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Georgia Southwestern State Univ

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800 Georgia Southwestern State Univ Dr AMERICUS, GA 31709
Division 2 Georgia Southeast
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Chris Cogan

Georgia Southwestern State University Director of Athletics Mike Leeder has hired Chris Cogan to be the school's next head women's soccer coach. Cogan comes to Georgia Southwestern from Mercer University, where he served on the women's soccer staff this past year.


Cogan's coaching career started in 2001 at Texas Tech University as an assistant women's soccer coach and led to stops at Angelo State University (2005-08) and Sam Houston State University (2008-12), before he joined the Oxford City F.C. of Texas Professional Indoor team.


Cogan spent time as the head coach and general manager of the Oxford City F.C. of Texas/Texas Strikers of the Professional Indoor Soccer from 2008-12. During his time there, he oversaw the player selection, managed the team and individual training including the development of the style of play and video training.


Following a four-year stint with Oxford F.C. of Texas, Cogan was an Assistant Coach at Lamar University from 2012-15. He trained the goalkeepers, coordinated individual training sessions, along with organizing practices, and assisted with team training. He prepared video for tactical and motivational team presentations.


After leaving Beaumont, Texas, Cogan spent three years as the Associate Head Coach at Idaho State University. During his time with the Bengals, he trained the goalkeepers and individual training sessions. He also prepared players for competition through on-field training, fitness management, and nutrition awareness. Besides, on field coaching, he prepared video editing for tactical and motivational presentations.


Cogan played at Miami University and Houston Baptist University. While at HBU, he had the most shutouts in a season, most shutouts in a career and the lowest career goals-against average. He played professionally for 10 seasons with the Lubbock Lazers/SandDevils, a year with Millionarios of the Mexico Third Division, and a year with Houston Express and Rockwall Raptors before jumping into the coaching ranks.


Cogan has his U.S. Soccer National Grassroots Instructor Licenses, National Safety Council First Aid Certification, U.S. Soccer National "Youth" License, and his U.S. Soccer National "A" License.


Cogan received his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and his Masters of Science in Sport Psychology/Exercise Science from Texas Tech.

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Katie Roberts

Katie Roberts joins the Georgia Southwestern State women’s soccer staff as an assistant coach in August of 2018. She comes to GSW after serving as an assitant coach at Mount St. Joseph University in Cincinnati, where she helped coach a 17-4 team that consisted of one All-American player.


Proir to St. Joseph, Roberts was a volunteer coach at High Point University where she was responsible for working with the HPU forwards. She also assisted with all aspects of the program including planning training sessions, film breakdown, assisting with gameday operations and the Fit for 90 athlete wellness monitoring system.


Roberts, a native of Lodi, Ohio, was a four-year letter winner at the University at Buffalo and was named the MAC Offensive Player of the Year as a senior in 2014. Over four years with the Bulls, Roberts played in 79 games with 60 starts and notched 53 points on 23 goals and seven assists. She was named to the MAC All-Freshman Team after leading the team in goals and assists in 2011 and led the team to a MAC Championship as a senior with 12 goals and three assists in 22 games.

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