Simpson University Announces New Head Men’s and Women’s Soccer Coaches

For Immediate Release


REDDING, Simpson University Director of Athletics Tom Galbraith announced that two former Red Hawk student-athletes have been named as head coaches of the men’s and women’s soccer programs.

Caleb Ikwuagwu, from Aba, Nigeria, has been hired as the university’s men’s soccer coach; Redding native Breah Porter will coach the women’s soccer team.

Ikwuagwu earned his B.A. in mathematics from Simpson in 2016. Porter attended Simpson for before transferring to Chico State to complete her degree in nutrition and food science in 2013.

Simpson University men's soccer coach Caleb IkwuagwuIkwuagwu was a Red Hawk defensive midfielder during the 2014 and 2015 seasons and helped lead the Simpson men's team to a California Pacific Conference Tournament berth in his senior season. He served as a volunteer assistant coach for the men's and women's soccer programs at Simpson during the 2016 season.

Ikwuagwu graduated from Living Word Academy in Nigeria, then moved to the United States in 2011 as a full-time student. He attended Davis & Elkins in Elkins, W.V., and Shasta College in Redding before transferring to Simpson.

Ikwuagwu is pursuing his teaching credential through Simpson’s School of Education.

Simpson University women's soccer coach Breah PorterPorter, a center mid-fielder, helped the women’s soccer team finish with a 6-4 Cal Pac record and a third place finish in the 2010 standings.

Porter was a four-year starter at Foothill High School and attended Shasta College where she played for the Knights in 2008 and 2009.

Before moving back to Redding in May, Porter worked in the Bay Area as a staffing recruiter and membership director for Insight Global and in Costa Rica at a yoga and surf hostel.

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