Veteran collegiate coach Maggie Kuhn was named Lock Haven University’s new head women’s soccer coach on July 15, 2019.
Kuhn brings with her to The Haven 14 years of college coaching experience including seven seasons as a head coach.
Kuhn came to LHU by way of Point Park University, where she has served as the head coach of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) program for the last seven seasons. Since taking over the program in 2012, she has led the program to unparalleled success.
At Point Park, she led the program to nearly 70 total wins, a 37-12-3 conference record and her teams qualified for the conference tournament during every season. The team won 11 games last season in 2018 on the way to a regular season conference title. The 11 wins served as the second most wins in school history. Kuhn’s 2015 team won a single-season school record 12 games.
Under Kuhn’s guidance, Point Park won back-to-back conference titles in 2015 and 2016, and the Pioneers qualified for the NAIA national tournament in each of those two seasons.
Prior to her time as head coach Point Park, Kuhn served as an assistant coach for seven seasons at her alma mater Bethany College, where she helped in all phases of running an NCAA Division III program.
Kuhn also brings with her extensive club and camp coaching experience and has been involved in the Olympic Development Program in Pennsylvania and West Virginia. She also served as an assistant coach with the Steel City F.C., a women’s soccer team that plays in the Women’s Premier Soccer League (WPSL).
Kuhn, who holds her “E” license from the United States Soccer Federation, is working toward her “D” license, and she also holds an advanced regional certificate and a state goalkeeping certificate from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA).
As a player at Bethany College, Kuhn was a four-year starter at goalkeeper. In 2004, she earned the Player’s Choice Award, was named the Team MVP and she earned a spot on the President’s Athletic Conference First Team. In 2012, she was inducted into the Bethany College Alumni Soccer Association Star of Honor society.
A native of Western Pennsylvania, Kuhn graduated from Bethany College in 2004 with a degree in psychology and she earned a master’s from Bethany in 2012.