Mick Regan became the eighth head men’s soccer coach in Augustana history on January 22, 2015. Augustana has posted a record of 16-50-4 and a College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin mark of 6-24-1 in his first four seasons.
Regan joined the Augustana staff after an 11-year run at Ashford University in Clinton, Iowa where he held head coaching spots for both the men’s and women’s programs.
“I am truly grateful for this opportunity and am looking forward to building a tradition of excellence with the men’s soccer team at Augustana,” said Regan at the time of his hiring.
Regan joined the Ashford staff in 2004 and served as both the men’s and women’s head coach from 2004-2008. In 2009, he became solely the women’s head coach and served in that capacity through the 2014 season. As the men’s coach, he was named “Coach of the Year” in 2004 and 2007 for the Midwest Collegiate Conference. Regan helped build up Ashford’s program that only had 13 players when he took over as head coach and he had a 36-48-6 overall record during his five seasons as the head of the Saints’ men.
As the women’s coach at Ashford, Regan took his team to the NAIA national tournament in 2010 and 2012, reaching as far as the final 16. Regan was named “Coach of the Year” in 2010 and 2012 for the MCC while leading his teams to two conference tournament victories and three regular season conference championships. He coached four NAIA All-Americans and 21 Academic All-Americans during his tenure with the women’s program. When he started in 2004 as the women’s head coach the team only had nine players. His final overall record with the Ashford women was 104-81-4.
“We had a tremendous field of candidates for this position and Mick emerged as the clear choice,” said Augustana director of athletics Mike Zapolski. “His ties to the area, his success at Ashford and his wealth of soccer knowledge made it very clear that Mick was the person we want to lead our men’s soccer program.”
Regan previously served as the girls’ head coach at Davenport Assumption High School from 2000-2003 with an overall record of 43-8-3. The season before he took control of the Davenport Assumption program the team went 2-11. After being named coach of the year in 2001, he led the Knights to back-to-back state championships in 2002 and 2003. While he was coaching at Davenport Assumption, Regan was also an assistant coach at Augustana for both the men’s and women’s teams from 2001-2003.
He has extensive experience at the club level as well. He served as the club director and president for Quad Cities United from 2001-2010. Regan holds a USSF National “A” License, USSF National Goalkeeping License, NSCAA State Goalkeeping License and NSCAA National Premier Diploma.
As a player he was a member of a youth team in Leigh-on-Sea, England that won a national championship in 1994. He came to the United States via a soccer scholarship at Marycrest International University where he had an impressive career. He was named Marycrest “Athlete of the Year”, all-conference, all-region and earned NAIA scholar-athlete honors during his playing career at Marycrest. Regan is a 1998 cum laude graduate of Marycrest International University with a Bachelor of Science in biology and secondary education. He also holds a Masters of Business Administration from Ashford.
Regan and his wife, Nikki, currently reside in Eldridge, Iowa with their four children Liam, Luke, Timothy and Molly.