Midview High School Girls Soccer has a new leader, as Emma Kovach was hired by the Board of Education on Wednesday (May 26) evening.
“Being the head coach for Midview Girls Soccer is an opportunity that I am so grateful to be given,” Kovach said. Being someone who has loved the game of soccer since she was three years old, I am so excited to share my passion with the Midview community.”
Kovach comes to Midview following one season as an assistant coach at Avon Lake. She earned Lorain County Co-Assistant Coach of the Year after leading the JV Shoregals to a one-loss season. Kovach is also a coach with the North FC out of Northeast Ohio.
“Coach Kovach will bring contagious energy and passion for soccer to our program,” Athletics Director Dan May said. "I am confident in her ability to relate to our players and to push them to build upon our recent success."
Kovach was a two-sport student-athlete at Fairview High School, earning four varsity letters as well as All-Patriot Athletic Conference first team and All-Greater Cleveland second team honors during her time with the Warriors’ soccer program. She also ran track. The defender went on to play four years—three as a starter—at Hiram College. She also earned a Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education during her time with the Terriers.
“I have many long-term and short-term goals for the Midview program,’ Kovach said. “Short-term, I want to take every practice and every game as a learning experience. We should always come back the next day learning from out mistakes and better than we were the day before. Long-term, I want to help build a program that is consistently at the top of the conference. I want the Midview Girls Soccer program to be respected but feared by our opponents, and I want to see this program one day make a deep run in the State playoffs.”
Kovach, who lives in North Olmsted, was also hired as a Kindergarten teacher at West Elementary. She was a long-term substitute and the building sub at Kensington Intermediate School in Rocky River the past school year.
Midview Girls Soccer is coming off a historical season in which they went 11-5-1 overall and won the first league title in program history by finishing 7-1 in the Southwestern Conference. The Middies expect to return 14-of-23 letterwinners and will open their season on Ross Field against Elyria Catholic on August 21.