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Mat Cosgriff
Position: Assistant Coach
Experience: 1 Year
Mat Cosgriff was named an assistant soccer coach at Washington State University, Cougar Head Coach Keidane McAlpine announced, March 7, 2012.
 
In his first season, the Cougars reached the NCAA postseason for the fourth time in five years on the strength of a school record 0.22 goals against average in home matches. Goalkeeper Gurveen Clair twice received weekly awards and defender Rachael Doyle was an NSCAA All-Pacific Region Third Team selection.

For nine seasons (2003-11), Cosgriff was an assistant at South Carolina where he worked with goalkeepers and assisted in all aspects of the program. He mentored the careers of three of the top seven goalkeepers for goals against average in Southeastern Conference history.

"We are very fortunate to add another highly qualified coach to our staff," Cougar Head Coach Keidane McAlpine said upon hiring Cosgriff. "Mat has had tremendous success winning championships in one of the top conferences in the country. His experience recruiting and teaching are going to be invaluable to WSU and our women's soccer program."

For three-straight seasons (2009-11), South Carolina had the SEC's top defensive unit and Cosgriff's goalkeepers own the top-five goals against averages in Gamecocks' history.

South Carolina participated in the NCAA Championship each of the last-five seasons. The Gamecocks won the 2009 SEC Tournament title and captured the SEC Eastern Division crown last season.

Prior to South Carolina, Cosgriff was an assistant coach for the men's soccer team at Maine, his alma mater. He graduated (2002) with a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology

A native of Lebanon, N.H., Cosgriff played for the Vermont Voltage of the Premier Development League.
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