MacCabe resigns, Kelly named Tennessee coach

Wednesday, January 5th 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Charlie MacCabe, Tennessee's first women's soccer coach, has resigned and top assistant Angela Kelly will take over, athletic director Joan Cronan said. MacCabe, who compiled a four-year record of 37-40-2, including a 12-victory season in 1998, is leaving for personal reasons, Cronan announced Tuesday.

At 27, Kelly will be the youngest head coach in the Southeastern Conference. She joined the program in 1996 after playing four years at North Carolina (1991-94), which compiled a 97-1-1 record and won four national titles during her tenure. She was an All-American as a senior. A native of Scotland who was raised in Canada, she also played nine years for the Canadian National Team. Kelly will bring in former North Carolina teammate Siri Mullinix as an assistant after Mullinix finishes play as goalie for the U.S. Women's National Team in the Australian Cup.