Sarah McClellan comes to the Redhawks after spending eight seasons (2008-2015) as head coach at Binghamton University, a Division I program. During her tenure, the Bearcats advanced to the America East Conference tournament five times which included a trip to the championship game in 2009. McClellan also guided her teams to the conference semifinals in 2008 and 2011.
“I am excited to bring Sarah on board as head coach of the program,” said Segave. “Sarah is an excellent coach, who excelled as a player at the Division I and professional levels. She brings significant credibility from her playing experience and time as a coach at all three NCAA divisions. I am confident that Sarah will provide excellent leadership and mentoring as she develops our student-athletes on and off the playing field.”
McClellan came to Binghamton from Drury (Mo.), a Division II member, where she served two years as the assistant coach (2004-
2005). McClellan then served as head coach of the Maryland Pride in the Women’s Premier Soccer League in 2006.
Prior to her time at Drury, McClellan was the lead assistant at Goucher (Md.), a Division III member, during the 2003 season. That squad went 8-7-4 and in the process, completed the second-best turnaround in the nation from the previous year. Sarah is a 2003 graduate of University of Maryland, where she
played under U.S. Soccer Hall of Fame member and World Cup Champion Shannon Higgins-Cirovski. The Terrapins advanced to the NCAA Tournament twice in her three seasons on the squad. After earning her Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry, McClellan completed her Master’s degree in Physical Education at Drury University.
As a professional, McClellan spent four years playing in the preprofessional W-League and the WPSL. Among her post-collegiate accomplishments, McClellan garnered a national award from the WPSL in 2005, being named to the season’s WPSL All-Stars First Team.