Iowa Lakes Community College recently announced the hiring of Ben MacRae as the new head soccer coach of the Iowa Lakes men’s team.
MacRae is currently the head coach of the Spencer High School boy’s soccer team and will continue in that role as well.
MacRae comes into the college job with a great deal of coaching and playing experience.
Starting as a participant, MacRae played for South of England School and Ardingly College in Sussex, England where he competed in four National Cup Finals in three continents and 12 countries.
MacRae’s coaching career has been full of accomplishments thus far.
He has a current record of 166-53-1 at the helm of Spencer High School Soccer where the Tiger boys won the state title in 2009, finished third in 2008 and went undefeated in the regular season (15-0) last year.
MacRae has helped over 20 high school athletes earn scholarships at the collegiate level in the past three years. He was named IHSAA Soccer Coach and NSCAA Small School Coach of the year in 2009; in 2010 he was one of eight up for National High School Coach of the year.
Coach MacRae joined KICD recently to talk about his new role with Iowa Lakes soccer and his vision for the program.