Longtime women’s soccer head coach at Boston College Alison Foley has resigned her post after completing her 22nd year at the Heights, Boston College Athletics announced Monday evening through department spokesperson Jason Baum.
NEWS: Alison Foley resigns as @BC_WSOC head coach. She leaves as the school’s all-time leader in wins.https://t.co/YC2LvSRT5i#WeAreBC pic.twitter.com/spP19YOqLR— Jason Baum (@JasonBaumPR) December 10, 2018
In the press release announcing the news, the department cited Foley’s plans to pursue other opportunities as the reason for her departure.
“It was an honor to coach so many terrific student-athletes during my tenure at Boston College,” said Foley in the department’s statement. “I am proud of what we have accomplished and I look forward to new opportunities in the future.”
“Alison has put together an outstanding career in leading our women’s soccer program and we appreciate all of her hard work to help elevate our program,” BC Athletic Director Martin Jarmond said in the statement. “We wish her and her family well in all of their future endeavors.”
Foley had led the Eagles to 15 NCAA Tournament appearances, and leaves amidst an 11 season NCAA tournament berth streak. The highlight of her career was an appearance in the 2010 College Cup, where the Eagles fell 2-0 to Stanford in the semifinal.
Foley was 280-145-39 during her career at the Heights.
“Women’s soccer is a sport where we compete annually for championships, and that is a credit to Alison, her staff and the talented student-athletes to come through the program,” said Jarmond.
Assistant Coach Sammy Boateng will serve as the interim coach until a national search for Foley’s replacement is completed.