Now in her third season as an assistant, Morgan Betscher helped SIUE women’s soccer to its most successful season at the NCAA Division I level.

Under Betscher, the Cougar defense shined in the 2016 postseason. SIUE posted three shutouts in five postseason games and allowed just two goals combined. During the regular season, the Cougars recorded six shutouts and finished fifth in the OVC in goals against average despite dealing with injuries to key players including No. 1 goalkeeper Juli Rossi.

Before coming to SIUE, Betscher was the head girl’s varsity coach at Greenwood High School in Greenwood, Indiana during the 2014 season.

During the 2013 season, Betscher was a volunteer assistant with the women’s soccer program at Indiana University. During her season there, she assisted in the design and development of training sessions, was involved in video analysis for game planning, scouting and player development, assisted in on-campus recruiting visits, and helped with travel arrangements. The 2013 team advanced to the second round of the Big Ten Tournament and the second round of the NCAA Tournament after receiving an at-large bid.

Betscher served as the USYSA Region II Olympic Development Program assistant coach in Phoenix, Arizona, for five years beginning in 2010.

Betscher received her bachelor’s degree from West Virginia University in health and physical education in 2011. She played four seasons of soccer with the Mountaineers. In 2010, the team advanced to the NCAA Sweet 16 after winning the Big East Conference regular season and tournament championships. In 2011, they also won the Big East Conference title. The Mountaineers also competed in the NCAA Tournament during all four years of Betscher’s career. Betscher was a Big East Academic All-Star and a member of the Big East All-Academic team each of her four years at West Virginia.

She was a member of the U15 National Team and made the Region Two National Team from the ages of 12-16. Betscher’s club team, which is now St. Louis Scott Gallagher, won the nationals at the U15 age group.