Erin Lycan is in her third season with the Virginia Tech women’s soccer staff after spending three seasons as the assistant and goalkeepers coach at Davidson College. Lycan has seen back-to-back NCAA Tournament appearances in her time as the Hokie’s goalkeepers coach.
Lycan helped the 2012 squad to a 13-6-1 overall record, which the six losses mark the fewest in program history. Tech posted 12 shutouts that set a new school record as goalkeeper Dayle Colpitts set the school record for most single-season shutouts.
In Lycan’s first season with the Hokies, Tech matched its best finish in program history making it all the way to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament.
She helped lead the Hokies to a 14-8-1 overall record, which was the program’s second highest for season wins. Tech’s 14 wins included 11 shutouts that set the record for most shutouts in a season.
During her time at Davidson, the Wildcats made program history in 2009 as they earned their first ever trip to the NCAA Tournament after winning the program’s fourth SoCon Tournament Title. The squad finished with a 12-10-1 overall mark, while closing out league play at 7-3-1, which was the sixth consecutive winning season for Davidson.
Lycan came to Davidson after two years at Stephen F. Austin as an assistant coach as well as serving as the interim head coach. During her time at SFA, the Ladyjacks compiled a 22-13-3 record, including a 13-5-2 mark which was the third-best season win total in SFA history, and which included a regular season championship title and the Southland Conference tournament title and a trip to the NCAA Tournament to play Texas A&M in 2007.
Lycan, who is currently a part of the Region I Olympic Development Program goalkeeping staff, is also on staff for the North Carolina Olympic Development Program. Prior to moving to Texas, she was part of the Tennessee Soccer Olympic Development Program in 2005-06. In addition to coaching the Wildcat goalkeepers and youth goalkeepers in the ODP ranks, Lycan also trained male and female youth goalkeepers and serves as a guest team trainer at North Meck Soccer Club, a US Soccer Development Academy.
A graduate of Virginia, Lycan was a three-year letter winner who played goalkeeper for the Cavaliers and helped lead them to an Atlantic Coast Conference championship in 2004. She was a member of the Soccer Buzz Number One Recruiting Class in the Nation her freshman year in 2001. Lycan also excelled in the classroom, earning ACC Honor Roll honors all four years of her playing career.
Lycan, who was a co-captain on the 2004 championship team, was the women's soccer representative for the Student Athlete Advisory Council while at Virginia. She also played for the Memphis Mercury, a semi-pro women's soccer league in the summer of 2002.
A 2005 graduate of University of Virginia, Lycan earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in anthropology. She currently holds the USSF “B” License, the NSCAA Advanced National Diploma and the NSCAA Advanced National Goalkeeping Diploma, the highest goalkeeping certification from the NSCAA.