Angie Hind Named Women's Soccer Head Coach
By ODU Athletics
NORFOLK, Va. – Angie Hind, a former assistant national coach for the Scottish Football Association and former head women’s soccer coach at Dartmouth College from 2005-2010, has been named the new women’s soccer head coach at Old Dominion University, as announced today by Director of Athletics Dr. Wood Selig.
Hind has served as the head coach of the Rangers F.C., a prestigious football club in Glascow, Scotland the past two seasons, compiling a 17-9-4 record, while having 15 players selected to their national teams.
Before taking over for the Rangers, Hind spent two seasons as the assistant national coach for the Scottish Football Association. In those two years, Hind aided Scotland to a 15-10-6 record, as well as qualifying for the Euro Championship Playoffs
From Feb. 2005 to Dec. 2010, Hind was the head coach of Dartmouth College’s women’s soccer program, where she impressively led the Big Green to a 54-38-8 overall record, an appearance in the 2005 NCAA Tournament and three seasons as conference runner-up. Under Hind’s direction, Dartmouth had a total of 28 players selected for All-Ivy League teams, seven All New England selections and four players voted onto the NSCAA All-Region team.
“I am thrilled to announce the hiring of Angie Hind who comes to ODU with a proven head coaching track record from Dartmouth, as well as high level international coaching experience spent in her native Scotland. Her experiences in these two capacities should serve her well as our head coach and help us transition successfully to Conference USA.” says Selig.
“Coach Hind is well connected within the United States and internationally with regard to recruiting. Given her success at Dartmouth, we also feel very confident that Coach Hind will continue to maintain the high level of academic performance demonstrated each year by our women’s soccer student athletes. I am confident our women’s soccer program will thrive under the direction of Coach Angie Hind,” adds Selig.
Before taking over head coaching duties for the Big Green, Hind spent the prior two seasons as an assistant coach at Dartmouth. In her two seasons as an assistant, Hind helped guide the team to a 16-12-6 mark, while helping the Big Green to an NCAA Tournament appearance in 2003.
A native of Kilmarnock, Scotland, Hind arrived to Dartmouth after a five-year stint with the Scottish Football Association (SFA). As a player, Hind represented the Scottish women's national team for three years between 1999-2002 and competed for 17 years at the junior and senior levels with F.C. Kilmarnock. She captained F.C. Kilmarnock to five Scottish League and Cup medals between 2001-03, winning every major honor in the Scottish game.
“I am genuinely excited to lead the women’s program at Old Dominion University. The feel that I got from being on campus was that the University is very dynamic and forward thinking and that was absolutely mirrored in the ambition that was showed in the Athletics Department and certainly the direction that we want to move women’s soccer,” says Hind.
Hind’s enthusiasm for not only soccer but academics will blend well at ODU. Over the past couple years, the Lady Monarchs have been impressive in the classroom, as their last official (multi-year) APR score was near perfect at 995 in 2011-12. This past fall, the ODU women’s soccer team held a 3.26 GPA, while a total of nine students-athletes made Dean’s List and four student-athletes held a 4.0 GPA.
After retiring as a player from the national squad, Hind was invited to assist the national coaching staff with the Senior 'A' and youth squads, having previously served as the U-16 national coach from 1997-98.
Hind was also appointed head coach for Scotland's largest girl's development squad program. She coordinated, coached and selected regional squads at U-17, U-15, and U-13 age groups, guiding 18 players who were selected to Scottish national teams at youth and senior levels.
She holds her UEFA 'A' license and the Youth and Children's license and previously served as a staff tutor and coach educator for the Scottish Football Association. A 1998 graduate of Strathclyde University in Glasgow, Hind received her bachelor's degree with commendation in sport coaching and fitness.
Selig concluded, “I would like to thank Sr. Assoc. AD, Deb Polca, and the search committee for conducting such a thorough search process. I was very pleased with the depth and talent of the overall applicant pool for our women’s soccer head coaching vacancy. I think such interest speaks to the quality of our returning student-athletes, exceptional soccer facilities, and the overall state of the ODU women’s soccer program under the leadership of Coach Pereira.”