– Former Florida Tech men’s soccer standout Robin Chan was named as the head men’s soccer coach at Florida Tech. Chan will take over the position upon
completion of his current high school season.
Chan is currently the head boys’ soccer coach at Melbourne Central Catholic High School. He has been the head coach since 1997 and has helped produce
numerous successful seasons including two State Championships in 1998 and 2003. Melbourne Central Catholic has won seven consecutive conference
championships, five regional championships and five state final four appearances in boys’ soccer under Chan’s direction. He was also named the 1998 FACA 3A
Coach of the Year, 1998 Big Brother Big Sister Brevard County Coach of the Year, 2003 FACA 1A Coach of the Year and the 2003 Florida Coach of the Year.
“Robin is up to the challenge of returning the men’s soccer program to the glory days of the past,” said Bill Jurgens, Florida Tech Athletics director.
“His outstanding successes as a collegiate player and high school coach, and the professional manner, in which he has conducted himself, will serve him
well at the collegiate level.”
Chan, a former Florida Tech student-athlete, was a forward for the Panthers in 1988 when the university captured the first of its two NCAA Division II
national championships. He graduated with honors from Florida Tech in 1993 and continued with a graduate assistantship in the College of Business while earning an M.B.A. degree at Florida Tech.
“I am proud to be associated with this institution and soccer program,” said Chan. “This is a great opportunity to step up to the collegiate level and
coach at my alma mater.” He is a member of National Soccer Coaches of America and the United Soccer Coaches of America and was named to the Florida Tech
Hall of Fame.
Professionally, he has played for the Carolina Dynamo of the USL A League in 1997, the Orlando Nighthawks of the USL D3 Pro League in 1998, the Orlando
Lions of the USISL from 1992-94 and beginning in 1994 the Cocoa Expos of the USL PDL. He recently was named to the All South Conference Team for the Expos.
Chan currently resides in Indian Harbour, Florida.