Missouri S&T has selected Joe McCauley, the head women’s soccer coach for the past six seasons at Eckerd College in Florida, as its new head coach for its women’s soccer program.


McCauley takes over for Jon Kiester, who stepped down in March to accept an assistant coaching position at the University of Hawai’i. He brings 11 years of head coaching experience to the Lady Miner program, including a five-year stint within the Great Lakes Valley Conference at Bellarmine University.


“I am tremendously excited to have Joe joining our Miner family,” said Missouri S&T director of athletics Mark Mullin.  “He will be an outstanding addition to our staff.  He has a wealth of experience and is familiar with our league.  Joe has demonstrated an understanding and a commitment to balancing academics and athletics.


“I am confident that his enthusiasm, knowledge, and communication skills will serve to move our women’s soccer program in a very positive direction.  I am anxious for him to get started,” Mullin added.


Prior to taking over the program at Eckerd in 2003, McCauley served as the goalkeepers coach at Northern Illinois University for five seasons. While at NIU, he helped guide the Huskies to the Mid-American Conference championship in 1998 when they went 14-7 and posted four shutouts.


Missouri S&T has selected Joe McCauley, the head women’s soccer coach for the past six seasons at Eckerd College in Florida, as its new head coach for its women’s soccer program.

McCauley takes over for Jon Kiester, who stepped down in March to accept an assistant coaching position at the University of Hawai’i. He brings 11 years of head coaching experience to the Lady Miner program, including a five-year stint within the Great Lakes Valley Conference at Bellarmine University.

“I am tremendously excited to have Joe joining our Miner family,” said Missouri S&T director of athletics Mark Mullin.  “He will be an outstanding addition to our staff.  He has a wealth of experience and is familiar with our league.  Joe has demonstrated an understanding and a commitment to balancing academics and athletics.

“I am confident that his enthusiasm, knowledge, and communication skills will serve to move our women’s soccer program in a very positive direction.  I am anxious for him to get started,” Mullin added.

Prior to taking over the program at Eckerd in 2003, McCauley served as the goalkeepers coach at Northern Illinois University for five seasons. While at NIU, he helped guide the Huskies to the Mid-American Conference championship in 1998 when they went 14-7 and posted four shutouts.

McCauley coached at Bellarmine from 1991-97 – taking over as the Knights’ head coach in 1992 – and led the Knights to back-to-back winning seasons in 1995 and 1996. In the 1995 season, Bellarmine reached the semifinals of the GLVC Tournament as it won 10 of its 17 games, then made it back to the conference tournament a year later.

A native of Louisville, Ky., McCauley was a four-year letterwinner at the University of Louisville and was named as the Cardinals’ most valuable player in 1987, along with earning Metro Conference all-tournament team honors.

During that season, McCauley posted a 2.06 goals against average as the team’s goalkeeper and co-captain. As a senior, he recorded a 1.60 goals against mark.