Head Men's Soccer Coach | June, 2017 - Present
Abdessamad “Abe” Tizaf was hired as the men's soccer head coach in June of 2017. He began an era of the first- ever scholarship men's soccer program in Pomeroy history.
Tizaf is not new to Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College as he also serves as the women's assistant soccer coach and will continue to do so moving forward.
Prior to coming to Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, Tizaf was the head boys soccer coach at Terre Haute South High School, where he led the team to a sectional championship in 2015. He served as the Assistant Coach at Flyers boys soccer club in Terre Haute, Ind.
Abe also played 120 games professionally for KACM in Marrakech, Morocco, as a member of their senior league. He is a member of the Faith-Based Coaches Strategy Team, which focuses on developing the role soccer plays in one’s faith journey. United Soccer Coaches Association.
Tizaf earned his B.S. in economics from Pascal Paoli University in 2008 and his M.S. in Recreation and Sport Management from Indiana State University in 2014, and an M.S. in Physical Education from Indiana State University in December 2016. He also was a Fitness & Wellness Graduate Assistant at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Recreation Center from 2014 - 2016.
Abe has a huge passion for fitness and sports performance and he received his United Soccer Coaches: Advanced Diploma.
Currently, he is working on his Master of Leadership Development at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College.
Abe is happily married with a wife and two children.