GRAND FORKS, N.D. – University of North Dakota Director of Athletics Brian Faison announced Wednesday that Chris Logan has been hired as the head soccer coach at UND.
"Chris will bring strong coaching and recruiting expertise to our UND women's soccer program", Faison said. "We look forward to having him build a winning tradition at North Dakota providing our student-athletes with the opportunity to be successful in the classroom, in the community and on the field."
Logan comes to UND after a year as the head coach at the University of Northern Iowa, where he helped guide the Panthers to their best season since 2003. Under his guidance in 2016, the Panthers also set numerous program records, including best conference regular-season finish, most conference points, most all-conference player awards, most home wins, and most goals scored.
“I’m honored and privileged to be given the opportunity to coach at such a prestigious institution,” Logan said. “My wife and I are excited to be part of the Grand Forks community and I am ecstatic to be working with a wonderful group of young women.”
Prior to taking the helm at UNI, he spent four seasons at North Dakota State, including the final three as associate head coach, where he helped the Bison to a Summit League regular-season title in 2015, and four consecutive Summit League tournament appearances.
Logan came to Fargo after spending a season as the top assistant coach at the University of Pittsburgh. Prior to Pittsburgh, Logan began his collegiate coaching career at Slippery Rock (Pa.) University where he served four seasons as the goalkeeper coach for both the men’s and women’s programs, and helped Slippery Rock goalkeeper Greg Blum earn All-America honors in 2009.
A native of Stoke-on-Trent, England, he was an NAIA All-American goalkeeper at Notre Dame College (Ohio) from 2002-2006, where he helped the Falcons win three conference titles. He also spent time playing semi-professional soccer in the Premier Development League for the West Palm Beach Pumas and the West Virginia Chaos. Logan graduated from Notre Dame College in 2006 with a bachelor’s degree in English and literature. He earned his master’s in English and literature from Slippery Rock in 2009.