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MICHELLE SALMON NAMED HEAD WOMEN’S SOCCER COACH AT BALL STATE
Michelle Salmon leaves UMBC for Ball State after six seasons as head coach.
Salmon compiled a 46-53-8 record in her six years at UMBC, tying Jamie Watson for most wins by a women’s soccer coach in school history. She led the Retrievers to the America East Conference Championships twice in the school’s three years in the league, including last season as the No. 6 seed. She also took the Retrievers to the Northeast Conference finals with an 11-6-2 record in 2001, her second season at UMBC, turning around a team that missed a playoff berth the previous season with a 6-9-3 record.
“Michelle made a strong contribution to the development of the women's soccer program,” said UMBC athletic director Dr. Charles Brown. “She worked very hard during her tenure and I am sure she will have success at
Salmon has produced 13 all-conference players in her six years at UMBC, including the 2001 Northeast Conference Rookie of the Year. In addition, two current Retrievers earned CoSIDA Academic All-District in 2005.
Salmon becomes just the second coach in
A national search for Salmon’s successor will begin immediately.
“We plan to raise the level of commitment to women's soccer at UMBC,” Dr. Brown said. “Our goal is to compete with the best teams in the America East Conference and the region.”