Chris Dodd was announced as the next head coach of the HBU women’s soccer program by Director of Athletics Steve Moniaci on May 24.
“I’m pleased to announce that Chris Dodd has agreed to assume the role of head women’s soccer coach, taking over for Misty Jones,” said Moniaci. “I’m looking forward to Chris building on Coach (Misty) Jones’ legacy for our program over the next couple of years and am excited for the future of this sport.”
Dodd, who graduated from HBU in 2011 with a degree in kinesiology and studio art, has been on the Huskies’ staff since the 2014 season, serving this past season as associate head coach after being assistant coach the six seasons prior. In his time with the program, HBU has won two Southland Conference tournament championships, earning two bids to the NCAA Tournament.
“It is a very exciting opportunity to take over as head coach of the women’s program at my alma mater,” said Dodd. “This program is special to me and I am looking forward to building on its history of success. We have a solid core of returning players and are adding a promising group of incoming freshmen.”
A former standout goalkeeper for the HBU men’s soccer program, Dodd has held responsibilities in all aspects of the program and has worked extensively with HBU’s goalkeepers, with the Huskies averaging nearly five shutouts per season during his tenure. Since 2014, 13 HBU players have been named first or second team all-SLC with 14 more receiving honorable mention all-conference honors.
Dodd succeeds former head coach Misty Jones who resigned from her position as head coach. Jones coached the Huskies since restarting the women’s program in 2006 and guiding the Huskies through the school’s transition from NAIA to NCAA Division I.