Kyle Bak joined the University of New Hampshire women’s soccer staff in March 2013 as an assistant coach and currently serves as interim co-head coach as of April 2014. Bak comes to Wildcat Country after spending time as a New England Revolution Youth Academy coach and after working as an assistant coach at Providence College.
While working with the Friars, Bak worked primarily with the goalkeepers. During his tenure, Bak’s work with the goalkeepers helped Providence reach its first BIG EAST postseason appearance since 1994, reaching the tournament quarterfinal round. Off the field, his duties included travel coordination, recruiting, academic advising and coordination of clinics.
As a member of the Revolution Youth Academy, Bak was a scout for the U14, U16 and U18 teams. He served as the technical director of Hopkinton Youth Soccer and was the head coach of the Hopkinton U12 Academy squad.
A 2010 graduate of Western New England University, Bak was a four-year member of the men’s soccer team where he played goalkeeper. He started 39 games and racked up a 25-7-8 record with 18 shutouts in his career. In 2009, he was named to the NSCAA Second Team All-New England and to the Commonwealth Coast Conference First Team. In 2006, the squad claimed the Great Northeast Athletic Conference title and an additional three TCCC titles. They made four consecutive NCAA appearances, reaching the Sweet 16 in 2006 and the second round in 2007 and 2009.
Bak also spent time as the assistant and goalkeeping coach at Salve Regina University (2010) and as the varsity assistant goalkeeper coach for the varsity boy’s and girl’s programs at La Salle Academy (2010). The girls’ squad earned the RIIL Division I State Championship title. He is currently the director of the Elite Goalkeeper Academy, founded by fellow UNH assistant coach, Carlos Pinhancos.