Philadelphia, Pa. Mick Statham has joined the University of Pennsylvania staff as the assistant coach of the women’s soccer program. Statham, a former assistant at Philadelphia University, brings a plethora of both playing and coaching experience to the sideline for the Quakers.
In addition to coaching at the college level, Statham served as team administrator and assistant coach for the Philadelphia Charge of the WUSA as well as the former Director of Coaching and Player Development for the FC Delco Soccer Club in Downingtown, Pa. He also served as the Head Girls Varsity Coach at Radnor High School in Radnor, Pa., where he guided the team to its only PIAA state title.
Prior to coaching, Statham was a standout player for the Blackburn Rovers FC in his native England from 1983 through 1987. Statham then lettered four years at Franklin Pierce (N.H.) College, helping the Ravens to the NCAA Division II Tournament in three of four seasons. This included a trip to the Final Four in 1991, where Statham served as team captain. An All-New England selection in 1990 for Franklin Pierce, Statham earned a degree in communications in 1992.
Statham and his wife, Kelly, have three children and reside in West Chester, Pa.
The Quakers kick off the season on Sept. 3, 2004as they host the College of Charleston at 5p.m. on Rhodes Field.