphy and Joe Mallia, and I look forward to building upon their success. I am excited for what lies ahead and for what next year's team and those after will accomplish both on and off the field."
Myers has been an active member of the Cal South Olympic Development Program (ODP) since 1996. Myers has led her teams to ten ODP regional championships and three national titles.
Prior to joining the LMU staff, Myers served one year as head coach of the women's program at Rancho Santiago Community College in Santa Ana. She inherited the program in its second year of existence and led a youthful squad to a 9-10-1 overall record in 1995.
Before moving to the college ranks, Myers spent three seasons guiding one of the top prep girl's soccer programs in Southern California at Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana. Under her helm (1992-95), the Monarchs amassed a three-year record of 46-20-11, including back-to-back South Coast League Championships in 1994 and 1995. In addition, Myers led the team to a CIF semifinal appearance in 1994 and a quarterfinal trip in 1995.
An outstanding collegiate player, Myers played four seasons at Santa Clara. As a senior, she helped the Broncos to a 10-4-3 overall record and a No. 17 national ranking, the first national ranking in program history. In her four seasons (1984-87) at SCU, the team totaled an overall record of 46-17-10.
Myers is a 1988 magna cum laude graduate of Santa Clara University with a bachelor's of science degree in combined sciences.