Release courtesy of Rockford University athletics communications
ROCKFORD, Ill. - The Rockford University athletic department is excited to announce the hiring of Breena Proctor as its next head women's soccer coach. Proctor joins the Regents after spending the past two seasons as the head women's soccer coach at Purchase College. She becomes the twelfth head coach in the program's history.
"Coach Proctor has an outstanding pedigree as both a player and coach, and understands what it takes to be successful at the Division III level," Director of Athletics Jason Mulligan stated. "We had an outstanding pool of candidates, but Breena really distinguished herself with her clear vision for the program. We look forward to the great things she will accomplish leading the Regents women's soccer program."
Proctor comes to Rockford after coaching at both the collegiate and club levels. Most recently, she spent the last two seasons as the head women's soccer coach at Purchase College. Prior to that, Proctor was the top assistant coach at Simpson College for two years. In addition to her collegiate coaching experience, Proctor has also made multiple coaching stops at the club level. Most recently she was the Head Coach of the U16 Team and Co-Director of the Fusion Soccer Program in Des Moines, Iowa.
Proctor entered the coaching ranks following a highly successful four-year playing career at Springfield College. During her time at Springfield, the Pride won three NEWMAC regular season titles, three NEWMAC Tournament titles and earned four berths in the NCAA Tournament. Proctor also received the Kate Richardson Unsung Hero Award for her contributions to the team during her senior season.
"I am very honored to be named the next head women's soccer coach at Rockford University," Coach Proctor stated. "I would like to thank Director of Athletics Jason Mulligan and the rest of the search committee for entrusting me with the future of the program. I am thrilled to begin this next journey at Rockford University and look forward to getting started immediately. The women's soccer program here has immense potential, and I'm excited to see how far it can go."
Proctor graduated from Springfield College with a bachelor's degree in Movement and Sports Studies and is currently working towards her master's degree in Coaching and Athletic Administration. She lives in Rockford with her wife, Kelsey Proctor.