April 26, 2007
WACO, Texas -- Jon Chin, who has served the last four seasons as an assistant coach at Toledo, has joined the Baylor soccer program as an assistant coach, head coach George Van Linder announced on Thursday.
"This search has taken over a year and we are certainly glad we took our time. We feel that he was worth the wait," Van Linder said. "With his reputation in the Midwest, we feel that this will help us gain a stronger foothold in that part of the country with recruiting. Plenty of accomplished collegiate coaches have recommended him and have called to congratulate us on having him on our staff."
While at Toledo, Chin helped guide the Rockets to their first NCAA Championship appearance in 2006 as the team captured the 2006 MAC Tournament title.
While with the Rockets, Chin worked with all aspects of the program, including the goalkeepers, recruiting and performing other administrative duties. He was a big factor in the 2005 Toledo defense that recorded a school-record and MAC-best 10 shutouts and also finished second in the league in goals against average (1.02).
During his time at Toledo, Chin also served as a coach with the Ohio North State Olympic Development Program. Chin has served as a head coach and an assistant coach in the program as he prepared players for the regional ODP selections.
Prior to his stint at Toledo, Chin worked as a volunteer assistant coach with the University of Illinois women's soccer program in 2002.
A native of Palatine, IL, Chin graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a bachelor's degree in computer science in December, 2002, and earned his master's degree in recreation administration from Toledo in May, 2005.