CC Rewards Bennett with Contract Extension

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Geoff Bennett, who has guided the Colorado College women’s soccer program since 2004, has signed a multi-year contract extension to remain head coach of the Tigers, Director of Athletics Ken Ralph announced today.

“We are thrilled to sign Geoff Bennett to a lengthy contract extension,” Ralph said. “The program is heading in the right direction and we have full faith in Geoff’s leadership. With the early recruiting in women’s soccer, it is important for us to show our recruits that Geoff will be on the sidelines for the Tigers during their time at CC. This extension is another important step for the college in demonstrating its full commitment to Division I soccer.”

Terms of the contract were not announced.

During his 14-year tenure at CC, the longest in program history, Bennett has posted a 148-97-37 record and ranks first in total victories.

“It is a tremendous honor to be able to continue my tenure at Colorado College,” Bennett said. “My family and I believe Colorado College is an extremely special place and call it home.

“I would like to thank President Jill Tiefenthaler and Ken Ralph for all they do to support Colorado College and our historic women's soccer program. I am beyond thrilled and looking forward to many great years ahead as we strive to be the best that we can be.”

Bennett is one of only three coaches to record 100 or more wins at CC. He surpassed Dang Pibulvech for first place on the career list with 120 when the Tigers defeated Colorado State University, 3-2, on Oct. 12, 2014.

Since Colorado College began competing in Conference USA in 2006 and continuing through its current status as an affiliate member of the Mountain West, Bennett has trained 32 all-conference selections, including four who earned player-of-the-year honors.

Under Bennett’s tutelage, the Tigers earned a combined 19 all-region certificates and Jessie Ayers was named the program’s 14th All-American in 2012.

In 2013, Bennett led CC to the C-USA regular-season and tournament championships, as well as the program’s 11th appearance in the NCAA Division I Women’s Soccer Championship.