MINOT, N.D. – Minot State University head women’s soccer coach Jason Spain resigned his position, after accepting the head coaching job at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, the university announced Wednesday.
Spain was formally introduced as the school’s new coach Wednesday.
Spain took over as Minot State’s first coach in 2009, building the program into a perennial National Tournament contender. The team went to four NCAA Div. II National Tournaments and won the NSIC regular season title in 2016.
Spain thanked university leadership, including Athletic Director Andy Carter, for the opportunity to lead the program.
He was emotional about the decision to leave Minot and explained what the community meant to him, his family, and his career saying "I have been given much more than I've given this community and the university I've been given a lot and I'm very thankful for that."
Carter congratulated Spain and said the university would immediately begin a national search for a new coach.
KMOT will have continuing coverage on Spain's move tomorrow on the Evening and Night Reports.