MEDFORD - Head coach Martha Whiting has announced that Sydney Kahan was hired as an assistant coach/recruiting coordinator with the Tufts women's soccer program in June 2021. She has been the assistant coach at Clark University for the past two years.
While coaching at Clark University Kahan also served as the goalkeeper coach for DII Assumption University. In 2018, Kahan helped coach the team to their first Northeast-10 Championship appearance since 2014. The team also posted seven shutouts throughout the season, while goalkeeper Alexis Nason earned All-New England honors and Northeast-10 All-Conference honors under the direction of Kahan. Nason also had the most saves within the Northeast-10 during the 2018 season and third-best save percentage in the conference. In 2017, Kahan's first year with the Greyhounds, she helped the team reach the Northeast-10 Semifinals.
Kahan was a four year-year letter-winner in soccer at DIII Wesley College. She started all four years for the Wolverines in net and holds one of the lowest goals against averages in program history. She was named captain of the team in 2012, her senior year. She graduated with a degree in exercise science in 2014. Kahan also played semi-professional soccer for the Rhode Island Reds FC in the WPSL for two seasons.
Kahan is currently part of the Rhode Island ODP coaching staff and the Massachusetts ODP goalkeeping coaching staff. Prior to coaching at the collegiate level Kahan was a member of the New England Revolution Academy staff. She held multiple roles within the organization, including being the director of coaching for Lincoln Youth Soccer. Kahan has worked within club soccer and high school soccer since 2012 as well.
Kahan currently holds her USSF "C" License and in 2020 was one of 10 fellows across all divisions and sports in the NCAA to receive the Women's Sports Foundation Tara VanDerveer Fund for the Advancement of Women in Coaching grants. She is also working towards earning her Master's in Public Administration from Clark University.
"I'm very excited to welcome Sydney into the TUWS family," Coach Whiting said. "She brings a wealth of experience, knowledge and an incredible passion for the game of soccer. She will certainly play a big role in continuing the success of our program."