McPherson, Kan. – McPherson College President Michael Schneider announced on Thursday that current Director of Athletics and men’s soccer coach Doug Quint will transition out of his role as AD and into the role of Head Soccer Coach for both the women’s and men’s programs. Quint will make this transition by the end of the fiscal year.
“Doug has done a fantastic job leading our men’s soccer program and serving as our athletic director,” said Schneider. “His leadership in both areas has been outstanding. I am proud of his work to elevate the student-athlete experience at McPherson and feel fortunate to spend the last few years working with him.”
With this transition, MC will be looking to add a full-time athletic director before the next academic year.
“First off, I want to thank Michael and McPherson College for the opportunity I’ve had to lead this athletic department for the last five years,” said Quint. “It was a great experience and every day I did the best I knew how. I have built a lot of great professional relationships in this role and will miss that. I took this job because I wanted to provide some stability in the athletic department. Now I am at the point where I believe a full-time Athletic Director is what is best for the college moving forward. There is just so much to balance while also being a head coach. I look forward to helping the college out in any way I can to find the next athletic department leader.”
As a coach, Quint has had a multitude of success at Mac and is coming off a 14-4-2 season where his men’s soccer team won the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference Regular Season and Postseason Tournament titles. His overall record as a men’s coach sits at 125-88-16 and is 70-30-8 within the conference. Since 2005 his men’s program has won 74% of their games in the KCAC.
“I look forward to getting the women’s program back to their winning ways,” Quint continued. “It’s going to be a challenge but it is something that I am excited to take on. There is a great group of players returning that will be our foundation of success.”
Quint is no stranger to coaching collegiate women as he was the one brought in to restart the program in 2003. His program went from finishing eighth in the KCAC his first year to second in his fifth and final year; that squad finished the season at 13-6-1 overall and 7-2 in the conference. To this day it was the most successful women’s soccer team in McPherson College history.