Hogan adds Rich Wall to women’s soccer coaching staff
CONWAY, South Carolina – Coastal Carolina women’s soccer head coach Paul Hogan announced the addition of Rich Wall as Assistant Women’s Soccer Head Coach, effective immediately.
“We are so excited to welcome Rich, his wife Jessica and son Tre to our Carolina Coast football family,” Coach Hogan said. “Rich is a quality person and fits all of the core values of our program. Rich has proven himself to be an excellent coach and top scout, so he will be a great addition to our program.”
“I’m extremely grateful to have the opportunity to be on Coach Hogan’s staff at Coastal Carolina,” Wall said. “There are countless other people who have helped me get to this point in my career and I am equally grateful for their guidance and friendship along the way, I would not be in this position today if not for them.”
“Coastal Carolina has a strong football reputation, and I hope to contribute to the future success of this program. My family and I are thrilled to come to Conway and be closer to our family, you can’t put a price tag on that. on all the smiling faces I’ve witnessed in a short time,” Wall continued.
Wall has experience at the collegiate and semi-pro levels, having most recently served as an assistant coach and director of recruiting on the University of Cincinnati women’s soccer staff.
During his two seasons at Cincy, Wall twice coached AAC Defensive Player of the Year and United Soccer First Team All-South Region coaches Ashley Barron and a total of seven artists from all conferences. He also helped lead the Bearcats to the 2020 American Athletic Conference Championship Game in his first season on the staff.
He was a former collegiate head coach at Lees-McRae College in North Carolina and an assistant coach at Ball State before joining the Bearcats staff in 2019. Wall compiled a 35-33-5 record with the Bobcats and led to a pair of 11 won seasons while climbing to 12th place in the national standings. During his four seasons at the helm, he coached two Carolinas Conference Player of the Year award winners, the 2017 Conference Carolinas Freshman of the Year and the Carolinas Defensive Player of the Year. year of the Conference 2015.
Wall also spent time coaching in the USL League Two as an assistant for the Tri-Cities Otters and was the head coach of West Virginia United. He helped West Virginia reach the second round of the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup in one of his two seasons with the team. Wall also served as head youth soccer coach with the Ohio Elite ECNL Girls and the North Carolina Olympic Development Program.
Wall played collegiately at Gardner-Webb University and Wingate University in North Carolina and appeared in 70 games. Wall graduated from Gardner-Webb with a bachelor’s degree in sports management. Additionally, Wall earned the United States Soccer Federation A-Senior License and United Soccer Coaches Premier Diploma. In 2018, he was named to the United Soccer Coaches 30-Under-30 scheme.
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