Thursday, December 16, 2010

Dan Muns Named Head Women’s Soccer Coach at Coker College

Hartsville, SC – Former Columbus State women’s soccer assistant coach Dan Muns has been named head coach of the women’s soccer program at Coker College the school announced Thursday afternoon.

“We are very excited to have Dan join the Coker family,” said Coker Director of Athletics Lynn Griffin. “He brings a wealth of coaching experience and a vision for success to the women’s soccer program. I feel his experience in developing a program from scratch at Columbus State has prepared him to recruit the type of student-athlete that will thrive at Coker College.”

“I am very excited and honored to be selected as the next women’s soccer coach at Coker,” said Muns. “This is great time to be a part of the Coker community. There is an energy throughout the campus that I know will help us develop successful women’s soccer players both on the field and in the classroom.”

Muns arrives in Hartsville, SC, via CSU where he has been since the inception of the program in 2004.  He has helped build Columbus State into a perennial powerhouse nationally.  After a difficult first season, he helped lead the Lady Cougars to six straight Peach Belt Conference regular season titles.

in 2010 he helped guide Columbus State to a 19-2-1 record and its fourth PBC Tournament Championship in five years.  He helped mentor freshman goalkeeper Willi Babillis into one of the best keepers in the Southeast Region as she garnered All-Conference and All-Region honors.  Her 0.41 goals against average is the best in school history.

“I couldn’t be any happier for Dan to get this opportunity,” said CSU head women’s soccer coach Jay Entlich.  “He has been instrumental in what we have built here from scratch and he will be missed by everyone at Columbus State.  I know he will do great things there and I wish him and his family the very best as they start a new journey in their lives.”

“My time at CSU has been absolutely unbelievable as I’ve gotten to work along some great leaders,” stated Muns.  “I want to thank Dr. Mescon, Coach Sparks, Coach Jay (Entlich) and everyone else that has helped me along the way and I truly am grateful for that.  Jay has been the perfect mentor in preparing me for this day and it is difficult to walk away from CSU but it is an unbelievable opportunity at Coker.”

During his time at Columbus State, Muns has coached four All-Americans, three Scholar All-Americans, 21 All-Region, six Scholar All-Region, two Peach Belt Freshman of the Year, 28 All-Conference, 19 All-Tournament and three Peach Belt Tournament MVP players.  He holds a United States Soccer Federation (USSF) “B” License and National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Goalkeeping Diplomas I & II.  The team accumulated an overall record of 112-31-14 during his time there.

A graduate of Columbus State, Muns holds a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and is currently pursuing his Masters in Public Administration from CSU. In addition to his college coaching experience, Dan has coached youth soccer for more than 14 years and has served as the Head Boy’s Soccer Coach at Calvary Christian School in Columbus.

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