ADRIAN, Mich. - Mike Hatfield has been named one of two Assistant Coaches of the women's soccer program at Adrian College. Coach Hatfield is the previous head coach at The University of Michigan-Dearborn, and has served as the Director of Michigan Rush Downriver Soccer Club and head coach at Trenton High School.
In his nine years at The University of Michigan-Dearborn, Hatfield was instrumental in the creation of both the women's and men's soccer programs. At the high school level, his girls and boys teams have won eight straight MHSAA District championships, and his involvement in the youth soccer scene has helped over 20 players continue their careers at the college level.
"Adrian is a championship caliber institution and I knew that I wanted to continue my collegiate coaching career as a Bulldog as soon as the opportunity became available," said Hatfield. "I'd like to thank the administration for their flexibility, as it will allow me to continue working with the Trenton girl's high school program and Rush Soccer Club."
Originally from nearby Clinton, Michigan, Hatfield has served as a lead clinician with the Adrian Soccer Academy for the past two years. As part of his new role at the College, he will serve as Coordinator of the Adrian Soccer Academy and will oversee camps and clinics for both the women's and men's soccer programs.
"We are thrilled to welcome Coach Hatfield to the Adrian family," said head coach Ali Alamdari. "Like many of our players, I've had the pleasure of working with Mike over the years and we're excited to bring his passion and expertise to our program on a daily basis."
A national search has begun to fill the remaining vacant Assistant Coach position.