Talcott hired as the Head Women’s Soccer Coach at SCCC

Talcott hired as the Head Women’s Soccer Coach at SCCC

LIBERAL, Kan. – Seward County Community College has hired Derek Talcott as head women’s soccer coach. Talcott will be the first women’s soccer coach as Seward County enters its first year of competition this fall (2023). Talcott has been an assistant men’s soccer coach at Tyler Junior College (TJC) since 2016.

“First, I would like to thank President Bennett, Dan Artamenko and everyone who participated in the interview process. I am very happy to be part of the Seward County Saints family. Talcott said as he took over the reins of the women’s soccer program.

Since 2016, Talcott has helped TJC to 132-20 (.868), including two NJCAA National Championships (2016 & 2017) and six national tournament appearances. The Apaches also won back-to-back NJCAA national championships during Talcott’s first stint in the 2009 and 2010 seasons.

Prior to joining the Apache staff, Talcott served as an assistant coach at North Area Iowa Community College from 2015 to 2016, head coach at Cloud County Community College in 2013 and his first stint with TJC as an assistant coach from 2009 to 2010.

Talcott explained what it means to take on a new program: “It means a lot to be given the responsibilities that come with building a whole new program.” He continues, “I’m honored by this opportunity and excited to get started.”

The women’s soccer program will begin with Talcott and her vision for the program here in Seward County. The inaugural season kicks off this fall, with Game 1 scheduled for August 23 here as a Liberal against Kansas City Kansas Community College (KCK).

Talcott looks forward to the year ahead, “I can’t wait to see the progress of building a whole new team and the energy that goes with it.”

Seward County is excited to bring college football to Liberal and surrounding communities. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Seward County Athletic Department (620) 417-1551.

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