Bryan Goyings was named part-time head women's soccer coach on April 12, 2008. On February 11, 2010, Goyings was named full-time women's soccer coach and recruiting coordinator following a nationwide search.
“It is truly a privilege to be named the first full-time head coach in the history of the women’s soccer program at Kalamazoo,” Goyings said. “I am looking forward to the opportunity to continue rebuilding the Kalamazoo College women’s soccer program to compete on the national level. We have been able to lay that foundation in a limited role, but the opportunity to be on campus full time gives me the chance to focus entirely on our goals of building championship-quality teams while ensuring that our student-athletes have the best experiences on and off the field.
“The team is moving in the right direction, but there is still a tremendous amount of work to be done to establish and maintain the standard which I envision for both the program and our players.”
In just his second season at the helm, Goyings led the Hornets to an 8-6-5 overall record (5-2-1 MIAA) in 2009, and the Hornets advanced to the MIAA Tournament Championship. The Hornets finished third in the MIAA during his third season and advanced to the MIAA Tournament Semifinals. The Hornets finished third in the MIAA for the third straight season in 2011 and competed in the MIAA Tournament Semifinals.
A 2004 graduate of Kalamazoo College, Goyings joined the women’s soccer coaching staff in 2006 as an assistant coach and helped lead the team to a third-place finish in the MIAA in 2007. He took over as head coach in April of 2008.
Originally from Jackson, Mich., Goyings is a graduate of Lumen Christi High School. He currently holds a United States Soccer Federation (USSF) “A” License. Goyings also holds a National Youth License and a National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Primier Diploma and Advanced National Goalkeeping Diploma.
Goyings has also been actively involved at various camps and working with the Olympic Development Program in Michigan, training and developing the highest level of youth soccer in the state. He is presently the head coach of the 97 ODP age group.
As a student at Kalamazoo College, Goyings was a four-year letter winner for the Hornets (2000-03). He was a defender on three MIAA championship teams and two NCAA Division III tournament teams, and scored four goals his senior season.
Following graduation from Kalamazoo College, Goyings became heavily involved as a coach in the local youth soccer scene, where his varying posts included time as the head junior varsity girls' coach at Wayland High School, the assistant boys' varsity coach at Plainwell High School, and a staff coach for the Portage Lightning Soccer Club.
As recruiting coordinator, Goyings will work to initiate departmental recruiting strategies and initiatives while supporting all coaches and the admission office in their efforts.
“I am a strong believer in the Division III philosophy,” Goyings said. “As a student-athlete I had an extraordinary experience at Kalamazoo and want other students to have the same opportunities I had.”