The Panthers Will Play Syracuse on Friday and St. John's on Sunday
Sue-Moy Chin begins her ninth season as head women's soccer coach at the University of Pittsburgh. Chin arrived at Pitt during the spring of 2003 following a two-year stint as the top assistant at the University of Colorado. In her 16-year career, she has established a broad background in all aspects of coaching from recruiting, scheduling and budgeting and has coached 20 All-Americans and 13 players who competed in the WUSA.
A 1998 graduate of Florida International University, Chin has worked with several nationally prominent soccer programs over the past several years, including her alma mater Florida International, as well as Notre Dame, Duke and Colorado.
Chin has continuously propelled the women's soccer program in a positive direction during her eight-year tenure as head coach. She has not only led the Panthers to four post season appearances in the last six years (2005, 2006, 2008, 2010) but is responsible for guiding the team to the most post season appearances than any other coach in school history; as accomplished in 2008 when Chin and her Panthers earned a berth in the Big East Tournament.
Chin has not only developed a well-rounded program on the field, but her recruiting efforts have helped to build a strong and growing team for the upcoming seasons. After completing the regular season in 2007, Chin's recruiting efforts were noted by Soccer Buzz Magazine when the 2008 freshman class was ranked 13th in the Mid-Atlantic region. The announcement marked the first time in school history that the women's soccer program received such an honor.
Last year, Chin spearheaded a valiant comeback by the Panthers' squad that won its final three games of the regular season to clinch a berth in the conference tournament. In 2009, Pitt tied a set of school records for wins (8), winning percentage (.444), shutouts (10), lowest goals against in a season (11) and least goals allowed per game (0.61). In 2006, Chin led the Panthers to their second consecutive postseason appearance in the Big East Tournament, and tied its school record for most wins in a single season with eight on the year, a mark that matched the program's successful 1998 squad. Earlier that season, the Panthers went undefeated for five straight matches, marking the longest period in which the team had ever carried an undefeated record. In 2005, Chin guided Pitt to its first postseason appearance in seven seasons.
During her first year at Pitt (2003), Chin's Panthers achieved school records for least goals allowed in a season (23) and least goals allowed per game (1.32). She also registered the most wins ever for a first-year coach in women's soccer history at Pitt. Additionally, Chin's Panthers have a history of performing exceedingly well in the classroom, as 46 of her student-athletes have earned Big East Academic All-Star honors throughout her tenure as head coach.
Chin joined the coaching staff at Colorado in 2001 as the program's top assistant coach and recruiting coordinator. She was responsible for the goalkeepers and field player development while also coordinating the Buffaloes' scheduling, traveling and budgeting. As the recruiting coordinator, Chin was responsible for Colorado's largest all-time recruiting class (15), which produced the 2002 Big 12 Freshman of the Year.
Prior to Colorado, Chin served as an assistant coach at Duke University (2000-01) and was in charge of recruiting. She coached two All-Americans for the Blue Devils and, as the recruiting coordinator, helped sign a Top-20 recruiting class to the university, which produced the Atlantic Coast Conference's Freshman of the Year in 2001. In 2000, Duke advanced to the ACC Tournament final and earned a berth in the NCAA Tournament.
As an assistant at Notre Dame from 1997-99, she helped lead the Fighting Irish to two Final Four appearances (1997 and 1999), three 20-win seasons, three Big East Conference titles and three NCAA Tournament appearances. Notre Dame reached the 1999 NCAA title game before falling to 16-time national champion North Carolina. Chin also coached 18 All-Americans, including World Cup Champion Kate (Sobrero) Markgraf and Olympic Gold medalist Shannon Boxx.
During her playing career at Florida International, Chin started all 67 games at goalkeeper from 1991-94. She earned Soccer News Honorable Mention All-America honors in 1993, one of only two Florida International players to earn such accolades. That same year, Chin led Florida International to its lone Trans American Athletic Conference Championship and its only NCAA Tournament appearance. During her collegiate career, she earned the Hall of Fame Award from the university (1994), All-Trans American Athletic Conference Second Team honors (1993-94), All-South Honors (1993), and All-Florida Honors (1991-93). A three-year captain, Chin recorded an impressive 41-21-6 record. Chin also owns two school records at Florida International, including career shutouts (20) and single-season shutouts (7). Her career goals against average of 1.11 also stands as the best mark in school history. Due to a broken finger during her senior year, Chin scored two goals in seven games as a left midfielder.
A native of Scarborough, Ontario, Chin was a member of the Canadian National Pool Team from 1990-92 and was a five-year standout at Aurora High School, receiving honors as a two-time Athlete of the Year along with Hall of Fame honors (1991). An all-around athlete, Chin also lettered in volleyball, basketball, track and field, and field hockey. Coaching runs in the Chin family, as her older sister, Carla Baker, served as the head women's soccer coach at the University of Iowa from 2002-05. The two coached together at Notre Dame during the 1997 and 1998 seasons.
THE SUE-MOY CHIN FILE
Birthdate: Feb. 2, 1972 in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada.
Hometown: Scarborough, Ontario, Canada.
Education: Bachelor of Science-Physical Education, Florida International University, 1998.
Family: Four brothers and two sisters; has 10 nieces and nephews.
Head Coach, University of Pittsburgh, 2003-present.
Assistant Coach, University of Colorado, 2001-03.
Assistant Coach, Duke University, 2000-01.
Assistant Coach, University of Notre Dame, 1997-99.
Assistant Coach, Florida International University, 1995-96.
Florida International University, 1991-94.
Canadian Under-19 National Pool, 1990.
Scarborough United S.C., 1982-92.
PROFESSIONAL PLAYERS COACHED BY SUE-MOY CHIN
Player, National/Professional Team
Lakeysia Beene, U.S. National Team, San Jose Cyber Rays
Shannon Boxx, U.S. National Team, New York Power, LA SOL
Kara Brown, U.S. Under-21 National Team, San Diego Spirit
Meotis Erickson, U.S. Under-21 National Team, Boston Breakers
Monica Gerardo, Mexican National Team, Washington Freedom
Monica Gonzalez, Mexican National Team, Boston Breakers
Jen Grubb, U.S. National Team, Washington Freedom
Thora Helgadottir, Iceland National Team
Kelly Lindsey, U.S. National Team, San Jose Cyber Rays, Sky Blue Head Coach
Lindsey Jones, New York Power
Ann Mackinen, Finland National Team, Philadelphia Charge
Holly Manthei, U.S. National Team, Boston Breakers
Rebecca Smith, New Zealand National Team, Sumara SK (Sweden)
Jenny (Streiffer) Mascaro, U.S. Under-21 National Team, Boston Breakers
Kate Sobrero, U.S. National Team, Boston Breakers, Chicago Red Stars