Career Record: 49-44-7 (all at Point Park)
Under the leadership of head coach Maggie Kuhn, the Pioneers have seen a complete turnaround of the program. The women’s soccer team recorded 10-win seasons four of the five years under Coach Kuhn, reaching the conference tournament every single year.
More recently, the Pioneers won the River States Conference championship in 2016, knocking off the top-seeded Ohio Christian University Trailblazers, 2-0, Nov. 12 to earn a trip to the NAIA National Championship Opening Round for the second year in a row.
From a team that was 26-86-5 before Kuhn’s tenure, to a team that is 49-44-7, Point Park has seen a tremendous swing in momentum from the program.
Under Kuhn’s tutelage, the Pioneers are yearly contenders for the conference title having experienced five years in a row in which they have reached the finals or semifinals (2012, 2013, 2014) or were conference champions (2015, 2016).
“What’s important to me – especially when I’m recruiting players – is that I want the team to be a family,” Kuhn said. “That means they’re constantly working together to get better for the team, not for individual gain. I’m fortunate to be surrounded by brilliant young ladies who are the reason this team is successful.”
The 2016 season was the Pioneers’ fourth 10-win season and its third winning season in a row.
“I’m really excited about the future of this program,” Kuhn said.
Kuhn’s coaching resume also includes serving as the head coach of the 2004 gold girls Century team and 2001 PaWest ODP squad.
She holds a National Soccer Coaches of America Advanced Regional Certificate and a National Soccer Coaches of America Goalkeeping State Certificate and a USSF E license.
Kuhn came to Point Park after serving as an assistant coach at NCAA Division III Bethany College in Bethany, W.Va. from 2005-2011. Kuhn is a native of Finleyville, Pa., and is a 2004 graduate of Bethany College. She is also a 2000 graduate of Ringgold High School.
In 2016, Erik Eisenhut joined the Point Park University women’s soccer coaching staff as the head goalkeeper coach. He is the owner and head trainer of GK Icon Pittsburgh.
Since 2015, Eisenhut has served as a goalkeeper coach for the Western Pennsylvania Olympic Development Program and is the former Director of Goalkeeping with the Pittsburgh Riverhounds. His goalkeeper coaching interest originated as a student and later as a coach under Tony DiCicco at SoccerPlus Goalkeeper School (soccerplus.org).
Eisenhut has his National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA.com) Advanced National Goalkeeping Coaching Diploma, his NSCAA National Coaching Diploma, as well as all required State of Pennsylvania coaching clearances.
As a player, Eisenhut grew up in the Massachusetts Olympic Development Program and played at Brandeis University. His senior year, Brandeis won the ECAC championship. Upon graduation, he played club soccer for Boston Olympiakos F.C. As a member of Olympiakos, where he won six Massachusetts state club championships and competed in the National USASA final four championships.
Assistant Coach 1st season
- Alma Mater
- John Carroll University
Haley McDonald is in her first year as an assistant coach at Point Park University. She attended John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio where she was a four year starting goalkeeper. McDonald currently holds six records at JCU and was the OAC Keeper of the Year in 2014.
While living in Columbus, McDonald attended Capital University. She studied her Masters in Business and was the graduate assistant for the women's soccer team. She also assisted at Fairbanks High School and coached for the Elite FC and OP club teams.
As a coach, McDonald has a USSF E license along with NSCAA goalkeeper level 1, 2 and 3 certificates. She also has obtained her UEFA level 1 certificate while studying in England. She currently coaches at Century V FC in addition to Point Park.
McDonald is originally from Pittsburgh and attended Hampton High School.