COACHING STAFF

Michigan Women's Soccer Assistant Coach Tiffany Hansen

TIFFANY HANSEN

Title: Assistant Coach

The 2017 season marked Tiffany Hansen's third season as an assistant coach with the University of Michigan women's soccer team. She joined the Wolverine coaching staff in January 2015 and works primarily with the Maize and Blue goalkeepers.

Hansen also oversees Michigan's recruiting efforts and has made an immediate and instrumental impact in bringing top-level talent to Ann Arbor. She helped bring the nation's No. 6 recruiting class to Ann Arbor in 2017, which included the No. 1 goalkeeper in the country in Hillary Beall (Laguna Beach, California).

In three seasons with Hansen on staff, the Wolverines have allowed an average of just one goal per game and recorded 20 shutouts in 59 total games. Under Hansen's guidance, goalkeeper Sarah Jackson was named to the All-Big Ten third team in her senior season, and was twice named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week as a junior. During the 2017 season, Hansen managed one of the most talented goalkeeping units in the county, as Michigan rotated between three different starting keepers, each with a different style of play and strengths that benefited the program.

Prior to coming to Ann Arbor, she spent four successful seasons at the University of Dayton (2011-14), where she was responsible for all goalkeeper development and training and also served as the program's recruiting coordinator and camp director. She helped lead the Flyers to two A10 Tournament championships (2011, '14), the 2013 A10 regular-season title and two appearances in the NCAA Tournament (2011, '14). Hansen mentored two goalkeepers to A10 All-Championship Team honors, and in 2013 helped goalkeeper Elizabeth James collect NSCAA National Player of the Week and two A10 Rookie of the Week distinctions, as well as earn a spot on the A10 All-Rookie Team.

Hansen got her start in collegiate coaching as the goalkeeper coach for three seasons at Bowling Green (2008-11), where she also competed during the final two years of her playing career. In three seasons as an assistant, she helped BGSU record 23 shutouts, including a program-record 14 during the 2008 season. She also guided a Falcon goalkeeper to First Team All-MAC honors. In addition to her success as a goalkeeper coach, Hansen also pursued a Master's degree in food and nutrition from BGSU, earning her degree in 2010.

Hansen began her collegiate playing career at Louisville in 2004, before transferring to Bowling Green for her final two seasons. As a goalkeeper at BGSU, she helped the Falcons set a new record for shutouts in a season with 10 in 2006. She represented Bowling Green as a team captain as a senior and was also a two-time BGSU Scholar-Athlete of the Year nominee (2006-07). Hansen graduated Summa Cum Laude from BGSU with a bachelor's degree in dietetics in 2008.

In addition to her collegiate playing and coaching experience, Hansen also works on the Head Age Group staff for Region II ODP, has recently signed on to work with Michigan ODP across many age groups, and has previously held various positions with the Ohio South and Ohio North Olympic Development Programs. She has become a mainstay on the Region II Interregional ODP staff and was twice selected to the staff for an invite-only, Region II, ODP international training camp in Costa Rica. Hansen has also served on the goalkeeping staff for the ECNL Player Development Program.

Since 2015, Hansen been on the US Soccer Training Center Staff for the State of Michigan and the Midwest Region, helping to identify and develop top players with youth national team potential. She has also earned a NSCAA Premier Diploma and NSCAA Advanced National GK License.

A well-known and respected coach in the Midwest Region, Hansen was selected for the NSCAA 30-under-30 program and NCAA Women's Coaching Academy, both of which are designed to recognize and develop young, talented coaches across the country.


Michigan Women's Soccer Assistant Coach Katie Hultin

KATIE HULTIN

Title: Assistant Coach

Katie Hultin joined the Michigan women's soccer program as an assistant coach on April 13, 2018.

"I am very excited to have Katie, join our coaching staff," said Klein. "I have had the pleasure of playing and coaching with Katie and in that time have been impressed with her professionalism, passion for coaching and teaching the game of soccer, and her understanding what is takes to build a culture of excellence. Her experience coaching and recruiting at the collegiate level as well as coaching with our national teams will be a great addition to will help our staff as we work to build a successful soccer program here at Michigan."

Hultin comes to Ann Arbor following two seasons on the staff at the University of Oregon where she worked as a specialist with the defense and goalkeepers. The Ducks won eight games in each season, matching their best win total since 2012.

Hultin also spent the last two years as an assistant coach on the U.S. Soccer U18 and U19 women's national team, working with the goalkeepers.

Prior to her time at Oregon, Hultin was an assistant coach at the University of Illinois for the 2014 and 2015 seasons and also worked with the defense and goalkeepers.

In 2014 Illinois recorded six shutouts and reduced its goals allowed from 50 in 2013 to just 19 while posting a 10-8-2 record. The defensive display extended to 2015 as the Illini recorded four shutouts and allowed just 21 goals while producing a 10-6-3 record.

Prior to her time in the Big Ten, Hultin was the goalkeepers coach at Seattle University, where she worked from 2009 through March of 2014. Hultin was part of a Redhawks staff that won the Western Athletic Conference regular-season and conference tournaments en route to an NCAA Tournament appearance. During her time in Seattle, Hultin's keepers attained a 1.00 goals against average or better in each season with a sparkling 0.84 gaa in 2013.

Hultin earned a degree in biology from Washington State University in 2005. At WSU, she was a four-year letterwinner on the soccer team where she was a consistent presence in the Cougars' record books. Upon graduation, she owned career records in shutouts (21) and saves (248), and was third all-time in wins with 23. She was a three-time All-Pac-10 honoree and team most valuable player in 2004.

Hultin also has professional experience as she was a member of the W-League's Arizona Heatwave, Mile High Mustangs and the Seattle Sounders. She also participated in the 2009 Women's Professional Soccer (WPS) pre-season.

Hultin originally hails from Denver, Colorado, and was a member of the Colorado State ODP team and Region IV team from 1997-2001.

Her coaching experience also includes being the Girls’ Coaching Director at FC Alliance and on the Region IV ODP staff. She currently holds her USFF A License.


Michigan Women's Soccer Volunteer Assistant Coach Holly Hein

HOLLY HEIN

Title: Volunteer Assistant Coach

Holly Hein joins the Michigan women’s soccer coaching staff in the 2018 season as the volunteer assistant coach.

Hein will work with all areas of the program, particularly focusing on in-game analysis, opponent and team video breakdown, as well as scouting report preparation.

In addition to working with the Wolverines, Hein has also been coaching the Michigan Wolves-Hawks Soccer Club since 2016.

Hein was a four year letter winner for the University of Michigan, playing from 2009-13. On the field, Hein was a two-time NSCAA All-Great Lakes Region honoree, a two-time All-Big Ten First Team honoree and was named team captain for her final two seasons.

In the classroom for the Wolverines, Hein was named a 2013 Senior CLASS Award Finalist, a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar, a CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-District Five Second Team selection, a three-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree and a four-time U-M Athletic Academic Achievement selection.

Following her collegiate career, Hein went on to play professionally for the Houston Dash and Seattle Reign of the NWSL before finishing her professional career playing for Aland United of the Finnish Naisten Liiga.

Hein currently holds her USSF “D” License and will be pursuing her USSF “C” License in December of 2018. She is also a master’s candidate for a degree in recreation and sport pedagogy with a concentration in soccer coaching from Ohio University.


Michigan Women's Soccer Director of Analytics Bilal Hussein

BILAL HUSSEIN

Title: Director of Analytics

Bilal Hussein joined the Michigan women's soccer coaching staff in 2017 as a volunteer assistant coach and will enter a new role as the director of soccer analytics for the 2018 campaign.

In addition to working with the Wolverines, Hussein was involved at the club level as the Director of Coaching and head coach of the U-14 girls and boys and U-9 boys with the Ann Arbor United Soccer Club for the 2017-18 season.

Prior to joining Ann Arbor United's staff, Hussein was involved with the Michigan Tigers Football Club from for five seasons between 2009 and 2016, serving as the boys head coach at various levels from U-9 to U-17. He also held stints with CW3 (2007-09) and the Huron Valley Soccer Club (2003-07).

Before emerging on the club scene, Hussein was the men's soccer head coach at the University of Michigan Dearborn during the 2003-04 season. Hussein earned his MBA from Davenport University in Michigan in 2005.

A native of Lebanon, Hussein attended the University of Lebanon from 1996-2000, where he was a four-year member of the men's soccer team and earned his bachelor's degree in business administration in 2000. While he was a student, he joined the Lebanese Army in 1997 to serve his one year mandatory service. He spent his time in the service playing soccer for the Lebanese Army Rangers and helped them to claim the Lebanese Army National Cup in 1997. He then went on to compete for the Lebanese Army National Team for a short period of time before finishing his service in 1998.

When he moved to the United States, Hussein continued his playing career playing for Michigan Athletic FC (2006-07), the Dearborn Stars (2007-09, 2011-13), Michigan Sporting FC (2009-10, 2013) and the Lebanese Consulate Team (2011-13), all within the State of Michigan.

Throughout the years, Hussein has worked tirelessly to earn several USSF coaching licenses, including his USSF "A-Senior" License in 2017, becoming the first person in Michigan and the United States to receive that license.


Michigan Women's Soccer Director of Operations Alicia Groveston Jackson

ALICIA GROVESTON JACKSON

Title: Director of Operations

Alicia Groveston Jackson joins the Michigan women’s soccer staff in the 2018 season as the director of operations. Jackson’s primary duties will include managing the team schedule and coordinating all team travel and logistics.

Groveston Jackson makes the move to Ann Arbor, Michigan after being the inaugural women’s lacrosse coach at Grand Valley State University since 2011. During her time at GVSU, Groveston Jackson was a five-time Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference coach of the year while leading her team to six regular season championships, four GLIAC Tournament championships, and the first-ever NCAA postseason appearance in the 2016 campaign.

In her seven seasons as Grand Valley, Groveston Jackson coached 50 All-GLIAC players, the 2018 midfielder and goalkeeper of the year, five GLIAC Defenders of the Year, 13 IWLCA All-Region players, six IWLCA All-American players and four 2012 All-Independent Lacrosse Second Team Members.

Aside from her collegiate coaching career, Groveston Jackson also coached for six years for the Rapid Lax Lacrosse Club in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Groveston Jackson served as the IWLCA President for three years where she was a spokesperson for over 1,700 coaches and 550 member organizations, while also serving as a US Lacrosse Coach Development Committee Chair for one year and multiple NCAA Committees.

Professionally, Groveston Jackson was awarded with the 2016 IWLCA Nike Presidents Cup Award, which is awarded to the individual who has to worked to promote, develop and enhance the intercollegiate women’s lacrosse game. In 2011, she was awarded the IWLCA Service Award, which is given to the individual who has committed themselves to the betterment of the intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association.

Groveston Jackson played collegiate lacrosse at Salisbury University where she was named CAC All-Conference and regional all-American, while also being named to the Academic All-American team. Jackson graduated from Salisbury with a bachelor of arts in communication arts and later received her masters of business administration from the Salisbury University Perdue School of Business.

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