BC names McNab to lead Lady Bulldogs

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After just a little more than a month since Thomas Goines stepped down after four seasons as the Barton College women’s soccer coach, the NCAA Division II program has found his replacement. Andy McNab, who has been the head coach at Div. II Seton Hill (Pennsylvania) for the last four seasons, was announced as Goines successor on Barton’s Twitter account Tuesday morning.

“The search committee was very pleased with the interest and the quality of applicants for our head women’s soccer coaching position,” said Barton athletic director Todd Wilkinson in a release from the college. “Having a highly competitive search that included so many excellent candidates shows the reputation and history of soccer at Barton College and the Wilson community.”

McNab, a native of Glasgow, Scotland, spent two seasons as assistant coach at Seton Hill before ascending to his second head coaching job. He previously was the head coach at Div. II Salem International (West Virginia) University in 2009 and 2010. McNab directed Seton Hill to its two best seasons at the Div. II level in 2017 and 2018 when the Griffins went 12-6-1 and 12-5-1, respectively. His overall record at the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference program was 38-29-5 and he coached 12 all-conference players and six all-region selections while 52 of his players were named to the PSAC academic honor roll.

“His successful experience as a Division II coach will bring excellence to the foundation already in place,” Wilkinson said. “Coach McNab was well received by our campus community and will fit in nicely at Barton College and the Wilson community. The women’s soccer program will be in great hands going forward with Coach McNab as our leader.”

McNab, a 2008 graduate of Salem International, was part of the Tigers’ West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference regular-season champion team in 2014 and the WVIAC tournament title teams in 2005 and 2006. He earned his master’s of business administration degree from Seton Hill in 2015.

McNab was a member of the Scotland national men’s U19 team that played against the U.S. and Canada.

“I would like to thank athletic director Todd Wilkinson and the hiring committee for selecting me to be the next head coach of the Bulldogs’ women’s soccer program,” said McNab in a statement. “I am excited to have the chance to take the program to the next level, on and off the field. I’m greatly looking forward to getting to know the team this spring and implementing a lasting vision for success.”

The Lady Bulldogs finished 10-6-1 overall last fall and 5-5-1 in Conference Carolinas play, reaching the semifinals of the conference tournament. Barton qualified for the conference tourney in each of Goines’ four seasons. There were only five seniors on the roster last fall.