Pearl River Community College

Mississippi University for Women's Soccer
1100 College St, Columbus, MS 39701 Poplarville, MS 39470
Division 3 Mississippi Southeast
Public Small Competitive team


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Henrik Madsen

The Pearl River women’s soccer program is set to enter into a new era in 2019 with the hiring of Henrik Madsen as the team’s new head coach.

Madsen came to Pearl River fresh off of leading Gulfport to back-to-back MHSAA Class 6A State Championships. The Denmark native has three MHSAA state championships to his resume, plus another title from his time at Dominican High in New Orleans.

A native of Denmark, Madsen brings a diverse soccer background to Poplarville.

Madsen got his coaching start at Dominican High in New Orleans, where he won a championship in 2007 and was named the Louisiana High School Coach of the Year the same season. Following the 2008 season Madsen joined the staff at William Carey University. The Crusaders made their first Elite 8 appearance with Madsen serving as Danny Owens’ assistant, mostly working with strikers.

In 2009, Madsen joined the Gulfport School District as a teacher and a year later took over as head coach of the Admirals’ boys soccer program. During the next nine seasons, Madsen built a 136-51-15 overall record with state championships in 2010, ’18 and ’19. Following the Admirals’ most recent state title, which saw GHS climb to No. 5 in’s national rankings, Madsen was named the Mississippi Association of Coaches Coach of the Year.

Overlapping with his time at William Carey and GHS, Madsen, who has a United States Soccer Federation B License, has also been the Assistant Director of Coaching at Gulf Coast United FC since 2008. Part of his responsibilities with GCU included partnering with other organizations to challenge his players by sending local athletes to train with international professional clubs. He also ran summer and specialty camps and developed training programs, while leading his teams to two National Tournament berths.

Last January, Madsen was named the head coach of Port City FC, a men’s club in the Gulf Coast Premier League, and promptly led the Sounders to the franchise’s first GCPL title.

Madsen and his wife, Jennifer, have three children: Teddy, Iben and Bailey.

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Thomas Keen

Thomas Keen was hired as Pearl River Community College’s men and women’s assistant soccer coach in July of 2017.

A native of Liverpool, England, in his first year with the Wildcats he helped lead the men’s program to a sixth MACJC State Championship; plus an undefeated MACJC regular season for the PRCC women.

Keen joined the Wildcats' staff following two years as a graduate assistant at the University of Rio Grande in Ohio. During his tenure with the Redstorm, the program won the 2015-16 NAIA National Championships and finished the 2016-17 NAIA National Runners Up, winning both the 2015 KIAC regular season and conference tournament as well as the 2016 River States Conference regular season and conference tournament. In May 2017, Keen also graduated with a masters in education with an emphasis in coaching leadership from Rio Grande.

Prior to his years at Rio Grande, Keen was a player-assistant coach during the 2015 NPSL season with the Upward Stars and helped take the program to the second round of the US Open Cup. Keen was also the head coach of the Charleston FC U17 boys and U16 girls. There he coached the majority of the boys from George Washington High school (Charleston, WV) who subsequently finished their 2016 season ranked #12th in the US High School Soccer Rankings.

In his college career, Keen spent 4 years at Limestone College in Gaffney, South Carolina. As a senior, Keen's Saints reached the NSCAA DII Sweet Sixteen, matching the program's best record since 2008. Keen graduated Limestone with a bachelors degree in both physical education and sports management, as well as a minor in coaching.

Currently, Keen holds a NSCAA Advanced National Diploma.

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