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Cornell women’s soccer program hires Rob Ferguson

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ITHACA, N.Y. (Via Cornell University) – Cornell University Head Coach of Women’s Soccer Dwight Hornibrook has announced that Rob Ferguson has joined the program as an assistant coach.

Ferguson joins the Big Red after a very successful stint as the Director of Coaching with the WNY Flash Academy. He helped turn the program into a player development leader in Western New York, expending the program’s footprint from 15 teams to 34 teams and moving them into national recognition in Elite Clubs National League (ECNL). Ferguson guided the Flash 03G ECNL and Flash 02G ECNL advances into the Elite 8 in June 2018, and he’s helped several players advance to the Youth National Team level.


“We are extremely pleased to have been able to add Rob to our coaching staff,” Hornibrook said. “His track record of success at the club level both on and off the field has been exceptional. He is an excellent coach who possesses a great manner with the players, and his recruiting network will be an asset as well.”

Before joining the WNY Flash Academy, Ferguson was the head coach of both the men’s and women’s soccer programs at NAIA Huston-Tillotson University in Austin, Texas. Prior to that, he served as the Executive Director of Business for Lonestar Soccer Club from 2008 until 2015. One of the largest and most successful youth soccer clubs in the country, Ferguson coached the Lonestar 96B Red, 93G Red, 94G Red and 95G Red, and he helped advance the 95G Red to the USYSNC Region III Championships in June 2013 and 2014.

Previous stops for Ferguson included a stint as the head coach with Albion Hurricanes FC in Houston, where he guided the AHFC 94G Blue to the USYSNC Regionals for the first time in their history. Before that, he was the Director of Coaching for FC Arsenal for three years in Bastrop, Texas, and he was a Regional Manager for Brittania Soccer/ProExcel, based in Seattle, Wash.

Originally from Huddersfield, England, Ferguson earned a bachelor’s degree in sports studies and business management from the University of Manchester. He holds a USSF ‘A’ Coaching License, a USSF National Youth License, and an NSCAA GK Diploma.

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