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Coaching Aug 03, 2020

Sam Houston State women’s soccer team adds Michael O’Hare to coaching staff

HUNTSVILLE — Sam Houston State soccer coach Tom Brown has announced the addition of former Oklahoma State volunteer coach Michael O’Hare to his staff as an assistant for the upcoming season.

“We are very excited to add Michael to our staff.  He has done excellent work at Oklahoma State and has had the opportunity to learn from a great coach, Colin Carmichael,” Brown said. “He will be overseeing our goalkeepers training and opponent scouting.”

Oklahoma State won the Big 12 regular-season championship in 2017 and 2019, picking up 16 wins in both seasons with O’Hare on staff. The Cowgirls’ program was also recognized as having the 2019 United Soccer Coaches Midwest Staff of the Year.

O’Hare holds national “B,” “C,” “D” and “E” licenses from the United States Soccer Federation and also Goalkeeping Level I-III licenses from the National Coaches Association of America. He also is an Olympic Development Program Region III Staff coach.

A six-year member of the coaching staff at Stillwater High School, O’Hare helped lead the Pioneers to four state tournament appearances, including a Class 6A state runner-up finish in 2017. He served as an Oklahoma High School All-State coach in 2011 and 2016.

A native of Oklahoma City, O’Hare graduated from Oklahoma State with a psychology degree in May 2015. He is also a graduate of Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School where he played on three district championship teams and a state title winner as a prep and was named an all-state goalkeeper in 2010.