Chin Named Pitt Head Coach
Pittsburgh - After a two-year stint as the top assistant in Boulder, Sue-Moy Chin was named the head women's soccer coach at the University of Pittsburgh by interim athletic director Marc Boehm Thursday.
Chin will remain in her current capacity at CU until March 31, upon which Buffs' head coach Bill Hempen will promote CU aide Paul Hogan to top assistant and begin a nation-wide search for a second.
Chin, a graduate of Florida International University, has worked with several successful collegiate programs over the past couple of years, including most recently at the University of Colorado. She was also a standout soccer athlete herself, serving as the goalkeeper for the Golden Panthers, where she guided her squad to the 1993 NCAA quarterfinals.
"I'm really excited to join the Pittsburgh family as the new head women's soccer coach," Chin said. "We share the same vision for the soccer program and I am anxious to get started.
"It's great to be back in the Big East Conference and I'm looking forward to challenge ahead. I want to thank Marc Boehm and his staff for giving me this opportunity."
"I am looking forward to the opportunity for Sue-Moy Chin to join our head coaching staff," Boehm said. "I was very impressed with her energy, enthusiasm and her love for the game of soccer. She is young and talented and I'm excited for our student-athletes who will reap the benefits of her tenure at the University of Pittsburgh. She has a great background and is focused on taking our women's soccer program to the top of the Big East Conference."
Chin joined Colorado in 2001 as the top assistant coach and the team's recruiting coordinator. She was in charge of the goalkeepers and field player development while also being in charge of the Buffaloes' scheduling, traveling and budgeting.
Prior to Colorado, Chin served as an assistant coach at Duke University for two seasons and was in charge of recruiting. She coached two All-Americans for the Blue Devils and, as the recruiting coordinator, helped bring a Top 20 recruiting class. In 2000, Duke was a finalist in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Tournament and it also earned a berth in the NCAA Tournament that same year.
Before her two-year stint at Duke, Chin was an assistant coach at Notre Dame where she helped guide the Fighting Irish to three 20-win seasons, three Big East Conference crowns and three NCAA Tournament appearances. Notre Dame reached the 1999 NCAA title game before falling to 16-time national champion North Carolina. She coached 18 All-Americans for the Fighting Irish, including World Cup Champion, Kate Sobrero.
During her playing career for the Golden Panthers, she was a mainstay goalkeeper from 1991-94, starting all 67 games of her career. She was named Soccer News Honorable Mention All-America in 1993, the same year that her squad won the program's only Trans American Athletic Conference Championship and made its lone NCAA Tournament appearance. Florida International upset Duke in the first round of the tourney before falling to eventual national champion North Carolina in the second round, when Chin stopped a career-high 11 shots-on-goal.
A three-year captain, Chin holds two school records for the Golden Panthers. She owns the career mark for shutouts (20) as well as single-season shutouts (7). Her career goals-against-average of 1.11 also stands as the best in school history and she helped the team to an impressive 41-21-6 record. Chin earned All-South, All-Florida, All-TAAC and was named to the TAAC All-Tournament team during her senior campaign. She also was awarded the 1994 Hall of Fame award from the university.
A Scarborough, Ontario native, Chin was a member of the Canadian National Team from 1990-92 and was a five-year standout at Aurora High School in 1991 after playing a decade of club soccer. She also was a letterwinner in volleyball, basketball, field hockey and track and field.