McPherson, Kansas - Central Christian College of Kansas is pleased to announce the hiring of…
Central Alum Cole Ouren to Lead Women’s Soccer Team
Athletic Director, Kyle Moody, is pleased to announce the addition of Cole Ouren as the head women’s soccer coach. Ouren is a native of Yukon, Oklahoma and an alumnus of Central where he majored in Social Science with a minor in Youth Ministry. He then went on to Northcentral University where he got his master’s in Education, Sport Management & Leadership.
Coach Ouren has had experience as a player, assistant coach, and head coach at various levels. As a player at Central, Ouren was captain for the men’s soccer team and received All-Conference and NCCAA honors.
Ouren has his United States Soccer Federation (USSF) B License and United Soccer Coaches (USC) Advanced National Diploma. Over the last 8 years, Coach Ouren has been a Director of Coaching at Pride Soccer Club in Colorado Springs. He has also coached in the USSF Development Academy (DA), Elite National Clubs League (ECNL), U-23 Women’s League (WPSL), US Youth Soccer Region IV Tournaments, and the University of Colorado – Colorado Springs (UCCS). He has also been involved in the Olympic Development Program at a state and Region IV level and coached at CCCK before as the men’s head coach.
When asked about his thoughts for the future of the program, Coach Ouren says that he desires to see individual growth (within the field of competition, classroom, and life), compete for conference, regional, and national championships, teach and be a positive role model, and prepare individuals with the resources and tools they need to excel at the next level of athletic competition. A goal of Ouren’s is to garner regional respect, contend for higher seed within the SAC conference tournament and win an NCCAA National Tournament.
Faith and soccer play a key role in Ouren’s life and he believes that they work hand and hand together. With relationships being a key component of both he says, “Being a follower of Jesus requires an individual and communal relationship. Soccer, especially at a collegiate level, allows for an environment where we can demonstrate Christ’s love to the individual player, each other and even to our opponents.”
After news of the hire, he said that “he wanted to thank Athletic Director Kyle Moody, President Favara and the hiring committee for this opportunity. My family and I are excited to be coming back home. In both being an alumnus and a former employee, I understand the standards and expectations at Central. I am excited for the opportunity to build upon the success of so many great former coaches and players and add to the rich history of Central Christian College of Kansas.”
ABOUT CENTRAL CHRISTIAN COLLEGE OF KANSAS
Central Christian College of Kansas is a four-year collegiate institution that strives to offer Christ-centered education for the whole person through four core characteristics: heart, soul, mind, and strength. Its history dates back to 1884, and it is located in the friendly town of McPherson, Kansas. Central is a strategically small college that offers over forty areas of residential study and a thriving online program for non-traditional students. To learn more about Central, go to centralchristian.edu/about. Visit the Foundation of Central Christian College to see what projects and events are coming up. For all things athletics, go to ccctigers.com.