Starnes Takes Over DPU W's Soccer Program

Megan McCormick (L) & Doug Starnes (R)
Megan McCormick (L) & Doug Starnes (R)

Story Courtesy of DePauw Sports Information Department

Megan McCormick, DePauw head women's soccer coach since 2014, has resigned to accept a coaching position outside of collegiate soccer that will be released at a later date. Doug Starnes, current assistant coach, will serve as the interim head coach for the 2017 season.

"Megan has elevated our women's soccer program and, while we are happy for her, we are sad to see her go," said Stevie Baker-Watson, DePauw Associate Vice President for Campus Wellness and Theodore Katula Director of Athletics and Recreational Sports.

In three seasons, McCormick led DePauw teams to a 26-22-5 overall record including 15-7-2 in North Coast Athletic Conference competition. She directed the 2015 Tigers to a 12-7-2 record and a 7-1 conference mark including NCAC regular season and tournament titles. The Tigers then advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament after tying Wis.-Oshkosh in round one and advancing via penalty kicks.

For her efforts, McCormick was named the NCAC Coach of the Year and National Soccer Coaches Association of America Regional Coach of the Year. McCormick was an assistant at DePauw for two seasons prior to being named head coach.

Starnes, a 2002 Baylor University graduate, has assisted McCormick each of the last three seasons. Previously, he was an assistant under Texas Association of High School Coaches Hall of Fame member, Erik Lane, at Brenham High School.
Additionally, he was the head coach for the Baylor men's soccer club team and acted as the Indiana ODP goalkeeper coordinator. Starnes coaches the Indiana Fire Juniors and assists with a U23 men's summer college team. He also holds an NSCAA Premier Diploma. 

At the conclusion of the season, DePauw will conduct a national search for the position.