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KEZI Sports Extra Podcast: Oregon State women's soccer coach Matt Kagan

KEZI 9 Sports Director Andrew Haubner sits down for a long chat with new Beaver women's soccer coach Matt Kagan.

Posted: Oct 9, 2019 5:28 PM

Corvallis, Ore. -- In this most recent edition of the KEZI Sports Extra podcast, Andrew Haubner is joined by Oregon State women's soccer coach Matt Kagan, who is in his first year of the job. 

Jump ahead to hear Coach Kagan on...

1:19 - How he likes Corvallis so far. 

2:01 - What he's learned since his first college head coaching job at 22 years old.

2:38 - Some of his biggest coaching influences. 

3:33 - How big reading plays a role in his coaching. 

4:42 - On if there is a difference of coaching men vs. women.

5:40 - His most rewarding coaching experience. 

7:06 - How early the recruiting process begins and his recruiting strategy. 

8:08 - On the difference between east and west coast soccer playing style. 

9:15 - Why he chose Oregon State. 

11:01 - The biggest difference he and his staff have brought to the team. 

12:17 - The most talented recruit he'd ever seen coming out of high school. 

13:54 - The importance of the college game to women's soccer on the national stage. 

15:55 - How recruiting for women's college soccer means drawing from arguably the best talent pool in the world. 

17:01 - How much of an impact the Portland Thorns and NWSL makes being an hour from OSU. 

18:11 - His best memories from coaching the United States U-23 camp. 

18:57 - What he learned at Team USA camp. 

20:10 - Capitalizing on the exposure provided from the Women's World Cup.

21:42 - How women's soccer has changed in 20 years in the USA.

23:00 - How much the growth of women's soccer in Europe affects growth at home.

24:15 - What the next step for U.S. women's soccer is.

25:55 - Where he sees himself as an advocate for the women's game. 

28:14 - The importance of outspoken female athletes to be the standard bearers for the next generation of athletes.

29:29 - On the Women's World Cup. 

30:08 - His chance meet up with actor Josh Lucas. 

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