After five seasons as the head coach for the North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) soccer team, Mike Regan has resigned.
Coach Regan has accepted a job with Drake University to be the Women’s Soccer Assistant Coach, ending his tenure at NIACC with a 74-17-6 record, three regional final appearances, three Region XI Coach of the Year awards and an ICCAC regular season conference championship.
“I go with a heavy heart,” Regan said. “NIACC has been a big part of my life for seven years, firstly as a student and Assistant Coach and for the last five as Head Coach. I have enjoyed every minute of it, but the move to Drake University and NCAA Division I has come at the right time in my coaching career.”
NIACC soccer reached new heights under Regan and finishing ranked in three end-of-season polls. This past season, NIACC finished the year 10th in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America junior college poll and was ranked as high as seventh in the NJCAA polls.
During his tenure, he coached four All-Americans and 41 All-Region players. He also guided 20 Trojans on to play at four-year universities including NCAA Division I schools such as Penn State, University of Buffalo, Eastern Illinois University and Oakland University. Regan also coached one USA All-Academic player and 35 NJCAA All-Academic honorees.
“We have been very fortunate that we have had some fantastic players at NIACC during my time,” Regan said. “I want to thank each and every one of them for the hard work and commitment they showed when representing NIACC.”
Drake is a private university in Des Moines, Iowa that plays in the Missouri Valley Conference. Last season, the Bulldogs went 4-11-4 and were fifth in the conference standings.
“Coach Regan has done an exemplary job for us over the past five seasons,” said NIACC Athletic Director Dan Mason. “The success on the field is reflective of the commitment that he and his staff have had in developing the complete student – athlete.”
NIACC will immediately begin a national search for the next men’s soccer coach.
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