MU head soccer coach to get new contract

Marshall Head Soccer Coach Chris Grassie
Marshall Head Soccer Coach Chris Grassie(WSAZ, Marshall University)
Updated: May. 21, 2021 at 2:57 PM EDT
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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - Marshall University’s Men’s head soccer coach, Chris Grassie, is getting a new contract coming off the heels of Monday night’s national championship win.

The MU Board of Governors held an emergency meeting Friday afternoon where board members motioned to approve the new contract for Coach Grassie.

Grassie has been head coach at Marshall since January 2017. This is his fourth season and he lead Marshall to winning the NCAA Soccer Cup Championship. The win marked the first-ever Division I national championship in soccer for the Herd and the first national championship in school history since their football win in 1996.

The base contract is worth $1,878,750 over the next five years.

“Right now we have the best program in the country,” coach Grassie said. “I want to make sure we continue to grow and evolve so we can win more championships.”

Grassie, who just finished his fourth season at the helm of the program, has built the Herd into not just a Conference USA contender, but a national power. He has led Marshall to back-to-back C-USA Titles.

“I’m so excited and pleased that Chris Grassie will continue to lead our men’s soccer program well into the future,” said Marshall Director of Athletics Mike Hamrick. “He’s lived up to every expectation since we’ve hired him and I know that the entire Thundering Herd fanbase is thrilled to see this news today.”

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