Colin Carmichael is in his sixth season as an assistant coach at Oklahoma State and eighth year of association with head coach Karen Hancock.
In February 1996, he came to Oklahoma State as an assistant under Hancock. With the introduction of women's soccer to the traditions of Oklahoma State athletics, the proper support staff was needed for the proper balance. Hancock brought with her her assistant at South Alabama, an excellent coach with a proven track record.
Carmichael's coaching career began while he was in college at USA. In 1991, he was the head coach at St. Paul's Episcopal High School in Mobile, Ala. Leaving St. Paul's in 1992, Carmichael was the the head coach of the Alabama Olympic Development Program under-19 team until his departure for Oklahoma State in 1996. He coached the Alabama ODP in 1993 and was named an assistant on both the men's and women's teams at USA.
Carmichael has not only coached on many levels, but he has played on many levels as well.
After graduating from Jersey Village High School in Houston, Texas, Carmichael began his collegiate playing career at the University of South Alabama. As a four-year starter, he was voted the team captain in 1992 and was named as an All-Sun Belt selection the same year.
Upon graduation, Carmichael played for the semi-professional Houston Express in 1988 and in the professional ranks for the Mobile Revelers from 1994 to '96. He played for the Tulsa Roughnecks in the United States Indoor Soccer League; he was named the league's Rookie of the Year in 1997-98 and was named to Soccer America's Team of the Week in June 1999.
A native of Airdre, Scotland, Coach Carmichael earned a B.S. degree in marketing in 1993 and a master's degree in physical education in 1996 from the University of South Alabama.
Along with his assistant coaching duties at OSU, Carmichael is also the head coach for the '87 Olympic Developmental Program state team in Oklahoma and is an ODP Region Three staff coach.
He holds an United States Soccer Federation `A' License and National Soccer Coaches Association of America "Premier" Diploma.
Carmichael was recognized during the spring of 2001 for his work at the amateur level in the state of Oklahoma when he was named the U.S. Amateur Soccer Association's Region III Coach of the Year.
He was one of four coaches to receive the distinction and was a finalist for the USASA's National Coach of the Year award.