Dawn Crow
Dawn  Crow

Position:
Head Coach

Alma Mater:
North Carolina '95



Dawn Crow enters her second year at the helm of the Dukes and as a collegiate head coach. Crow, just the second mentor in the program's seven-year history, brings to Duquesne a chronicle of success and experience from her prep, collegiate and semi-pro careers.

Crow comes to the helm of the Dukes after as the top assistant coach at the University of Alabama in 1999 and 2000. She also served as an assistant coach at Mississippi State during the 1998 season and served as a volunteer assistant at UNC-Wilmington in 1997 at Virginia Commonwealth in 1996.

Her first season was a trying one as the Dukes went 4-11-3 overall, 3-6-2 in the highly competitive Atlantic 10 Conference. This is certainly no indication of the talent or potential of the Dukes as five of their games (two losses, three ties) went into overtime and five falls were decided by just one goal.

She has set the wheels in motion to make Duquesne a prominent force in the Atlantic 10 by bringing in a strong recruiting class, which includes a pair of North Carolina standouts and a member of the Canadian National Team. In all, Coach Crow welcomes back 13 letterwinners and seven newcomers for the 2002 slate.

A 1995 graduate from North Carolina with a degree in history, Crow was a four-year letterwinner for the Tar Heels from 1991 to 1994 as a defender. Over her collegiate career, she helped lead UNC to four NCAA national championship titles, a 97-1-1 overall record, three undefeated seasons and four Atlantic Coast Conference championship crowns. Upon graduation, was listed among UNC's top 25 in career assists. Crow was named an honorable mention All-America by Soccer News in 1993 and played for the U.S. National "B" Team from 1992 to 1996.

After graduation, Crow played professionally for the Charlotte Speed (now the Charlotte Lady Eagles) of the USISL-W for the 1997 and 1998 seasons. She was named the league defensive player of the year in 1997 and was most recently a midfielder with the Memphis (Tenn.) Mercury of the United Soccer League. In 2001, Memphis went 11-2 overall falling 3-2 in the W-2 League championship match to the Charlotte Lady Eagles. Crow ranked second in the league with nine assists and was named to the 2001 All W-2 Team as a defender.

A two-time all-america and all-star selection as a prep, she played for Plano High School from 1988 to 1991 and was a member of the Texas Longhorns Youth National ChampionshipTeam in 1991.

The 29-year old Plano Texas native holds memberships in the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) and the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA). She has an NCAA Class "C" coaching license.

Crow is currently a staff member for the U-16 Region I Pennsylvania ODP program and is the head coach of the Girls U-16 Western PA ODP state team.

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