Tasha Flynn is bringing her knowledge of the American Midwest Conference to Hannibal-LaGrange University as the fourth head coach in the 20-year history of the Lady Trojans soccer program.

Tasha Flynn is bringing her knowledge of the American Midwest Conference to Hannibal-LaGrange University as the fourth head coach in the 20-year history of the Lady Trojans soccer program.

Flynn, who has spent the past three seasons leading the women's soccer team at Central Baptist College in Conway, Arkansas, was announced Thursday as the new coach of her former conference rival.

“I am very excited about the opportunity to coach at HLGU,” Flynn said. “I believe there is a solid core group of players on the roster that can continue to grow and strengthen the program. I think the resources available can allow this program to return to the conference tournament and compete well.”

Flynn takes over for Cody Smith, who resigned after leading the team to a 17-31-6 record the past three seasons. Smith, who graduated from HLGU in 2009, has accepted a job as a full-time club soccer coach in St. Louis.

CBC went 7-9 in 2014 during Flynn's first season at the helm but struggled to a 3-31-1 record since then.

Before launching her career, Flynn received a B.S. degree in exercise and movement science from Missouri State University and a Master's degree in kinesiology from the University of Central Arkansas.

Flynn is an assistant coach for the Little Rock Rangers WPSL (Women's Professional Soccer League) team that plays throughout the summer. The women's team for the LR Rangers is in its inaugural season. 

Additionally, Flynn works with Arkansas State Soccer Association in their Olympic Development Program (ODP). She is a member of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) and holds USSF National D and NSCAA GK Level 1 and 2 certificates.

"I'm excited about the leadership Coach Flynn is going to bring to the Lady Trojans soccer program,” said HLGU athletic director Jason Nichols. “She knows the NAIA and American Midwest Conference well.  Her commitment to the mission of HLGU along with her experience at various levels of play will put her in a great position to build success on and off the field. It's great to have her as part of the HLGU family."