New head coach Greg Miller looks forward to upcoming 2012 season.
Bringing her professional goaltending ability and knowledge with her, Ileana Moschos is set to begin her first season as an assistant coach of the Pitt women's soccer team. Moschos and fellow assistant coach Michael Baker join head coach Greg Miller in his first season as head coach of the Panthers.
"It was important for me to bring in two highly motivated people who could assist in transitioning Pitt women's soccer competitively into the ACC," Miller said. "I feel we have a real cohesion as a staff because I have known Mike and Ileana for a number of years, and they have known each other quite well, too. Each will have a lot of positive impact on our program going forward."
Moschos is equipped with 11 years of coaching experience, including a successful season at her most recent stop, Ball State. In her one season with the Cardinals, the team 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 MVC 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 with the University of Wyoming in 1998. 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, before going on to Creighton and then Ball State.
"Ileana is 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."
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 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 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 both USSF "B" and "C" coaching licenses
In 2000, Moschos earned a master's degree from Wyoming in physical and health education and kinesiology.