Kevin Meek is in his first season as head coach for the Chicago State Women’s soccer program.

Meek comes to CSU after four years as the head coach at Assumption College in Massachusetts, where he helped guide the Greyhounds to three consecutive NE-10 conference playoff appearances and one of its best seasons. Under his guidance, the Greyhounds won its first regular season championship in 2014, made the NCAA tournament for the first time in seven years, and earned NSCAA Team Academic Awards for both 2015 and 2016. He has coached a Daktronics All-American, two NE-10 Rookie of the Year selections, and was also honored as the NE-10 and NSCAA Region 1 Coach of the Year in 2014.

Meek came to Assumption from Elms College (Mass.), where he guided the Blazers to four straight 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 Award recipient.

Prior to his time at Elms, Meek spent four seasons as the associate head coach at Westfield State (Mass.) University 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-ever NCAA Tournament bid.

Meek has a USSF B license and a NSCAA Premier Diploma, and has been involved in coaching club soccer since 1996, including most recently with the Oakwood (Conn.) Boys Academy. Through the years, he has also been the Director of Player Development for the Pioneer Valley Storm, Director of Coaching for the Junior Pioneers, and has worked with both the Massachusetts Olympic Development Program U-17 Boys and U-16 Girls teams.

A native of Noblesville, Ind., Meek was a left midfielder for Butler University and an all-state soccer player in high school. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Butler in 2001, followed by earning his Masters of Fine Arts degree in creative writing from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 2008.