Head Men’s Coach Ben MacRae comes to the college position (pending board approval) with a great deal of coaching and playing experience.
Starting as a participant, MacRae played for South of England School and Ardingly College in Sussex, England, where he competed in four National Cup Finals in three continents and 12 countries.
MacRae’s coaching career has been full of accomplishments thus far.
He has a current record of 166-53-1 at the helm of Spencer High School Soccer where the Tiger boys won the state title in 2009, finished third in 2008 and went undefeated in the regular season (15-0) last year.
MacRae has helped over 20 high school athletes earn scholarships at the collegiate level in the past three years. He was named IHSAA Soccer Coach and NSCAA Small School Coach of the year in 2009; in 2010 he was one of eight up for National High School Coach of the year.
“I’m absolutely delighted to be appointed the new Head Men’s Soccer Coach at Iowa Lakes. There is no doubt that it is going to be a huge challenge, but everything from the administration to the pitch has been set-up for success,” MacRae said.
And, he has an ambitious vision for the team.
“My goal is to elevate the program to the championship level, both on the field and in the classroom. We want to be proud of the student-athletes we produce and help them achieve their goals.”