Magaña will begin his fifth season as the Lees-McRae's Head Women's Soccer Coach in the fall of 2019.
“I’m really excited about welcoming back Kiko to campus. He brings a great spirit to the program and will further develop our women's soccer program,” praised McPhail. “His personality and familiarity to Lees-McRae are key attributes to him. Kiko has a great love for our campus and will make a difference for our team.”
Magaña played for the Bobcats from 2005-2008 and was a key component of the 2007 squad that appeared in the NCAA Elite 8 with a record of 21-2-1.
Prior to LMC, he served as the head women’s soccer coach at Bellevue College in Bellevue, Wash. from 2012-2015. At BC, Magaña recruited highly skilled and academically qualified student-athletes year round by attending high school and club games and college showcases.
He developed and maintained relationships with high school and club coaches and met with players regularly to support academic achievement, student success, athletic performance of student-athletes and make referrals to campus services as needed.
During his stint at Bellevue, Magaña was a member of the Northwest Athletic Conference Soccer Sports Committee. During that time, he helped insure that the sport is was being conducted in the manner proper for that sport and in the best academic interest of the NWAC conference student-athletes. He recommended revision of sport rules and tournament regulations to the executive board and served as a resource for region coaches and commissioners.
“I’m very excited and privileged at the opportunity to take over the LMC women’s soccer program,” said Magaña. “I want to thank BC for all the support the last four years. I’m looking forward to starting a new era in the women’s soccer program here at LMC.”
Outside of the collegiate realm, he served as head coach for the Mercer Island FC (2013-present) and Seattle United (2012-2013) squad.
In 2012, Magaña served as the assistant coach for the varsity boys’ soccer team at Foster High School in Tukwila, Wash.
He has been first aid and CPR certified for four years and is a Grade 8 Referee and has earned his USSF “D” license.
Erin Barcal returned to her alma mater in January 2018 as the program's new assistant coach.
Barcal played for the Bobcats 2013-2016 and spent three seasons as one of the team's captains. Barcal appeared in 66 matches, scoring five goals and seven assists for a total of 17 points during her career as a Bobcat. In addition to her work on the pitch, Barcal also succeeded academically as she landed a spot on the Dean's List in seven semesters, and received Academic All-Conference honors in three semesters. Barcal graduated from Lees-McRae in December 2016 with a bachelor's degree in sports administration with a concentration in business administration.
As a coach, Barcal has had a wide variety of experiences in her young career. Barcal spent one season as North Alabama's graduate assistant/goalkeeper coach in 2017. The LMC alum helped the Lions go 13-4-2 on their way to hosting a regional in the NCAA Tournament. Barcal has also coached at Watauga High School, with the High Country Soccer Club and at a varity of camps as well as some strength and conditioning experience with the Lees-McRae softball team.
Barcal is working towards obtaining her USSF "D" Coaching License and has obtained a Level 1 Goalkeeper License.