|Position:||Associate Head Coach|
|Alma Mater:||University of Sheffield|
Ben Graham is currently in his third season at Holy Cross and his first season as the associate head coach in 2018. Graham spent the past two seasons as an assistant men's soccer coach. He also serves as the goalkeepers coach. Graham spent the 2014 and 2015 seasons as an assistant coach at Stanford as the Cardinal won the 2015 national championship.
Graham joined Stanford in 2014, helping the team earn back-to-back PAC-12 Tournament titles and a national championship in 2015 after the Cardinal made it to the NCAA Tournament second round in 2014.
At Stanford, Graham coached Andrew Epstein, who received 2014 and 2015 second team PAC-12 All-Conference accolades, and was a NSCAA Academic All-American. Epstein ranked 10th in the nation for lowest goals against average at 0.61.
Prior to Stanford, he was an assistant coach at Northeastern from 2012-2014 where he worked with the goalkeepers, while assisting with recruiting players and scouting opponents. He helped the Huskies to their first-ever CAA title and a NCAA Tournament second round appearance in 2012. He coached Oliver Blum to the fifth lowest goals against average in the nation at 0.56.
Building the program from the ground up, Graham served as the head coach for the men’s and women’s soccer teams at Marymount College from 2009-2012. He coordinated all coaching and administrative duties for the program.
Graham was also an assistant coach at California State University, Bakersfield from 2007-2009. He also served as a graduate assistant at the University of Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas, from 2005-2007.
Originally from Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, England, Graham received his bachelor of laws and juris doctor degrees from the University of Sheffield (England) in 1996 and 1998, respectively. He played semi-professionally in the United Kingdom before coming to the United States to pursue coaching at the high school and club level in 2000. He won a high school state championship in Maine in 2002 and was named the NSCAA Coach of the Year in the state.
Graham currently holds a USSF A license, a USSF National Goalkeeping License and an NSCAA Premier Diploma.
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