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Chapman Takes Reins of Buccaneer Women’s Soccer

July 16, 2013 at 11:50 am

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Beloit, WI – Following a national search, Nick Chapman has been named the tenth head coach in the history of Beloit College Women’s Soccer.  The announcement was made by Director of Athletics & Recreation Peggy Carl today.

”I’m very excited that Nick will be joining the Beloit College family as our next Head Women’s Soccer Coach,” said Carl.  “Nick possesses all of the qualities we were looking for.  He brings an enthusiasm for the game of Women’s Soccer.  He’ll work hard to attract quality student-athletes to Beloit in a way that will benefit not only the program but the College as a whole.  He is a great addition to our staff.”  

Chapman, who replaces Liz Bartley, comes to Beloit from Bay Path College in Longmeadow, Massachusetts, where he was the Head Women’s Soccer Coach, Assistant Athletic Director and Recruiting Coordinator for two seasons with the Wildcats. 

Prior to Bay Path Chapman was an assistant Women’s Soccer coach at Regis University in Denver, Colorado, for one season.  He was also the top assistant for Women’s Soccer at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, for two seasons, where he was also an assistant coach for Women’s Lacrosse, Event Administrator, Game Setup Manager and Assistant Director of the Bard Opportunities Program.

"I would like to thank Peggy Carl, Tim Schmiechen, and Christina Klawitter for a wonderful visit to campus and this opportunity to work at Beloit,” said Chapman.  “After speaking with many of the coaches on staff I could see the excitement they have for the direction that athletics at Beloit is heading. They are eager to make Beloit competitive nationwide and have the support of President Bierman."

"I am most impressed with the academic rigor and student life options Beloit has to offer. These make great tools to recruit in competitive student-athletes. My goal is to create a program that is very competitive in our conference and where players leave the program with great memories and having a team family for life."

Before entering the collegiate coaching ranks, Chapman was Head Coach of Women’s Soccer at Newberg High School in Newberg, Oregon, leading the program to two straight state playoff appearances and earning Pacific Conference Coach of the Year honors.

A native of Oregon, he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education/Camp Administration from George Fox University, where he was a four-year starter on the Men’s Soccer team, and a Master of Arts in Coaching and Athletic Administration from Concordia University in California.

Chapman will begin his duties at Beloit the week of August 5.