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Player Bio: Matt Kagan
Courtesy: Hurricanesports.com
Release: 07/25/2012

Matt Kagan joins the Hurricanes as part of first season head coach Tom Anagnost's new staff.

Kagan joins `Canes after serving as the assistant coach for the University of Evansville women's program the last three seasons. Known for his recruiting, Kagan brought Canadian National Team member Vanessa Legault-Cordisco to the Purple Aces in 2010 - the first national team player to sign with the program.

In 2008, Kagan and the Evansville coaches were named the Missouri Valley Conference Coaching Staff of the Year after leading the Aces to a 13-5-2 record - including a perfect 9-0 home slate - and conference regular season and tournament titles. The 2008 NCAA Tournament squad was led by the MVC Player of the Year Kayla Lambert.

Prior to Evansville, Kagan directed Worcester State to three consecutive Division III NCAA Tournament appearances as head coach, and an overall record of 45-15-3 from 2005 through 2007.

In 2007, he led the Lancers to the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 and a final national ranking of No. 21 in the NSCAA poll. While at Worcester, Kagan helped develop 19 all-conference players, including a 2007 D3Kicks.com All-American. He was also chosen as the 2005 Massachusetts State College Athletic Conference (MASCAC) Coach of the Year.

Kagan is a 2003 graduate of Southern New Hampshire University where his team advanced the NCAA Tournament Championship Game and was named to the Final Four All-Tournament team in 2002. He spent one season as assistant coach at Assumption College before taking over the Worcester State program in 2005.

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