HEAD COACH JIM LIPOCKY
Jim Lipocky is entering his 11th season as the head coach of the Indiana Tech women's soccer team. The all-time winningest coach in program history, he holds a record of 90-110-10 at Tech and owns an overall coaching record of 123-247911 in more than 20 years on the sidelines.
During his tenure at Indiana Tech he has coached 98 WHAC Academic All-Conference honorees, 68 NAIA Scholar-Athletes, 25 All-WHAC selections, six WHAC Offensive Player of the Week winners, five WHAC Defensive Player of the Week winners, one WHAC Offensive Player of the Year, and one WHAC Newcomer of the Year.
Tech finished the 2018 season 8-12-0 and went 6-5-0 in conference matches to finish in a tie for fifth and earned the sixth seed in the WHAC Tournament. The Warriors defeated third-seeded Concordia, 3-2, in the quarterfinals before falling to second-seeded and eventual tournament champion Aquinas, 1-0, in the semifinals on the road. Lipocky had eight student-athletes named to the WHAC All-Academic Team while Lily Rothert was named the WHAC Offensive Player of the Week on October 22. Tech had seven student-athletes garner NAIA Scholar-Athlete accolades.
In 2017, the Warriors posted a 7-9-2 overall record while registering a 4-4-2 mark in WHAC matches, landing Indiana Tech a sixth place finish in the standings. The record would earn the program a berth into the WHAC Tournament where they would fall in the opening round to third-seeded Siena Heights, 4-2, on the road. Lipocky would place three athletes on the WHAC All-Conference honoree lists (Tori Singstock, Sydney Lemelin, and Kayla Saffran) and 14 student-athletes on the WHAC All-Academic Team, the most of any conference program. The Orange and Black would also boast 10 NAIA Scholar-Athletes during the campaign. Lipocky would be nominated to the NAIA as the WHAC's Coach of Character, the third time in school history a Tech coach has been nominated for the national award.
In 2016, the Warriors would finish 5-12-2 overall and pick up 12 points in conference play with a 4-6-0 mark to finish eighth in the WHAC. The team qualified for the conference tournament after knocking off No. 14-ranked and unbeaten Davenport, 2-1, in their regular season finale in Fort Wayne, before falling to the Panthers in the quarterfinals, 1-0, in Grand Rapids.
In 2015, Lipocky led Tech to an 8-10-1 overall record and an eighth-place finish in the WHAC with a 4-5-1 mark, falling to top-seeded and second-ranked University of Northwestern Ohio in the WHAC Tournament quarterfinals. He picked up his 100th career win on October 3 as the Orange and Black defeated Davenport, 2-0, in Fort Wayne.
In 2014, the Warriors went 9-10 (2-7 WHAC) and finished in the eighth spot again, falling to UNOH in the quarterfinals of the WHAC Tournament. With a 1-0 win over Concordia on October 25, Lipocky would pass David Allway for the most wins ever at Indiana Tech with his 62nd win as head coach.
A 9-9-1 mark and 4-5 record in WHAC play put his 2013 team in seventh place in the conference, where they would lose in the WHAC Tournament quarterfinals to the Racers.
During the 2012 campaign, he led the Warriors to their most successful season since 2002, compiling a 16-4-1 record, the second most victories in school history, going 6-2 in the WHAC and finishing second in the conference. Tech would defeat Concordia in the quarterfinals and Aquinas in the semifinals before falling to regular season champion Davenport on penalty kicks.
Lipocky guided the Orange and Black to a fourth place finish in the WHAC in 2011 with a 3-3 mark and 11-8-1 record overall, defeating Cornerstone in the quarterfinals before falling to regular season champion Aquinas in the semifinals. He was voted the WHAC's Champions of Character Coach by his peers.
The 2010 edition of the Warriors would go 8-11 overall and finish with a 2-4 mark in conference play, good for sixth place. Tech would fall to Davenport in the quarterfinals of the WHAC Tournament.
He would led the team to a sixth place finish in the WHAC with a 3-8-1 record and finish his second season at the helm 5-12-1 in 2009.
In his first season as the head coach of the Warriors, Lipocky would go 4-13-1 (1-10-1 WHAC) in 2008, doubling the teams win total from the year before.
Lipocky has more than 20 years of coaching experience at the club, high school, and collegiate levels. Previously, Lipocky coached at Felician College (Lodi, NJ), Daniel Webster College (Nashua, NH), and SUNYIT (Utica, NY). He also served as the Sports Information Director at Tech during his first few years with the Warriors.