Kevin Meek enters his fourth season at the helm in 2016 and is the seventh coach in the history of Assumption College’s women’s soccer program. Named to the position on July 8, 2013, Meek came to Assumption from Elms College in Chicopee, Mass.
In 2015, Assumption finished 10-8-1 and they earned their third straight appearance in the Northeast-10 tournament. Four hounds received All-Conference honors as senior Paige Radomski and sophomore Amanda Arnold were named to the All-Conference first team, and freshmen Ania Spina and Kallie Villemaire were named to the All-Rookie Team. Villemaire was also named the Northeast-10 Rookie of the Year, and was named to the second team All-Conference for her outstanding play in 2015. Radomski and Arnold were also named to the 2015 NSCAA DII All-East Region Team and four Hounds earned NEWISA All-New England Honors. The Assumption women’s soccer program was also awarded the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Team Academic Award for the 2014-2015 academic year, posting a cumulative GPA over 3.0.
In 2014, the Hounds put together one of the top seasons in program history as the squad posted a 15-5-1 record and earned the program's first-ever Northeast-10 Conference regular-season title. The team advanced to the Northeast-10 Tournament Championship Game and earned a berth in the NCAA Tournament.
Boasting a career coaching record of 68-53-14, Meek was honored as the Northeast-10 Conference Coach of the Year and the NSCAA East Region Coach of the Year in 2014. His team earned back-to-back berths in the Northeast-10 Tournament as in his first season, Meek posted a 7-5-5 overall record that picked up the playoff bid. The record was the program’s best since 2005 and marked the team's first postseason bid in nine seasons.
In three seasons under Meek's direction, 10 Greyhound players earned Northeast-10 All-Conference honors (Amanda Arnold, Kallie Villemaire, Paige Radomski (twice), Amanda Arnold, Rachel Edgin (twice), Kelsey Imondi (twice), Nikki Sloan, Andrea Bates, and Lindsey Miller), with four players also named to the Northeast-10 All-Rookie Team (Ania Spina, Kallie Villemaire, Emily Hill and Amanda Arnold). Radomski was named as the Northeast-10 Player of the Year and was an All-American, while Arnold was tabbed as the league's Rookie of the Year in 2014.
One player has also earned Academic All-Conference honors (Justine DiDonato in 2013) and the program has now appeared in the NSCAA Regional Rankings in back-to-back seasons.
Prior to coming to Assumption, Meek coached the Elm’s College women’s soccer team to four of its most successful seasons in the history of the program. He guided the Blazers to four straight NECC Tournament appearances, including a league title and the program’s first-ever Division III NCAA Tournament berth in 2011. His teams posted an overall mark of 36-35-7, including an impressive 24-5-4 record in conference play. While at Elms, Meek coached 18 All-NECC players, one NECC Goalkeeper of the Year (Kelly Callahan), and one NSCAA All-Region player (Gianna Gorneault).
Meek’s coaching experience prior to his time with the Blazers came as a successful coach and recruiter for the women’s soccer team at Westfield State College. From 2006-2009, Meek helped lead his squad to 31 wins, three MASCAC playoff appearances, a MASCAC Conference Championship and the programs first appearance in the NCAA tournament. He has also been heavily involved with youth and club soccer at all levels since 1999. Most recently, he served as assistant coach for the Western Massachusetts Lady Pioneers USL team in 2008, the Director of Coaching for the Massachusetts Junior Pioneer Soccer Club from 2009-2010, the Director of Player Development for the Pioneer Valley Storm from 2010-2012, and the coach for the Massachusetts ODP U17 Boys from 2011-2012 and the Massachusetts ODP U16 Girls from 2012-2013.
Before moving to the sidelines, Meek distinguished himself on the field as a former standout, All-State soccer player from Indiana and a member of the Division I Butler University men’s soccer team. He has his NSCAA Premier and USSF B Coaching Licenses and completed his master’s degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 2008.
A native of Noblesville, Ind., Meek resides in Holyoke, Massachusetts with his wife, Amy, and sons, Grayson and Finnegan.