Michael Cracas

Michael Cracas

Cracas enters his fifth season as the head coach of the Hiram women’s soccer program in 2019.

In 2018, Cracas helped junior Ally Green and sophomore Hannah Ward become the first two Terriers in program history to earn First-Team All-NCAC honors. The Terriers also earned its fourth United Soccer Coaches (USC) Team Academic award under Cracas and its 12th consecutive overall.

Under Cracas’ leadership, the program has also earned four USC Team Ethics and Sportsmanship Awards dating back to 2015.

In 2016, under Cracas tutleage, senior Allie Glatt earned her third All-NCAC honor and as well as Hiram’s first-ever back-to-back All-Ohio selection. Glatt finished as the school’s all-time leader in assists and second all-time in career goals.

Prior to joining the Terriers, Cracas served as assistant coach, associate head coach, and strength and conditioning coordinator at Oberlin College for six seasons.

Cracas also owns and operates Quick Hands Goalkeeper Training, LLC., which specializes in goalkeeper training for goalies of all ages. Six goalkeepers who have trained with him have received and accepted Division I or Division II scholarships.

A graduate of Defiance College, Cracas served was the starting goalkeeper for the Yellow Jackets and earned All-Conference honors in 1994. He also participated in the Kendis National All-Star Game in 1995.

Cracas earned his bachelor’s degree in sports management from Defiance College in 1999 and his master’s degree in sports-exercise psychology from Argosy University in 2012.

A member of the United Soccer Coaches organization, Cracas and his wife, Kelly, currently reside in Avon Lake, Ohio with their four children.