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Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University soccer head coach, Naomi Kolarova, has announced the hiring of assistant coach Tracy Hoza, Tuesday.
Hoza joins the Governors’ staff after an illustrious 15-year coaching stint at Northwest Missouri State, serving as the soccer program’s head coach since 2003.
She led the Bearcats to a program record 11-win season in 2009, enroute to posting the Northwest Missouri’s three best program records in just a four-year span.
Hoza’s squad garnered many accolades during her tenure, with 57 athletes receiving All-MIAA honors during her time as program director. The 2012 season saw a record breaking six players earn MIAA All-Conference honors.
She also led the Bearcats to their first MIAA Goalkeeper of the Year and Freshman of the Year recognitions. Hoza was the second head coach in Northwest program history, holding the record for most wins in the 19-year history of Bearcat soccer.
Hoza has previous NCAA Division I experience with Toledo University in Ohio, serving as the assistant coach for the program for two season prior to accepting the job at Northwest Missouri State. Hoza was also an assistant coach at Lock Haven University in Pennsylvania, helping to lead the Eagles on a 32-win stretch during her two years with the program. With Hoza on staff, Lock Haven triumphed in two-straight PSAC Championships and advanced to the NCAA Division II Sweet 16 in 1999 and the Elite Eight in 2000.
“Tracy has a lot of experience under her belt as a head coach. She’s been in and around the collegiate soccer scene for years and knows how to recruit and motivate players,” said Austin Peay head coach Naomi Kolarova, “She loves her athletes, she has always had a positive and vibrant personality, and I knew she was the right choice to come in and assist our program in getting to the next level. We are excited to have her and her family join us in Clarksville.”
A four-year letter winner at Mercyhurst College in Pennsylvania, Hoza’s playing career included two NSCAA All-American recognitions for the Lakers in 1994 and 1995. She is also a three-time all-region honoree, serving as the Lakers’ captain in the team’s 1994 run to the NCAA Division II Final Four. For her distinguished accomplishments on and off the pitch, Hoza was inducted into Mercyhurst’s athletics Hall of Fame in 2015.
A native of Limerick, Ireland, Hoza played for the Irish junior and senior national teams from 1987-91. She earned her bachelor’s degree in sports medicine from Mercyhurst, followed by a master’s degree in liberal arts from Lock Haven University. Hoza and her husband, Matt, join the Clarksville community and have one daughter, Cora.
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