Marietta College

Marietta College Athletics
215 Fifth Street Marietta, OH 45750
Division 3 Ohio Midwest
Private Small Competitive team


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Sean Kaighin

Sean Kaighin was named head women's soccer coach on February 24, 2019. He becomes the ninth head coach in program history and takes over for Tracy Blasius, who resigned after six seasons at the helm of the women’s soccer program.

Kaighin joined the Marietta College staff as assistant women’s soccer coach just prior to the start of the 2018 season. He served as interim head coach the past three months overseeing recruiting and strength and conditioning training. Kaighin was presented with the Marietta College Staff Award for Mentoring at the College’s Founders Day Celebration.

Prior to Marietta, Kaighin served as an assistant women’s coach at Lourdes University in the spring of 2018. He was Director of Coaching for the boys and girls youth teams at Pacesetter Soccer for three years. Kaighin was responsible for 18 youth teams and the skill development of over 500 athletes.

Kaighin has extensive high school coaching experience as well. He served as assistant varsity and head junior varsity boys coach at Clay High School from 2006-08. Kaighin returned to Clay as the head boys varsity coach in 2014-15.

In 2017 Kaighin was an assistant boys varsity coach at Ottawa Hills High School and helped lead the boys team to a 20-1-2 record. The Green Bears won the TAAC league championship and finished as Ohio Division III runners-up.

A native of Oregon, Ohio, Kaighin played collegiately at Owens Community College where he earned NJCAA Superior Academic All-American honors. He received an Associate’s Degree in in Adolescent Education in 2013. He completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with a concentration on Youth from the University of Toledo in 2015.

Kaighin holds numerous coaching accreditations including a United Soccer Coaches Level 1 Goalkeeping Diploma and Advanced National Diploma.

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Michelle Rick

Michelle Rick begins her first season as the assistant women’s soccer coach in August of 2019.

Rick comes to Marietta College after serving as a head coach at the Ohio Galaxies Futbol Club. She was the head coach of two teams between the ages of 15-19, and was in charge of designing training sessions to enhance player development.

Rick was also an assistant varsity coach and the head junior varsity coach at Beavercreek High School for one season. She was on the coaching staff when Beavercreek won the 2018 Division I women’s Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) State Championship.

A native of Beavercreek, Ohio, Rick played her collegiate soccer at Wright State University. She was a four-year member of the women’s soccer team. Rick was awarded academic achievement recognition all four years while at Wright State. She graduated Wright State with a Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences in 2015, and is pursuing a Master’s of Education from the University of Dayton.

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