KALAMAZOO -- Mike Haines will resign as head coach of the Western Michigan University women's soccer program after 11 seasons at the helm. Haines, the second head coach in the histoy of the women's soccer program, finishes his Bronco career with a 90-107-17 mark and a 56-56-11 record in the Mid-American Conference.
Haines led the Broncos to the MAC Tournament nine times, reaching the semifinals on three occasions and claiming the MAC Tournament title in 2003. WMU's first-ever trip to the NCAA Tournament also resulted in another milestone win over nationally-ranked Illinois in the first round of the College Cup.
Highlighted moments during Haines' tenure not only include the 2003 tournament title, but also the 7-1 start in 2005, the 16 All-MAC selections by 10 different student-athletes, the 12 Academic All-MAC honorees and the five newcomers to earn their way onto the MAC All-Freshman Team.
The Broncos finished fifth in the MAC in 2008, finishing the year at 7-10-1 and 6-4-1 in the MAC, and fell to Bowling Green in the first round of the conference tournament.