Colleen McTygue

For 20 years, Colleen was the head coach of the State University at New Paltz women’s soccer program. Colleen is the winningest coach in the program’s history. The New Paltz women’s team earned a berth in the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) Tournament seven times under her direction, SUNYAC title, and spots in the NCAA Tournament. She has coached 21 All-SUNYAC student-athletes, two National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) All-Region players and All-Americans since taking over the program. Colleen has also been named the SUNYAC Coach of the Year more than once. Colleen holds a coaching license from the English Football Association as well as an Advanced National License from the NSCAA and is a graduate of the NCAA Women's Coaching Academy. Colleen coached and played for the Millwall and Arsenal clubs in the top English Women's National League. She has worked for the English-based Coerver Coaching Association, which teaches what is widely recognized as the world's top soccer skills coaching method. Colleen has also coached at Skidmore College and the University at Albany. Colleen was a goalkeeper at SUNY Plattsburgh and ranks among the program’s all-time leaders in career saves and save percentage. Collen has a master’s degree in educational administration.


Coaching Experience:
  • Head Coach, State University at New Paltz
  • Millwall and Arsenal Clubs
  • Coerver Coaching Association
  • University at Albany
  • Skidmore College
Playing Experience:
  • Professional Soccer  (Millwall and Arsenal clubs in the top English Women's National League)
  • Goalkeeper at SUNY Plattsburgh


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