When the Raiders of Central Community College take to their new pitch this fall, the men’s soccer squad will have a new man patrolling the sidelines.
Hawken Hanna was named head men’s soccer coach, replacing Dave Silva, who has returned to Florida after two seasons in charge of the Green-and-Black.
Hanna comes to CCC with a wealth of soccer coaching experience both at the collegiate and high school level. Most recently, he served as the interim head coach of the women’s program at Trinidad State Junior College in Colorado. Prior to that, Hanna served as an assistant coach for both the men’s and women’s soccer teams at Trinidad.
At the high school level, he was the head girls’ soccer coach at Kent City High School and the boys head coach at Greenville High School, both in Michigan. Hanna also coached the girls’ teams at Alamosa and Poudre High Schools in Colorado.
“I am privileged to be the head men’s soccer coach here at Central Community College,” said Hanna. “I look forward to working with our student-athletes to help them become the best version of themselves on and off the field. I also look forward to collaborating with the greater campus community to continue to make Central a great place to be.”
Hanna was a four-year starter and three-year captain at Adams State University in Alamosa, Colorado. As a senior, he was named All-Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Third Team after starting 16 games for the Grizzlies and posting a shot on goal percentage of .83 percent. Hanna was also named as an NCAA Division II Scholar Athlete.
Also a four-year starter and a three-year captain at Haslett High School in Michigan, Hanna earned four all-league honors, three all-district honors and two all-region honors. He was a second team all-state selection as a senior and an honorable mention all-state selection as a junior.
“We are really excited to have Hawken on board as our men’s soccer coach,” said Central athletics director Jack Gutierrez. “Coach Silva had a good nucleus of returning players and an excellent recruiting class coming in as freshmen. Hawken has a full squad to start his career at Central and we look forward to the 2018 season. He will work as an advocate for all of our athletes.”
In 2014, Hanna graduated with a sociology degree with an emphasis in social welfare from Adams State. He is currently pursuing a master of arts in sociology from Colorado State University.
Hanna began his duties at Central on July 2. He and his wife Margaret reside in Columbus.
Information from a Central Community College press release was used for this report.