Hiram College

Hiram College Athletics
11715 Garfield Road / P.O. BOX 1777 Hiram, OH 44240
Division 3 Ohio Midwest
Private Small Developing team


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Michael Cracas

Cracas enters his sixth season as the head coach of the Hiram women’s soccer program in 2020.

Over Cracas' first five years with the women's soccer program, the Terriers have earned eight All-Ohio selections and 11 All-NCAC selections, including the first two First-Team All-NCAC selections in program history, Ally Green and Hannah Ward in 2018. Cracas' also coached the only two back-to-back All-Ohio selections in program history, Allie Glatt in 2015 and 2016, and Hannah Ward in 2018 and 2019.

Cracas' teams have also earned the United Soccer Coaches (USC) Team Academic award each year under his tenure, as well as five USC Team Ethics and Sportsmanship Awards dating back to 2015.

Prior to joining the Terriers, Cracas served as assistant coach, associate head coach, and strength and conditioning coordinator at Oberlin College for six seasons.

Cracas also owns and operates Quick Hands Goalkeeper Training, LLC., which specializes in goalkeeper training for goalies of all ages. Six goalkeepers who have trained with him have received and accepted Division I or Division II scholarships.

A graduate of Defiance College, Cracas served as the starting goalkeeper for the Yellow Jackets and earned All-Conference honors in 1994. He also participated in the Kendis National All-Star Game in 1995.

Cracas earned his bachelor’s degree in sports management from Defiance College in 1999 and his master’s degree in sports-exercise psychology from Argosy University in 2012.

Cracas is also a Certified Strength & Sports Conditioning Specialist, a Certified Sports Nutrition Specialist and a Certified Advanced Personal Trainer by the International Fitness Professionals Association.

A member of the United Soccer Coaches, Cracas and his wife, Kelly, reside in Avon Lake, Ohio with their four children.

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Cheryl Bell

Bell enters her second season with the Terriers women’s soccer program as an assistant coach in 2020.

Bell joined Hiram from Bluffton University, where she served as the goalkeepers coach for two seasons, as well as the interim head coach for a portion of the 2017 season.

Previously, Bell spent a season as a student coach with Baldwin Wallace Yellow Jackets.

Bell began her coaching career in 2016 as the assistant varsity coach at Avon Lake High School.

A graduate of Baldwin Wallace, Bell was a four-year letter winner for the Yellow Jackets, tallying 15 goals and eight assists. Bell served as a captain during her junior and senior years and was also awarded the “Players Player” Award along with the Captains Award.

Bell earned her bachelor’s degree in sports management with a minor in public relations from Baldwin Wallace University in May 2017 and her master’s degree in business administration from Bluffton University in May 2019.

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Brad Urig

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