Women's Soccer Coaching Staff
Head Women's Soccer Coach
Kelly Starchok begins her second season at Hilbert College in 2012 after many successful years of college and club soccer coaching. Starchok was appointed to the 2011 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III Strategic Alliance Matching Grant position which Hilbert received thus creating a first-time full-time women’s soccer coaching position on campus.
Starchok brought over ten years of coaching experience along with team and coaching awards to Hilbert College. During her four years at Genesee Community College (GCC) , she led the Cougars to the National Junior College Athletic Association’s (NJCAA) National Tournament in 2010 (runner-up) and became the NJCAA Division III District A Champions and Region 3 Champions in both 2009 and 2010.
In 2007 and again in 2010, GCC earned the Western New York Athletic Conference championship as the 2009 squad was honored with the NJCAA Division III National Tournament Sportsmanship Award.
Personally, Starchok was named the NSCAA/Mondo Junior College National Northeast Coach of the Year (2010), the NJCAA Region III Coach of the Year (2009, 2010) and the New York State ODP Coach of the Year (2008).
Starchok served as an assistant coach at Canisius College (2001 – 2004) and as a head coach with the Empire United Soccer Academy (2001 to present). Beginning in 2006, Starchok assumed a head coaching position with the Olympic Development Program a year before she became the head coach at GCC. Working at the Batavia, NY college Starchok served as an adjunct professor in the Health and Physical Education division and expanded her responsibilities within the department by assisting as a co-sports information director.
Starchok will also serve as the athletic department’s Compliance and Student Services Coordinator. She will oversee, and build on, a recently-launched program developed specifically for at-risk student-athletes at Hilbert College. As the compliance coordinator, Starchok will oversee all student-athlete eligibility matters.
Having graduated from the University at Buffalo with a Bachelor of Arts degree in early childhood development in 2001, Starchok then earned her Master’s Degree in Education from Canisius College. Starchok currently holds her USSF National C License Certification.
Assistant Women's Soccer Coach
Brian Cribbs joins Kelly Starchok as an assistant coach in his first year at Hilbert College this 2012 season. He will assist Starchok with recruiting and will work with the goalies this season.
Cribbs is no stranger to coaching women’s soccer having coached at various levels since 1996. He lead teams in the Buffalo Soccer Club / Buffalo Premier Futbol Club, from 1996-2001. He also helped with the District Olympic Development Program (ODP) teams and worked many local camps and clinics during that time.
Sandwiched in between, the Cheektowaga native coached one season at both Canisius College (1998) and Niagara University (1999). Since 2011, Cribbs has been coaching in the Empire United Soccer Academy.
Cribbs has earned a National Soccer Coaches Athletic Association (NSCAA) Advance National Diploma and a NSCAA Regional Goalkeeping Diploma.
His playing experiences are high-lighted by his participating on the 1988 and 1989 New York State West (ODP) teams; as a striker on the 1989 Western region team in the Empire State Games; and playing for the University at Buffalo men’s soccer team (who ranked as high as 9th in the Division II polls in 1990) before he transferred to Fredonia State whose 1995 team finished as high as 3rd in the Division III polls.
Cribbs is currently on track to graduate from SUNY Buffalo with a degree in legal studies in 2013.