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New assistant coach for Xavier men's soccer team

By Danny O'malley
On February 7, 2012

As the Xavier men's soccer team prepares for the upcoming season, they will be complemented by the addition of new assistant coach Michael Biggs from the University of Alabama Birmingham. Biggs is replacing former assistant

coach Alex Morawieki. Biggs played four years for UAB as a walk-on and became the team captain. He played every position except goalie. Biggs then became the assistant

coach at UAB for two years before taking the job at Xavier.

His attitude conveys a true passion for the game of soccer.

"If I can make someone feel what I feel for the game, I believe

I've given that player a genuine opportunity to become a soccer player, regardless of his skill level," Biggs said.

Head coach Andy Fleming is excited about coach Biggs joining the team. "[Biggs is] a younger guy with an easy-going personality which best complements the other members of our staff," Fleming said. In regards to his coaching style, Biggs needs to work out with the team before finding his niche. His overall idea in regards to his

coaching style reflects his playing style. He explains that a main theme in his coaching style is to focus on improving players individually but integrating their talents into the team concept. I feel that I can achieve that goal by always being positive, but honest with the players in areas that they need to improve," Biggs said. In addition to being positive, he explains that he is excited to grow and learn as a soccer player, coach and person while working with the team.

The Xavier men's soccer team is looking forward to Michael Biggs influence this upcoming season.


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