Head Coach Mary Beth Caudill
Mary Beth Caudill, the immediate Past President of the Ohio Collegiate Soccer Association, is in her 23rd year as head coach of the women’s soccer program at Muskingum.
This enthusiastic and veteran coach is the all-time winningest coach in Muskingum women’s soccer history and ranks in the top 10 all-time for career wins in the prestigious Ohio Athletic Conference. Over her successful tenure, Coach Caudill has guided the Muskies to record-breaking campaigns in which Muskingum set new school records for best start to a season, goals in a season, goals in a game, assists in a game, points in a game, shots in a game, consecutive shutouts, most wins, highest winning percentage for a season, fewest losses in a season and longest unbeaten streak.
Furthermore, numerous Muskies have garnered conference, regional and national honors under Caudill’s tutelage. Caudill’s excellence on the sideline was recognized by the Ohio Collegiate Soccer Officials Association when they honored her with the Distinguished Excellence in Sports Merit Award for exhibiting sportsmanship and character before, during, and after matches.
Caudill earned both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Wright State University (WSU) in Dayton, Ohio. She served as captain of the Raiders NCAA Division I women’s soccer team and was a GTE Academic All-American and team MVP. Additionally, Caudill was recognized as the Raiders’ Student-Athlete of the Year in two consecutive years. In May of 2001, she was inducted to the WSU Athletic Hall of Fame, and in October of 2003 was inducted into the WSU Soccer Walk of Fame. In August of 1994, the West Carrollton, Ohio, native started her coaching career as the assistant women’s soccer coach at WSU.
Professionally, Caudill played five seasons in the W-League. She was a member of the Cincinnati Leopards, Cleveland Eclipse and Cincinnati LadyHawks. She was honored by the league for her caliber of play by being named all-league and Player of the Week multiple times. Caudill’s amateur success as a striker includes three trips to the Donnelly Cup National Championship on the Ohio South Women’s Open team, the last of which she guided the squad as a player/coach.
She currently holds a United States Soccer Federation “B” coaching license and is a member of the National Soccer Coaches of America. Additionally, she holds a Level II NSCAA Advanced Goalkeeping Diploma.
Caudill, formerly Lengefeld, was married to Tom Caudill in July of 2003. They currently reside in New Concord, with their 12-year-old son, Tanner, and 10-year-old son, Ty.
Assistant Coach Hannah Brindle
Hannah Brindle is in her second year as an assistant coach at Muskingum University.
Before joining the Fighting Muskies coaching staff, Brindle played for three years at Park University where she was a three-year starter and a NAIA AMC All-Conference selection. She also played one season at the University of Rio Grande where she was selected the Defensive Player of the Year.
During her time at Park University, Brindle also served as a youth soccer coach for I-9 Sports and Challenger Sports UK where she conducted instructional sessions teaching skills in both camp and clinic style sessions.
Prior to her collegiate experience, she served as an assistant coach for the Academy Juniors FC where she helped with game day preparation, administrative duties, and professional training.
Brindle graduated from Park University in 2017 with a B.S. in Health and Wellness.
Assistant Coach William Hess
William Hess is in his second year as an assistant coach at Muskingum University.
Hess, a 2015 graduate of Muskingum University, was a four-year letterwinner and team captain as the Muskingum's starting goalkeeper.
He currently serves as the junior varsity boys soccer coach at Tri-Valley High School. At Tri-Valley, he coordinates practices, prepares soccer training sessions, and helps instill healthy exercise habits.
Hess graduated from Muskingum University in 2015 with a B.A. in Business Marketing.