SHERMAN, Texas – Austin College has tabbed Taylor Goyen as its new head men's soccer coach, athletics director David Norman has announced. Goyen is a 2019 graduate of Austin College and most recently served as an assistant for both the men's and women's programs at Ranger College.
"I want to thank David Norman and President Steven O'Day for the opportunity to return to my alma mater," said Goyen. "Austin College had an enormous impact on my development as a student-athlete, and I am beyond grateful to be able to return to the institution that has done so much for me."
Goyen, a native of Frisco, was a midfielder for the 'Roo men's soccer team during his time in Sherman. During his most recent stint at Ranger, he helped guide the women's program to its first ever NJCAA national ranking and a 9-1-2 overall record. He also helped lead the men's program to a NJCAA Region V finals appearance.
"We are thrilled to welcome Taylor back to Austin College as our new head men's soccer coach," said Norman. "Taylor's love for the College and our program, as well as his passion for the game of soccer and first-hand experience as an NCAA Division III student-athlete, make him an ideal fit to lead the Kangaroo men's soccer team."
Prior to coaching at Ranger, Goyen worked as an assistant for both the men's and women's programs at Sul Ross State University during the 2020-21 academic year, helping lead both Lobos programs to the American Southwest Conference Tournament. Goyen worked with the goalkeepers at SRSU, coaching the keepers for both programs to All-Conference and Player of the Week accolades during the season.
Goyen worked as an assistant coach for the Schreiner University women's program during the 2019-20 campaign, helping the Mountaineers to the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Tournament, and before heading to Schreiner he served as a student assistant for former head coach Mark Hudson at Austin College during the 2018 season.
"I want to thank Mark Hudson for the support throughout my playing and coaching career," said Goyen. "I am forever grateful, and I am excited to create a culture of long-term success at Austin College."
Goyen earned SCAC Academic Honor Roll recognition during his time at Austin College, while appearing in more than 40 games and helping lead the 'Roos to the SCAC Tournament, and holds a USSF D license.