Known for professional goalkeeping ability and defensive knowledge, Ileana Moschos is set to begin her third season as an assistant coach with the Pitt women's soccer program.
"Ileana has been a wonderful addition to our Pitt women's soccer family," Miller said."She has had a great deal of experience as an assistant coach at a number of institutions. She has a bright soccer mind, a real competitive drive, and is an organized, diligent recruiter."
Moschos is equipped with 13 years of collegiate coaching experience, including stints at Ball State (2011), Creighton (2007-11), Florida State (2006-07) and Iowa State (2004-06).
At her most recent stop at Ball State in 2011, the Cardinals tallied nine victories and qualified for the MAC Tournament.
Before Ball State, Moschos spent four years as the top assistant at Missouri Valley Conference power Creighton, where she helped guide the Bluejays to a Missouri Valley Conference Tournament title and national tournament bid in her final season on the coaching staff (2010). That season, Creighton went 15-4-2 with 10 shutouts and a 0.83 goals against average. In Moschos's four seasons as an assistant, Creighton had 35 shutouts, including a school-record 11 in 2009. The Bluejays had an all-conference goalkeeper in three of the four years with Moschos on the staff.
Moschos began her collegiate coaching career as an assistant at the University of Wyoming in 1999. Following her one season with the Cowgirls, Moschos spent two seasons at North Texas, two seasons at Iowa State and one season at Florida State. She also spent time at Sacramento State and Davidson as well all before moving on to Creighton and then Ball State. From 2002-04, she coached in the Olympic Development Program as a member of the ODP staff in Dallas.
During her tenure at Iowa State, Moschos played a vital role in ISU's 2006 class ranking 26th in the nation. Under her guidance and coaching, Iowa State goalkeeper Joanna Haig was named to the Under-20 US Women's National Team for the FIFA World Championships in Russia. In 2005, Haig was named to the NSCAA All-Central Region Team and All-Big 12 Second Team selection.
At Florida State, Moschos helped the Seminoles advance to the College Cup in 2006, and at Iowa State, she was part of the 2005 Big 12 Coaching Staff of the Year after the Cyclones earned a program-best second-place finish in the Big 12 and a first-time bid into the NCAA Tournament.
After her collegiate playing career, Moschos was a member of the Greek National Team when it hosted the 2004 Athens Summer Olympics. She was named the Most Valuable Goalkeeper in the Women's Professional Soccer League (WPSL) in 2002 while playing for the California Storm. She was also invited to the first-ever Women's United Soccer Association (WUSA) combine and draft.
Moschos earned her bachelor's degree in business economics from Wofford College in 1998 after being a four-year letterwinner for the Terriers. A team captain, she earned All-Southern Conference Tournament accolades in 1997 and was an NSCAA All-South Region selection in 1996.
Moschos has received her Premier, Advanced national and National diplomas from the NSCAA. She has been an NSCAA licensed goalkeeping coach since 2000, and holds an USSF "A" coaching license.
In 2000, Moschos earned a master's degree from Wyoming in physical and health education and kinesiology.
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