Amy Kiah
Wofford College
Amy Kiah
Head Women's Soccer Coach
kiahab@wofford.edu
Wofford College

Division 1


Amy Kiah enters her 22nd season at Wofford in 2018. She is currently the longest tenured coach at Wofford after football coach, Mike Ayers retired in the winter. Including two years as an assistant coach, this season marks Kiah's 22nd total campaign on the Wofford sidelines.

Kiah coached the Terriers to a 7-11-1 record in 2017 behind all-conference performances from Hayley Younginer and Katie Beuerlein. Younginer led the country in total goals (21), goals per game (1.11) and ranked second in total points (46) en route to being named First Team All-Conference. Beuerlein finished seventh in the conference in goals (7) and eight in assists (5) while being named Second Team All-Conference. 

In the 2016 the Terriers finished with a record of 2-16-1. Kiah's Terriers were led by Katie Beuerlein who scored 3 goals on the season. 

During the 2015 season, Kiah's Terriers finished with a record of 6-8-4 while reaching their third straight Southern Conference tournament quarterfinals. Hayley Younginer led the team in goals and ws named to the SoCon All-Freshman team. 

During the 2014 season, Kiah led the team to a 7-11-0 record while claiming back-to-back Southern Conference tournament quarterfinals appearances. Two Terriers in Hannah Washko and Rachel Fenner were named to the All-Southern Conference Freshman team. Additionally, the team broke the single-game record for goals (10) and points (28) in a 10-0 shutout of Chattanooga. 

Under the direction of Kiah in 2013, the Terriers finished 8-5-6 overall and made their first appearance in the Southern Conference tournament since 2010. After defeating UNCG on penalty kicks in the first round, Wofford advanced to its first Southern Conference Championship Quarterfinals appearance since 2002. The successful season for the Terriers saw four players selected to All-Conference teams, including Maggie Bosley, who was only the third Wofford women's soccer player named to the first team since Hall of Famers Brigid Meadow (1997) and Heidi Best (1997 and 1998) earned their honors.

To add to a successful season in 2013, the Terriers had a stifling defense that allowed 0.63 goals against average for the season. The team's 0.55 goals against average against Southern Conference opponents was ranked first in the conference. Her players demonstrated great academic success as 12 players were named to the Fall 2013 Academic All-Southern Conference Team. Kiah also earned her 100th career victory as a coach in a 5-1 win over Chattanooga (10/6).

In 2012, the team posted a 6-10-2 overall record. The team showed great academic success as the Terriers had 10 players named to the Fall 2012 Academic All-Southern Conference Team.

The 2011 campaign saw the Terriers post s 8-7-2 record, the squad's best season since 2004 when Coach Kiah's team went 8-8-1. Although the team was unable to make the SoCon tournament in a competitive season, the Terriers had seven players selected to the Fall 2011 SoCon Academic All-Conference Team.

Coach Kiah's 2010 team recorded seven wins and captured a berth to the Southern Conference tournament. The team went 7-8-4 overall, posting the most wins since the 2007 season when the Terriers finished 7-11-2.

In the 2010 offseason, Coach Kiah pushed for her student-athletes to be involved in the Spartanburg community. She challenged each academic class to create new opportunities for the team to volunteer their time with organizations amongst the community. The rising seniors raised money by signing the team up for a "Kick it for Cancer" tournament which helped raise money for the Gibbs Cancer Center located in Spartanburg, South Carolina. The rising juniors signed the team up for a Habitat for Humanity house and went to a site just down the road from Wofford College and helped build a house. The rising sophomores involved the team in the Miracle Baseball League, which is an organization that brings together special needs children of all ages in the area and enables them to play baseball. Coach Kiah looks to make the off-season community service an annual tradition for her upcoming teams.

Kiah became the first Wofford women's soccer coach to eclipse the 50-win plateau when the Terriers earned a 1-0 home victory against eventual Southern Conference Tournament champion Western Carolina Oct. 2, 2005.

With the Terriers' 4-0 win over Canisius Sept. 5, 2003, she became the program's all-time winningest head coach and with a career tally of 88, she eclipsed the mark of 35 by Josef Lorenz (1995-98). Wofford's first-ever coach was Dr. Jhon Akers, who compiled 10 wins after starting the team in 1994.

Kiah arrived in Spartanburg in 1997 as an assistant coach for Lorenz. She took over the reigns of the program in the fall of 1999 and led the Terriers to a school-record 13 victories in her first year. Under her direction, Wofford has remained competitive in the Southern Conference, advancing to the league tournament on numerous occasions.

She coached another All-Southern Conference honoree in graduated senior Jessica Connett following the 2006 campaign. Connett, also a Phi Beta Kappa inductee, became the seventh all-league choice under Kiah out of the nine total Wofford has produced since joining the league in 1997.

The Terriers were also one of four Wofford athletic teams in 2006 to receive initial Academic Progress Report (APR) recognition from the NCAA for outstanding academic achievement.

Kiah had the honor of being on the sidelines for the Terriers' double-overtime 2-1 triumph at The Citadel Oct. 6, 2006, which marked the 100th overall victory in the history of the program.

A native of Atlanta, Ga., she attended North Carolina and played for legendary head coach Anson Dorrance. At Chapel Hill, she was a member of the team that captured three consecutive national titles from 1992-94. On the 1992 and '93 teams, she was a key reserve at forward and was teammates with U.S. National Team and future World Cup and Olympic champions Mia Hamm, Kristine Lilly and Tisha Venturini.

After redshirting the 1994 campaign, Kiah transferred to the College of Charleston and garnered 1995 first-team All-Trans America Athletic Conference honors.

Kiah also has seen time on the semi-pro level by playing with the Charlotte Speed of the W-League. As a member of the Speed, she topped the team in goals and was among the squad's leaders in assists as well.

She sent the 2003 top Terrier point producer, Jaime Cutts, to the W-League where Cutts was a member of the Carolina Dynamo.

While still living in Atlanta, Kiah was a member of the Blackburn United U-19 club team which captured the 1992 Georgia state championship.

She is also a mainstay at a variety of summer camps throughout the Southeast, including the North Carolina Girls' Soccer Camp and the Ralph Lundy Soccer Academy in Charleston, S.C.

A 1999 graduate of Converse College, she is married to Wofford director of athletic facilities Andy Kiah. The couple has two daughters, Kayleigh, born in 2004, and Mikenna, who was born in 2010. They live in Spartanburg with their labrador retriever Champ.