Start Here, Go Far – Camden County College Graduate Spotlight on Tim Lenahan

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Start here. Go Far. Tim Lenahan grew up in Pine Hill, NJ and attended Overbook High School.  In 1980 he graduated from Camden County College with a computer science degree. After 11 years working as a software engineer for the Federal Aviation Administration, Lenahan left to pursue his true passion of coaching college soccer. He started coaching at the community college level and then moved to Stockton College.  Lenahan took the Stockton Ospreys to the school’s first-ever NJAC Championship and a #2 national ranking. After eight years at Stockton, Lenahan moved on to Lafayette College where he led a 4-12 program and to a Patriot League record of 16 wins.

After three successful seasons at Lafayette, Lenahan moved on to Northwestern University where his career really started to take flight.  Northwestern, a member of the Big Ten, emerged as a national soccer power with appearances in the NCAA tournament, the Sweet Sixteen, and the Elite Eight. The crowning achievement came in 2011 as Northwestern captured the rare “Double,” winning both the Big Ten Regular Season and Big Ten Tournament. They followed up with a 2nd Big Ten Championship in 2012, with Lenahan becoming the only Big Ten coach at that time to accomplish the feat.

For his work, Lenahan has been named Coach of the Year eight times and has been a National Coach of the Year finalist on three separate occasions. He has twice been named the Bob Voigt Coach of the Year at Northwestern – the only male coach to receive that honor.  Coach Lenahan holds a bachelor’s in computer science and a master’s in human services administration from Rider University. A lifelong learner, he did post-graduate work at Temple University in sports psychology and is currently enrolled in a Leadership Certification Program at the prestigious Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.  He now lives in Chicago, Illinois.