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University of Findlay

University of Findlay Athletics
1000 North Main Street Findlay, OH 45840
Division 2 Ohio Midwest
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Michelle Rick

Michelle Rick is entering her second season as the Oilers head women's soccer coach in 2023.


In her first year at the helm, the Oilers finished the season with a 10-6-3 record and an 8-4-2 record in conference play. Findlay ended their season in the Great Midwest Tournament Semifinal at the hands of #13 Cedarville. The Oilers were present in multiple Midwest Regional Rankings throughout the year, reaching as high as seventh in the final ranking of the regular season. Rick coached three players to all-conference honors including one first team selection and two third team selections. Midfielder Ellie Tischler was named first team all-region by the Division 2 Conference Commissioners Association (D2CCA). She is just the sixth player in program history to earn the accolade.


Michelle came to Findlay after serving three years as an assistant coach at Marietta College. During her time as an assistant, Michelle was heavily involved in all aspects of the program- including game and practice planning, off-season training, recruiting, and fundraising. Rick holds a US Soccer C license and National Diploma from United Soccer Coaches 30-Under-30 program.


Prior to coaching at Marietta, she served as the head coach of the Ohio Galaxies Futbol Club in Dayton, Ohio where she worked with high school aged athletes, promoting the development of their soccer skills and fostering leadership and sportsmanship while pursuing progressively challenging competition.


A native of Beavercreek, Ohio, Rick played her collegiate soccer at Division I Wright State University, earning academic achievement recognition all four years. She graduated Wright State with a Bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences in 2015, before earning a Master's of Education from the University of Dayton in 2018.

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Ian Graham

Ian Graham is in his sixth year with the women’s soccer program at the University of Findlay in 2023-24.


In his tenure with the Oilers, Graham has had a goal keeper named all-Great Midwest every year. Graham also coached Anna Money to all-Midwest Region accolades in 2019 by the D2CCA. Money recorded an .891 save percentage while accumulating 49 saves on the season.


Ian, a Perrysburg, Ohio native where he was a two-time all-NLL player in high school, begin coaching at his alma mater PHS training both the girls and boy’s goalkeepers winning the NLL conference, sectional and district championships, as well as finishing a state finalist. Ian coached 4 all Ohio and 4 all Americans.


Prior to his coaching career, Ian attended Cuyahoga community college where he played Soccer and began his focus on becoming a Goalkeeper coach.


Ian, who is currently the Director of Goalkeeping and Academy Director at the Perrysburg Soccer Club, is highly regarded as one of the best Goalkeeper Coaches in Northern Ohio where he has played a huge role in developing some of the best Goalkeepers that have gone on to have huge success at the collegiate and professional levels.


Ian is the son of Daniel and Deb Graham. He lives in Perrysburg with his wife Beth, kids Gage, Tate and Addison.

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Sierra Perry

Sierra Perry is entering her second season as an assistant women's soccer coach with the Oilers in 2023.


During the 2023 campaign, the Oilers finished the season with a 10-6-3 record and an 8-4-2 record in conference play. Findlay ended their season in the Great Midwest Tournament Semifinal at the hands of #13 Cedarville. The Oilers were present in multiple Midwest Regional Rankings throughout the year, reaching as high as seventh in the final ranking of the regular season. Perry helped coach three players to all-conference honors including one first team selection and two third team selections. Midfielder Ellie Tischler was named first team all-region by the Division 2 Conference Commissioners Association (D2CCA). She is just the sixth player in program history to earn the accolade.


Perry spent the 2021 season as an assistant coach at Ohio Northern University and also served as a graduate assistant coach at Heidelberg University in 2020. While at Ohio Northern in 2021, Perry helped lead the Polar Bears to a 14-5-3 record and an appearance in the NCAA Division III National Tournament. The squad also won the Ohio Athletic Conference championship.


A 2020 graduate from the University of Findlay, Sierra was a four-year varsity letter winner for the women's soccer team.


During her athletic career, Perry was a senior captain, led the team to their first NCAA DII tournament appearance, and named a second team all-conference player.


The Findlay, Ohio, native earned an undergraduate degree from Findlay in Animal Science in 2020.

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