UChicago men's soccer hires Pat Flinn as assistant coach

Pat Flinn
Pat Flinn

CHICAGO, Ill. - University of Chicago Head Men's Soccer Coach Mike Babst announced on Monday that Pat Flinn has been hired as Assistant Men's Soccer Coach.

"Pat will make an immediate impact on the culture and competitiveness of our program, and greatly enhance our ability to develop every player on our roster," Babst said. "He is a coach that competitors love playing for because he never lets anyone settle. In Pat and Jeff [DeGroot], we now have two very talented and ambitious coaches to help push our players and program to a new level."

Flinn played collegiate soccer at NCAA Division I school Duquesne University from 2004-07. He was a team captain in 2007 and also a member of two squads that won Atlantic 10 Conference regular season championships. Additionally, Babst was an assistant coach for the Dukes during Flinn's first two years in 2004-05.

As a coach, Flinn possesses a USSF B License. He previously served for four years as Technical Director at Vestavia Hills Soccer Club in Birmingham, Ala. His teams won three U.S. Youth Soccer (USYS) State Championships. Flinn was also Head Coach of the '96 Steamers Black, which became the first club team from Alabama to qualify for the USYS National League and finished in fourth place during the 2013 National League season. Collegiately, Flinn was also an Assistant Men's Soccer Coach at Washington & Jefferson College in 2011.