The Caltech Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation has named Taylor Houck as the inaugural Head Coach for the new women’s soccer program.

Houck joins Caltech with two seasons of Division III coaching experience along with professional playing experience overseas. She spent two years as an assistant coach at Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio following four years of playing experience at Division I Villanova University and a stint in the highest-level league in Finland. With Houck’s assistance, Oberlin posted its first winning record in 25 years and earned its first-ever NSCAA regional ranking while being recognized with the NSCAA Academic and Silver Ethics Awards. She was also responsible for managing the social media channels of the Heisman Club, an organization composed of Oberlin letter-winners interested in the well-being of Oberlin Athletics.

A two-time Team MVP and All-BIG EAST selection at Villanova, Houck earned her bachelor’s degree in sociology and has completed her USSF ‘E” National License along with NSCAA Goalkeeper Levels 1, 2 and 3 Diplomas. She has also coached at various youth clubs, including the Excalibur Soccer Club in North Olmstead, Ohio; Pallokissat Youth Team in Finland; and FC Bucks in Hollands, Pa.