W&L names Tiffany Pins as new women’s soccer head coach

LEXINGTON, Va. – Washington and Lee Michael F. Walsh Director of Athletics John Hathorn announced the hiring of Tiffany pins as head women’s soccer coach and associate professor of physical education as of June 1.

“We are very pleased to welcome Tiffany to W&L to become the women’s football head coach,” said Hathorn. “His proven track record of success as a head coach, his care and concern for the well-being of our student athletes, and his belief in the value of physical education and his role within the faculty aligns what we want in our head coach. I have every confidence that she will maintain the success of our already outstanding football program and continue the record of excellence that we have come to expect. I look forward to welcoming Tiffany and her family in Lexington in the weeks and months to come.

Pins comes to Washington and Lee from Wartburg College, where she served as head coach of women’s soccer for the past 11 seasons. During that time, she recorded an overall record of 132-53-27 (.686), winning three regular-season conference championships and two additional conference tournament championships. She received the American River Conference Coaching Staff of the Year award in 2015 and 2020, and she was named United Soccer Coaches North Region Coach of the Year in 2015 when she coached the Knights to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Division III Tournament. Its teams have appeared in the NCAA Division III National Tournament seven times, including four times in the past five seasons.

“I want to thank the University of Washington and Lee and John Hathorn for entrusting me with the leadership of the women’s soccer program,” said Pins. “It is an honor to be chosen as the head coach of one of the best academic institutions in the country. This athletics department and soccer program has a long history of success. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with these motivated and talented student-athletes.”

Pins has also coached his players to tremendous success on an individual level, as evidenced by 61 players earning laurels from all conferences, including six conference MVP citations. Additionally, its players have won five All-America Awards, eight Scholar All-America Awards, and four have received the prestigious NCAA Graduate Scholarship.

She served on the NCAA North Regional Advisory Committee from 2016-2018 and holds multiple United Soccer Coaches coaching credentials, including Advanced Regional and National Diplomas and State and Regional Goaltender Diplomas.

Prior to becoming a head coach, Pins was an assistant coach at Wartburg from 2005 to 2007 and she was also an assistant coach at Denison University from 2007 to 2011.

Pins graduated from Wartburg in 2005 with a Bachelor of Arts in History and went on to earn a Master of Arts in Physical Education with a major in Teaching and Coaching from the University of Northern Iowa in 2010.

As a student-athlete, Pins began her college career at the University of Green Bay, before transferring to Wartburg for her final two years. She earned all-conference honors as a senior, earning school records for single-season goals (22) and single-season (47) and career points (103).

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