BLACKSBURG, Va. – The Virginia Tech athletics department and women’s soccer head coach Chugger Adair have announced the hiring of new assistant coach Erin Lycan. Lycan will arrive at Tech after spending three seasons as the assistant and goalkeepers coach at Davidson College.
“Erin will be an excellent compliment to our current staff and players here at Virginia Tech,” Adair said. “Her experience, knowledge and positive personality will truly benefit the development of our goalkeepers and our team as a whole. Her desire to be back in the ACC, the conference she once played in, will be a huge plus and will give her a huge advantage impacting our program!
“I look forward to working with Erin and having her as a part of our staff, she is a great addition to the Virginia Tech soccer family.”
Beyond her field duties at Davidson, Lycan served as the recruiting coordinator while also taking care of all of the team’s travel plans and needs.
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, a regular season championship title, a 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 accolades 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 NSCAA Advanced National Diploma and the NSCAA Advanced National Goalkeeping Diploma, the highest goalkeeping certification from the NSCAA.
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