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D&E tabs Magana as new women’s soccer coach

D&E tabs Magana as new women’s soccer coach

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ELKINS — Davis & Elkins Director of Athletics Patrick Snively has announced the hiring of Alberto “Kiko” Magana as head women’s soccer coach.

Magana comes to D&E from Highland Community College in Highland, Kansas, where he was the women’s team’s first coach. In only four months of recruiting, Magana was able to build a competitive 21-player roster for the Scotties’ inaugural season. Highland qualified for the postseason with a 5-5 conference record. Four of Magana’s freshmen were named to all-conference selection and under his guidance the programs team maintained a GPA of above 3.0.

“I am extremely excited for Coach Magana to get started coaching and leading our women’s soccer program,” Snively said. “He brings with him vision, enthusiasm, passion, and a proven track record of success in not only soccer, but in the development of young people.”

“I am very excited to be a part of the Senator Family. I want to thank the search committee; Coach Fracker, Coach Pomeroy, Mr. Snively and President Wood for providing me with this great opportunity and having confidence in me to continue the growth of the women’s soccer program. This is an incredible opportunity, a wonderful close-knit community with great academics and athletic potential to be extremely successful. I also want to thank Coach Johnson and Coach Matlick for creating the groundwork. I am eager to start working with the team and leading D&E women’s soccer moving forward.”

The women’s soccer program had previously been led by Dean Johnson, who held a director of soccer position and coached both the men and women. Coach Johnson will continue to lead the men’s program.

Prior to Highland, Magana spent a season at NCAA Division II William Jewell in Liberty, Missouri, where he served as men’s and women’s assistant goalkeeper coach supporting player development.

Magana served as men’s assistant for one season at McPherson College in McPherson, Kansas, prior to his stop at William Jewell.

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