Sean Regan, West Liberty’s head coach for men’s soccer shares life experiences

Annalise Murphy, Editor
Sean Regan, Men’s Head Soccer Coach Profile

West Liberty University’s Men’s Head Soccer Coach, Sean Regan, was born and raised right here in Wheeling, W. Va.

Regan completed his undergraduate degree at Wheeling Jesuit University, where he majored in history and was also a member of the men’s soccer team.

Regan shared some of his accomplishments when he was a part of the Wheeling Jesuit men’s soccer team saying, “the men’s soccer team won two conference championships and twice ranked in the NCAA Top 25.”

Upon graduation from Wheeling Jesuit, Regan went on to complete his master’s degree at Bethany College.

Coaching soccer has long been a part of Regan’s life. Starting out at Washington and Jefferson as an assistant for three years, Regan moved up in the rankings and became the head coach at Bethany and was in this position for 10 years. In March of 2019, he became the head coach right here on the Hilltop and is currently in his second year of coaching here.

As a fairly new member of the West Lib family, Regan mentioned several of his favorite aspects about campus, one of them being the upgrades to the university and campus as a whole. Regan said, “From wonderful athletic facilities, new dorms to new majors being added. The campus is always growing.”

As students, athletes, and staff navigate this semester amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, Regan had this to offer as advice: “Be patient and continue to work hard.” The men’s soccer season has not been what they all were hoping or wishing for, but Regan tells his players to “be grateful for any opportunity to compete.”

In his free time, Regan enjoys spending quality time with his wife, Rikki, and his two little boys, Liam and Declan. Watching Liverpool F.C and the Pittsburgh Penguins are two other hobbies that Regan enjoys doing on his days off.

One thing that Regan would like people to know about him that has not been covered in the content above is that after college and before he started his coaching career, he worked as a conflict resolution/peace and reconciliation counselor in Belfast, Ireland.

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