Head Women's Soccer Coach
Marcia McDermott was named the head coach of the Army Black Knights in January 2013. McDermott came to West Point after most recently serving as an assistant coach for the U.S. Women's National Team in 2011. McDermott joined Team U.S.A. in early 2011, working with the forwards and managing the scouting duties for the silver medal World Cup squad. McDermott served as a scout for the U.S. Women's National Team during the 2003 World Cup, where Team U.S.A. earned a bronze medal. McDermott returned to the collegiate coaching ranks in 2006 when she was hired as an assistant coach in charge of the attack and recruiting at Illinois. McDermott returned to the professional game in 2008, serving as the general manager of the Chicago Red Stars of the National Women's Soccer League through 2010. McDermott maintained her duties as a scout for the U.S. National Team, including terms during the 2008 Beijing Olympics and 2012 London Olympics where U.S.A. captured gold medals.
Associate Head Coach
Prior to her arrival at West Point in June 2013, Associate Head Coach Lorraine Quinn served on the staff at William & Mary where she helped the Tribe to the Colonial Athletic Association regular-season title and tournament host en route to posting a 14-5-1 record in 2012. Following graduation from Duke in 2008, Quinn was a member of the U.S. U-23 Nordic Cup squad that posted a 3-0 win over Germany in the championship game. She broke into the coaching ranks serving as a volunteer assistant coach for the varsity boys' soccer team at her alma mater, Farmingdale High School, in 2009.
Renee Pilch begins her fourth year on Army West Point's staff after being retained as the goalkeeping coach by head coach Marcia McDermott. Prior to arriving at West Point, Pilch held a similar position as a graduate assistant at Gardner-Webb University (2010-11). Her first year at Gardner-Webb saw the Runnin' Bulldogs reach the championship finals of the Big South Tournament for the first time in school history. Seventh-seeded Gardner-Webb took No. 5 High Point into overtime before bowing 1-0 to close out the season 7-10-5 to include nine shutouts. Pilch coached the Academy Boys' and Girls' club teams for the Greater Cleveland County Soccer Association as well as the North Carolina ODP 96 and 97 girls' teams while earning her master's degree in sports science and pedagogy from Gardner-Webb.