Tiffin Women's Soccer Camps
Aaron McGuiness enters his first year as Assistant Coach for Tiffin University.
McGuiness spent four seasons as the head coach of the Thiel College women's soccer team and seven seasons as a member of the Tomcats' soccer coaching staff. In his first and second seasons as head coach, the Thiel women’s soccer team won seven games, matching their highest win total since the 2003 season. The Tomcats had a pair of women (Morgan Berg, Nicole Jeschelnig) garner All-PAC recognition at the end of both seasons. During his four seasons as head coach McGuiness recruited and developed the players with the second highest career goals, third highest career points (Morgan Berg) and second highest career assists (Elizabeth Wilkinson).
Prior to this McGuiness was the assistant and then the associate head coach for the men’s and women’s soccer programs at Thiel College. He also served as the assistant coach for AFC Cleveland from 2012 to 2014 and the head coach for the second half of the 2014 season.
McGuiness brings an extensive playing career to Thiel, having played both collegiately and at the professional level.
A native of Tweed Heads, Australia, McGuiness was a member of the Palm Beach Soccer Club in the Brisbane Premier League from 2001-2005. He started as a youth team player, was promoted to the reserve team in 2002, where he played for one season, and played the final three years on the first team. He was a starter on the team that won the Brisbane Premier League regular season and placed as the runner-up in the Queensland Cup.
McGuiness began his collegiate career at Shenandoah University in 2005. He was a four-year starter for the Hornets and a two-year captain. He was twice named All-USA South Conference honorable mention and was selected to the Sportsmanship Team following his senior season.
Prior to his arrival at Thiel, McGuiness had played for the Winchester Impact in the semi-pro PASL Premier League. He was a member of the team's inaugural season, helping the Impact advance to the semifinals of the national tournament. In the team's second season, McGuiness helped the team win the Mid-Atlantic Conference championship.
McGuiness is a 2009 graduate of Shenandoah University with a Bachelor of Science degree in kinesiology focusing in sports management and a Bachelor of Arts degree in university studies focusing in sports media. In 2013, McGuiness earned his Master's of Science in Exercise Science and Health Promotion with a focus in performance enhancement and injury prevention from California University of Pennsylvania.
Jessica Holly Bigg
Holly Bigg enters her third season as an assistant with the women’s soccer program.
A native of Canada, Holly was a letter winner all 4 years as an All-conference or All-Region selection at the University of Charleston. She was a 3 time All- Region Selection and 3- time First team All-Conference. Bigg was named captain her junior and senior year at Charleston. She graduated in 2015 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Wellness Education and also has a master's degree in Business Administration from TU. She serves as Assistant to the Athletic Director/NLI Administrator for the athletic department.
She also has experience playing in the W-League in 2012, and being a finalist in a Canadian Club National Championship in 2010.