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Eric Golz
Position: Assistant Coach/Recruiting Coordinator
Experience: 2 Years
Email: egolz@umd.edu
Eric Golz, one of the nation's top assistant soccer coaches, joined the Maryland women's soccer program as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator in June 2012.
In his first season with the Terrapins Maryland earned a second-place finish in the ACC and a runner-up finish in the ACC tournament. The Terps also earned their fourth-straight bid to the NCAA tournament as a No. 4 seed.
Golz was responsible to preparing Maryland's defense and despite losing his one veteran back line player in the team's sixth game of the season and having to play an inexperience group that included a pair of freshmen started on the left side of the backline, a sophomore with just four collegiate games of experience under her belt played the majority of the season at right back and a senior was moved to play center back despite never even practicing the position at any point in her career, the Terps allowed just over one goal per game in 2012 and registered six shutouts.

Golz came to Maryland after spending the 2011 season as an assistant coach at Dayton, where he was primarily responsible for recruiting, coordinating scouting reports and designing and organizing training sessions for the Flyers. Under Golz's tutelage, the Flyers, which were ranked as high as 14th by the NSCAA during the season, won the Atlantic 10 Tournament to advance to the NCAA Tournament. Dayton finished the 2011 season with the 11th-best scoring offense in the nation, averaging 2.52 goals per game.

Prior to coaching at Dayton, Golz ran all aspects of the Iowa Rush, a semi-professional team in the Women's Professional Soccer League (WPSL), including recruitment, training, fiscal management and management for one season.

During that time, Golz was also the director of Girls Elite Training Program in Iowa, overseeing the development, performance, and strategic planning of the U14-U18 girls teams. He designed age-appropriate, year-round training curriculum marketed towards elite players with an interest in competing at the collegiate level. He oversaw CAP (College Advisory Program), which helped players and parents navigate the college recruiting process. He also served as the head coach for U17 and U14 Nike teams, which each won its respective 2011 Iowa State Cup championship.

Golz is no stranger to the rigors of the ACC, having spent the 2009 season as an assistant coach at Clemson, where he also served as the recruiting and video coordinator. While with the Tigers, Golz created and implemented Team Desktop Recruiting Software, which allowed for more efficient organization and maintenance of contact with prospective student-athletes. He also helped develop strategies for national/international recruiting and oversaw Clemson's recruiting calendar and recruiting budget. Under Golz's coordination, the Tigers' 2011 recruiting class featured verbal commitments from players in each of the four regions of the United States.

Prior to his stint with the Tigers, Golz spent three seasons as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Iowa. In his three seasons, he helped recruit the 2008, 2009 and 2010 classes, which included eight Region II ODP members and one National Team player. Golz also served as the Hawkeyes' equipment coordinator and camp coordinator.

Golz spent the 2004 and 2005 seasons as an assistant coach at Bowling Green, helping the Falcons to their first two NCAA tournament berths thanks to back-to-back MAC tournament championships. He also served as Bowling Green's recruiting, academic and travel coordinator.

He was an assistant with the Westminster College men's program for the 2003 season and has been a member of the USYSA Region II Olympic Development Program since 2004.

A native of Wadsworth, Ohio, Golz was a two-year standout goalkeeper at Grove City College from 1999-2000 and was an All-Presidents Athletic Conference selection. He earned his bachelor's degree in finance in 2002.

Golz holds a USSF "A" and USSF National Goalkeeping license, as well as a Level 1 Goalkeeping License from the NSCAA.

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