Sports

ILCC Hires New Women's Soccer Coach

Thu 9-4-2014


Iowa Lakes Community College Director of Athletics Troy Larson has announced the hiring of Kevin Mahlan as the new Head Women’s Soccer Coach.

A Lindenhurst, N.Y., native, Mahlan received his Associates Degree in Criminal Justice from Farmingdale University in 1975.  He chose to continue his education in 1996, earning his Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from LaSalle University.  Again in 2010 he took to the books completing his Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from American College of Education.  He is currently enrolled at Northcentral University working towards his Doctorate Degree in Sports Management.


Mahlan’s coaching career began as the Head Men’s Soccer coach for Tri County Technical College in South Carolina.  Before joining the Laker coaching staff, he also served as a head competitive boy’s and girl’s teams coach in Florida for age groups under 7 to under 19, as well as head high school boys soccer coach in Tavares, Fla., for six years; Haines City, Fla., for two years; Winter Haven, Fla., for four years; and Berea, S.C., for two years.


“We are thrilled to have Kevin as our Head Women’s Soccer Coach.  He brings a wealth of experience coaching soccer at all levels,” Larson stated.  “He is passionate about the sport and cares deeply for student athletes.  I’m anxious to see him coach this year’s team and excited about the future of our women’s program.”


Mahlan’s plan is to continue the program’s widely recognized progress to be National Contenders for years to come.  In the past season, the Laker Women were ranked in the top 20 for five weeks.


“I am thankful to have the opportunity to work with a wonderful group of young women, who have seen success both on and off the pitch,” Mahlan said.  “My hope for the program is that every student athlete develops a stronger passion for the game, with experiences that will help shape them for their lifelong journey.”