Sean Kaighin

Head Coach — Women's Soccer
BA-Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Toledo (2015)
Year Appointed
Fall 2019
  • Varsity Women's Soccer I
  • Varsity Women's Soccer II


Sean Kaighin, who served one season as an assistant coach, is Marietta College's ninth head coach in the women's soccer program history. He served as interim head coach for the three months prior to being named head coach, during which time he oversaw recruiting and strength and conditioning training. Prior to Marietta, Kaighin served as an assistant women’s coach at Lourdes University in the spring of 2018. He was the Director of Coaching for the boys and girls youth teams at Pacesetter Soccer for three years. Kaighin was responsible for 18 youth teams and the skill development of more than 500 athletes.

Kaighin has extensive high school coaching experience as well. He served as assistant varsity and head junior varsity boys coach at Clay High School from 2006-08. Kaighin returned to Clay as the head boys varsity coach in 2014-15. In 2017, Kaighin was an assistant boys varsity coach at Ottawa Hills High School and helped lead the boys team to a 20-1-2 record. The Green Bears won the Toledo Area Athletic Conference (TAAC) league championship and finished as Ohio Division III runners-up.

A native of Oregon, Ohio, Kaighin played collegiately at Owens Community College where he earned NJCAA Superior Academic All-American honors. He received an Associate’s Degree in Adolescent Education in 2013. He completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with a concentration on Youth from the University of Toledo in 2015. Kaighin holds numerous coaching accreditations, including a United Soccer Coaches Level 1 Goalkeeping Diploma and Advanced National Diploma.

Kaighin was presented with the Marietta College Staff Award for Mentoring at the College’s 2019 Founders Day Celebration.