|Title:||Head Women's Soccer Coach|
The seventh coach in Assumption College women’s soccer history, Kevin Meek enters his second season at the helm in 2014. In his first year, Meek guided the Greyhounds to their most successful season since 2005, with a record of 7-5-5 and led the team to its first appearance in the Northeast-10 Conference playoffs in nine years.
Under his direction, five Greyhound players earned Northeast-10 All-Conference honors, one player earned Academic All-Conference honors, the program returned to the NSCAA regional rankings for the first time since 2006 and the team won the inaugural Catholic Cup with a dramatic overtime victory.
Meek came to Assumption in July 2013 after leading Elms College to four of the most successful seasons in the program’s history. He guided the Blazers to four straight NECC Tournament appearances, including a league title and the program’s first-ever 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, and one NSCAA All-Region player.
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 with his wife, Amy, and sons, Grayson and Finnegan.