GRAND FORKS, N.D. – University of North Dakota soccer head coach Chris Logan announced Tuesday the hiring of Chris Citowicki as the team’s associate head coach.
“At the start of this process we met with the team and together we established that we were looking for someone who embodies everything we value at UND; a person with great passion for working with student-athletes, a love for the game of soccer, is invested in our athletes as students and as people, and overall an exceptional coach.,” Logan said. “Chris personifies all of these attributes and then some, and we are ecstatic to have a coach of his caliber join our program. The team is excited for Chris to get started and we are all delighted to welcome him and his family to the University of North Dakota and the Grand Forks community!”
Citowicki comes to UND having just completed his sixth season as the head coach of the Division III program at St. Catherine University in Minneapolis. Under his guidance St. Kate’s produced its first ever All-Region and Academic All-Region player in addition to three All-MIAC players, 10 All-MIAC Honorable Mention players, 31 Academic All-MIAC players and one Academic All-District player. Additionally, he oversaw new records in goals against in a season, goals for in a season, individual goals in a season, assists in a season and points in a season.
Prior to St. Kate's, Citowicki served as an assistant women’s soccer coach at Augsburg College for the 2010 season. He also served as the assistant coach at Bemidji State University from 2006-2008.
Citowicki has been an active member of the Olympic Development Program in Minnesota, serving as head coach for numerous girls’ teams. He has coached three US National Pool players and multiple Region II standouts. Three of his teams have made it to the Region II Championships final.
Citowicki played professionally for several years in Australia before coming to the US to attend Lock Haven University, where he graduated in 2006. He then went on to earn a Master of Science in sport studies from Bemidji State University.