BOSTON – The Northeastern women’s soccer program and head coach Ashley Phillips announced the addition of Alan Goggs as an assistant coach on Monday, June 6. Goggs brings eight years of professional coaching experience to Northeastern, including his most recent post as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Mount Ida College for the past two seasons.
“I am very pleased to add Alan Goggs to our Northeastern women’s soccer staff,” Phillips explained. “Alan’s drive, experience and knowledge will make him a key component on our staff. He will play an instrumental role in the development of our student-athletes both on and off the field and I am thrilled to welcome him to Northeastern.”
A certified coach by both the English Football Association (FA) and the NSCAA, Goggs brings a wealth of soccer knowledge to the Huskies after playing and coaching in both the United States and the United Kingdom. In his most recent position as an assistant coach at Mount Ida (Newton, Mass.), Goggs played an integral role in all facets of the program, including team management, recruiting, training, video analysis, scouting, and development. Goggs also played a key part in the training of the Mustangs’ goalkeepers, including practice and game preparation.
Prior to his time at Mount Ida, Goggs served as the head coach and marketing manager of SFC New England in 2013, as well as the head coach for the boys JV team at Brookline High School in 2013-14.
Goggs also served as a coach and business development manager for the Pro Soccer Academy (UK) in 2012-13, during which time he created professional tactical and technical sessions that emulated professional European academies. In this role, Goggs trained, educated and mentored competitive U-18 players and helped create a marketing strategy to effectively grow the program.
Goggs also served as a head coach and marketing manager for Global Premier Soccer (USA) from 2010-12, and an assistant coach with Soccer Elite FA (UK) from 2010-11.
In his playing days, Goggs earned a place on the first team at the University of Portsmouth (UK), where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business studies in 2006. Goggs also earned a scholarship to play at Salem International (Division II) in West Virginia, and spent time with the Tonka United Select Team (Minnesota), the Kent County U-18 Select Team (UK), and the Swadelands Premier Team (UK) among others.