Matthew Kagan
    Matthew Kagan

    Position:
    Assistant Coach


    Kagan has over nine years of coaching experience and joins the Friars after spending the last two seasons at the University of Miami as an assistant coach. The Hurricanes finished the 2012 season with an overall record of 9-7-2 and qualified for the ACC Tournament for the first time in five years. In addition, Miami reached the NCAA Tournament for the second- consecutive season.

    Prior to his stint at Miami, Kagan spent three seasons serving as an assistant coach for the University of Evansville women's soccer team. Known for his recruiting, Kagan recruited Canadian National Team Captain Vanessa Legault-Cordisco to the Purple Aces in 2010. Legault-Cordisco was the first national team player to sign with Evansville.

    Prior to Evansville, Kagan directed Worcester State to three-consecutive Division III NCAA Tournament appearances as head coach, and an overall record of 45-15-3 from 2005 through 2007

    In 2007, he led the Lancers to the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 and a final national ranking of No. 21 in the NSCAA poll. While at Worcester, Kagan helped develop 19 all-conference players, including a 2007 D3Kicks.com All-American. He was also chosen as the 2005 Massachusetts State College Athletic Conference (MASCAC) Coach of the Year.

    Kagan is a 2003 graduate of Southern New Hampshire University where his team advanced the NCAA Tournament Championship Game and was named to the Final Four All-Tournament team in 2002. He spent one season as assistant coach at Assumption College before taking over the Worcester State program in 2005.