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Marc Miranda hired as UH-Hilo women’s soccer coach


The University of Hawai‘i at Hilo Women’s Soccer team has named Marc Miranda as head coach UHH athletic director Dexter Irvin announced today.

Miranda spent the past five years seasons as the head coach at Mid-Pacific Insititute on Oahu. He comes from a soccer coaching pedigree as his father Maurice Miranda is one of the longest tenured coaches in the Big Island Interscholastic Federation at Honokaa High School as the head boy’s soccer coach.

“I’m excited about the upcoming season and the opportunity to build upon a solid foundation,” Miranda said. “We are a program on the rise and in the coming years we plan on making noise on a nation wide basis.”

Miranda was the head coach at Mid-Pacific Institute from 2004 -2009 compiling 27 wins and 26 loses and 4 draws in the competitive Interscholastic of League of Honolulu. Miranda placed eight players on the All-State Tourney team and tourney’s Most Valuable Player in 2007.

In addition, Miranda has been apart of the American Youth Soccer Organization for over 20 years as player, coach and official.

A graduate of Saint Joseph High School (Hilo, Hawai‘i), he led the Cardinals to three consecutive BIIF playoff births and collected the 1997 BIIF co-Player of the Year award. Miranda was also a member of the Hawaii State Olympic Development Team from 1995-1997. He followed that up with a collegiate career at Missouri Valley College in Marshall, Mo., where he was a team captain and four year starter in defense.

Miranda also served as a volunteer coach at Chaminade University and was the lead assistant coach for the UH Hilo men’s squad in the 2007 season.

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