Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College Athletics
1 St Mary of Woods Coll Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, IN 478761099
NAIA Indiana Midwest
Private Very Small Developing team


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Craig Hendry

Head Women's Soccer Coach | April 12, 2018 - Present

Craig Hendry enters his second season leading the SMWC women's soccer team. He was hired on Thursday, April 12th, 2018.

Professional Experience

Hendry most recently served as both the head coach for the men's/women's soccer U16-U19 teams at the Vigo County Youth Soccer Association (2012-2015). He was an assistant coach at DePauw University for six seasons (2009-2014).

At DePauw University, Hendry was part of a coaching staff that earned an overall record of 80-22-13 with two NCAA Division III Tournament appearances and three North Coast Atlantic Conference (NCAC) post-season berths; including a 2011 NCAC Championship title.

Hendry earned his Bachelor of Arts in History and Religious Studies, from the University of Stirling (Stirling, Scotland) before moving to the United States in 1996. In 2003, he completed the 'Transition to Teaching' program at University of Southern Indiana.


Currently, Hendry is a 5th-grade mathematics teacher within the Southwest School Corporation in Sullivan, Indiana. He resides in Farmersburg, Indiana, with his wife Marie and has three children; Kirsten (20 years old), Craig (19 years old), and Keith (11 years old).

Hendry was born in Glasgow, Scotland.

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Abdessamad Tizaf

Head Men's Soccer Coach | June, 2017 - Present

Abdessamad “Abe” Tizaf was hired as the men's soccer head coach in June of 2017. He began an era of the first- ever scholarship men's soccer program in Pomeroy history.

Tizaf is not new to Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College as he also serves as the women's assistant soccer coach and will continue to do so moving forward.

Professional Experience

Prior to coming to Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, Tizaf was the head boys soccer coach at Terre Haute South High School, where he led the team to a sectional championship in 2015. He served as the Assistant Coach at Flyers boys soccer club in Terre Haute, Ind.

Abe also played 120 games professionally for KACM in Marrakech, Morocco, as a member of their senior league. He is a member of the Faith-Based Coaches Strategy Team, which focuses on developing the role soccer plays in one’s faith journey. United Soccer Coaches Association.

Tizaf earned his B.S. in economics from Pascal Paoli University in 2008 and his M.S. in Recreation and Sport Management from Indiana State University in 2014, and an M.S. in Physical Education from Indiana State University in December 2016. He also was a Fitness & Wellness Graduate Assistant at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Recreation Center from 2014 - 2016.


Abe has a huge passion for fitness and sports performance and he received his United Soccer Coaches: Advanced Diploma.

Currently, he is working on his Master of Leadership Development at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College.

Abe is happily married with a wife and two children.

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