CUC names new women's soccer coach
By Jim Egan, Sports Information Director
March 15, 2011 – Concordia University Chicago announces the appointment of Thomas Goines as the head coach for its women's soccer team. Goines succeeds Marsha Panfil who coached the Cougar women for the previous three seasons.
“I am thankful to Concordia for giving me this responsibility. It has been a goal of mine to be a head coach at the college level, and I think that the Concordia women's program represents a great opportunity,” said Goines.
Goines brings with him a familiarity of the Northern Athletics Conference. He comes to Concordia from Rockford College where he had been the assistant women's soccer coach and lead recruiting coordinator.
Goines is a 2006 graduate of current NAC rival Concordia University Wisconsin where he played three seasons with current Cougar men's soccer coach Micah Middendorf after transferring from Division I Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne. Goines was a three-time All-Lake Michigan Conference selection, an All-Region selection and a two-time team captain for the Falcons.
Goines has coached at the high school level, going back to his days as a student at Concordia Wisconsin when he served as a student assistant for West Bend East High School. He has also coached at the Lutheran High School of Greater New Orleans (2007-09) and at Bloomington High School North in Indiana. His two-year record at Bloomington was 26-5-6, and his 2010 team was crowned conference, regional and sectional champions. Goines was named both the conference and the Bloomington Herald-Times Coach of the Year for his efforts that year.
Goines' other coaching experiences include a 2009 stint with the Louisiana Olympic Development Program and club stints with West Bend United (2003-07), the Chicago Fire Juniors of Louisiana (2007-09) and the Bloomington Cutters (2009-11). He holds a National D License from the United States Soccer Federation (USSF), and both a national and regional goalkeeper diploma from the National Soccer Coaches' Association of America (NSCAA).
The variety of coaching experiences has Goines excited as he heads into the head coach's role at Concordia. “I have a good feeling about what can happen here and, from my conversations with a few of the players, I think there is an excitement and confidence that we will be ready to move up to the next level.”
Goines earned his bachelor of arts in secondary education/broad field social studies from Concordia University Wisconsin. He will begin work on his master's in business administration at Concordia in the near future.