Hawkeye Soccer Adds Two Assistants

March 28, 2006

IOWA CITY – Head women’s soccer coach Ron Rainey announced today that Eileen Narcotta and Eric Golz have been hired as assistant coaches. Narcotta was an assistant under Rainey at Ball State while Golz joins the Hawkeyes from Bowling Green State University.

“I am excited about the addition of Eileen and Eric to the staff,” Rainey said. “These two fit the mission of the University and the athletic department. They will be integral parts of the Iowa soccer program. Not only am I looking forward to their arrival but the team is also eagerly anticipating working with Eileen and Eric.”

Narcotta was an assistant coach at Ball State for four years prior to joining the Iowa program. She was in charge of coaching goalkeepers and defenders while assisting in practice planning and recruiting. Narcotta will have similar duties at Iowa.

Narcotta graduated from Vermont in 2000 with a degree in nutritional and food sciences and was a member of the Vermont soccer team for five seasons. She was an assistant at Vermont for one season before accepting an assistant coaching position at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, ME, in August of 2000.

Narcotta currently serves as a Regional Staff Coach for the Region II Girls’ Olympic Development Program and for the Indiana Olympic Development Program. She holds both a USSF “B” License and an Advanced National Diploma from the NSCAA.

Golz served as an assistant at Bowling Green for two seasons and was promoted to top assistant in 2005. Golz was a volunteer assistant during the 2004 season and helped lead the Falcons to their first Mid-American Conference Tournament title in school history and an NCAA Tournament berth. He served as both the academic and recruiting coordinator while at Bowling Green. Golz will be working with field players with the Hawkeyes.

Prior to his stint at Bowling Green, Golz spent time with the Greater Toledo Futbol Club and the Westminster College men’s soccer team. He has also worked with the Ohio North Olympic Development Program and is also on the USYSA Region II Girls staff, which helps identify, train and evaluate girls from a 14-state region to participate in both national and international competitions.

Golz graduated from Grove City College, PA, in 2002 with a degree in finance and was an all-conference goalkeeper. He has earned his USSF “C” license and owns a Level 1 goalkeeping License from the NSCAA.