MaKenzie Cox is entering her second season as head coach of the Southern Virginia University women’s soccer team. Her first year was spent as an interim head coach.
During her time as interim head coach, she led the Knights to a pair of conference wins. Last season, she led the team to a 6-11 season, improving from a one-win season the previous year.
Cox played four seasons as a goalie for the Knights and became Southern Virginia’s All-Time saves leader with 264 career saves. Cox also played for the Southern Virginia softball team, leading the team with the most RBI's and highest batting average.
She served as the administrative assistant for the athletics department for two years.
She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business management and leadership from Southern Virginia University in May 2015.
MaKenzie and her husband, Tyler, a former member of the baseball and men's lacrosse programs at Southern Virginia, reside in Buena Vista.
Colin Flynn was named an assistant soccer coach in 2018, starting his first year as a soccer coach at Southern Virginia University.
Flynn graduated from Southern Virginia in 2018 with a B.A. in liberal arts. He currently is pursuing his master’s degree in cybersecurity.
As a student at Southern Virginia, Flynn played four years with the men’s soccer team. He was recruited as a goalkeeper and played both goalkeeper and defense.
Flynn played travel soccer with Beach FC and Chesapeake as well as his high school soccer team, accumulating 10 years of competitive soccer.