Kevin Legg: Interim Head Coach
Oregon State head women's soccer coach Matt Kagan announced the addition of Kevin Legg to the staff in the spring of 2020.
Legg arrives at OSU after serving as the Director of Youth Programs for the Crossfire United FC in the Elite Clubs National League. He had a focus on the development of the U14 ECNL to U11 group. Prior to his work with Crossfire United, Legg played professionally in the USL A-League, Continental Indoor Soccer League and had stints with both the San Diego Flash and Portland Timbers in the National Professional Soccer League.
"I am extremely happy to add Kevin Legg to our Oregon State women's soccer family," said Kagan. "Kevin is widely regarded as one of the top club coaches in the nation as he has transformed the Crossfire United program into one of the top ECNL clubs in the country. Kevin has strong ties to Southern California as well and was an extremely high level player. Kevin cares deeply for his players as people which is one of our core values here at OSU and he is a great balance to both Nick and I. We feel Kevin makes us better in every way! We are excited to welcome Kevin, his wife Jenni, and his children Keanen, Coen, Chloey, Maden, and Hudson to the Best College Town in the Pac-12!"
Legg started coaching in 1994 and has worked with many athletes who have gone on to play in college and in the pro leagues. He worked with top clubs in Arsenal FC in Southern California where he ran the SoCal ECNL program that is recognized as the top league in all of ECNL. He also had a stretch working with Crossfire Premier in Seattle, which is the number two club in the ECNL.
"It is a great honor to be joining this staff that had great success in turning the program around in their first year," stated Legg. "It is a great working environment, and I am looking forward to bringing what I can to help the program continue to grow and be the best it can possibly be."
As a player, Legg played for the San Diego Sockers and Portland Pride in the CISL, where he scored 29 goals in his rookie season. He went on to play nine years in the indoor league. The San Diego spent time with both the San Diego Flash and Portland Timbers scoring 14 goals. In 2000, the LA Galaxy called up Legg to play in the CONCACAF Champions league, where the Galaxy went on to win the championship.
"The players have shown they have what it takes to compete in the Pac-12," continued Legg. "I am excited to be around these women and see how they compete every day to be the best they can be. I am excited to go on this journey with them and battle together."
Legg graduated from the University of San Diego with a degree in communications and a minor in history. While at San Diego he helped lead the Toreros to the Division I NCAA Championship game finishing second in 1992.