Friday, March 15, 2013

Kowall resigns as UIS women's soccer coach

University of Illinois Springfield women’s soccer coach Pete Kowall is headed back to the NCAA Division I ranks.

He has resigned at UIS and is joining the women’s soccer staff at Indiana State University as an assistant coach.

Kowall was previously a head coach at Illinois State University and an assistant at the University of Michigan.

“I don’t know if everyone wants to coach at Division I,” he said. “That’s where most of my experience is, so I feel more comfortable in that division."

Kowall was hired to get the UIS women’s soccer program off the ground. He was at the helm for five seasons beginning with the 2008 inaugural campaign. The Prairie Stars compiled a 16-56-4 record under Kowall. UIS won a season-high four games in 2008 and 2011.

“This is the only program I haven’t been able to win at,” he said. “As a coach, it is frustrating. “It’s time for someone else to take over the program and try to turn nine one-goal losses to wins.”

Kowall was featured by The State Journal-Register on March 15, 2013.

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