Assumption picks Meek to lead program
Replaces Melia who resigned in spring after four seasons
WORCESTER, Mass. -- Assumption has named Kevin Meek as its women’s soccer head coach, as announced by Nick Smith, director of athletics. Meek replaces Glenn Melia, who resigned in the spring after four seasons at Assumption.
“We are happy to welcome Kevin to Assumption as our women’s soccer head coach,” Smith said. “I was impressed with his success as both a coach and as a player and I think he will help build our program to level of success that we are striving for on the field, in the classroom and in the community.”
Meek comes to Assumption from Elms College (Mass.), where he guided the Blazers to four consecutive NECC tournament appearances, including a league title and an NCAA tournament berth in 2011. His teams posted an overall mark of 36-35-7, including an impressive 24-5-4 record in conference play. At Elms, he coached nine First Team All-Conference players, along with six Second Team players, two Honorable Mention All-NECC selections and one Goalkeeper of the Year.
Prior to his time at Elms, Meek spent four seasons as the associate head coach at Westfield State (Mass.) from 2005-2009. In the 2008 season, he helped guide the Owls to a 15-5 overall record and the MASCAC league title as the team earned the program’s first NCAA tournament bid.
Meek has been involved in coaching club soccer since 1996, including most recently as the director of player development and the head coach of the U10 and U11 girls teams for the Pioneer Valley Storm from 2010-2012. He has also been involved in the Olympic Development Program (ODP), serving as the assistant coach for the Massachusetts ODP U17 Boys from 2011-2012 and the assistant coach of the Massachusetts ODP U16 Girls currently.
In addition to his coaching experience, Meek was a successful player as he was a three-year member of the Division I Butler (Ind.) men’s soccer team from 1991-1993. A native of Noblesville, Ind., he was a member of the Indiana All-State Team from 1989-1991 and an Indianapolis United U19 Premier player in 1990. He earned his bachelor of arts degree in English from Butler in 1996, followed by his master’s degree in English from IUPUI in Indianapolis in 2004. He also earned his master’s of fine arts degree in creative writing from the Massachusetts-Amherst in 2008.