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Heartland Hawks name head women’s soccer coach

February 22, 2017

Heartland Community College recently named Kelly Raddar as its head coach for women’s soccer. Raddar comes to Heartland with more than 18 years of coaching experience, 14 of which have been in an academic setting. His most recent role was at Treasure Valley Community College (TVCC) in Ontario, OR where he served as head coach for both men and women’s soccer teams.

During his coaching career, Raddar has won three college showcase championships and two district championships. He’s also produced 25 all-academic, 15 all-state, 15 all-region, 12 all-star and two all-American athletes.

While at TVCC, Raddar led the women’s soccer program to two back-to-back winning seasons in 2014 and 2015. The team finished second and third respectively in the East Region and earned a spot in the NWAC championship both years. In 2015, he led the TVCC men’s soccer team to a winning season and finished fourth in the East Region.

In addition to coaching, Raddar has operated several soccer camps and clinics across the nation, working with advanced and elite soccer prospects for the Olympic Development Program as well as collegiate players to improve and develop their game.

“Coaching at Heartland will be an amazing opportunity,” Raddar said. “My experience has prepared me to lead a diverse group of student athletes within the NJCAA philosophy. I am confident that with the academics provided at Heartland, along with the beautiful facilities and location of the College, we can build and grow a successful program on the pitch and in the classroom.”

“We’re excited to add Kelly to our coaching staff,” said Director of the Fitness and Recreation Center and Athletics, Ryan Knox. “His desire to help athletes be successful on the field and in the classroom will help our women’s soccer program thrive even more.”

Written by: Becky Gropp