Cord Farmer | Assistant Coach
Head women’s soccer coach Ron Rainey announced the hiring of Cord Farmer as the team’s new assistant coach. Farmer replaces Kelly Kuss, who was named the head coach at Bucknell last month.
“We are excited to add Cord to our staff at Dartmouth,” Rainey said. “He brings a ton of experience as both a head coach and assistant to the program. He also brings a passion and energy for the game that is evident immediately in how he coaches. We welcome Cord and his family to the Upper Valley".
Farmer spent last season in Reno, Nevada, as part of Dr. Melissa Price’s staff at Nevada. He was the top assistant and recruiting coordinator and assisted in game scheduling, film exchange and camps.
At Dartmouth, Farmer will be responsible for the field players, help coordinate recruiting and aiding in the women’s soccer office.
Prior to his stop in Reno, Farmer served as the head women's soccer coach at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute for six seasons. During his time at RPI, Farmer led the Engineers to their first conference championship, capturing the Liberty League title in 2012 en route to the team's first conference playoff berth. Under Farmer's direction, the Engineers received their first NSCAA national top-25 ranking this past season.
Prior to Rensselaer, Farmer spent one year as the assistant women's soccer coach and recruiting coordinator at the University of Wisconsin. While with the Badgers, Farmer assisted in all aspects of on-field training, planning and match preparation, along with coordinating recruiting, film and video.
Farmer received his first head coaching job at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford as the men's soccer coach for one season. He was named the AMCC Coach of the Year after leading the Panthers to their first winning conference record and first conference tournament appearance in a decade.
From 2004-06 Farmer served as an assistant for the men's soccer program at Ithaca College in New York. His first coaching opportunity in collegiate athletics came in the fall of 2003 when he spent time as the assistant women's soccer coach at Penn State University.
In addition to all of his college coaching experience, Farmer has worked with a number of club teams and has been a part of numerous soccer camps. In 2003, he graduated with a bachelor's degree in sport management from Flagler College. He is a member of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America and the United States Soccer Federation. Farmer's accreditations include — Advanced National License and USSF D.
Nicole Ragano | Assistant Coach
Head women’s soccer coach Ron Rainey announced the hiring of Nicole Ragano as an assistant coach for the 2018 season.
Ragano comes to Hanover after spending the last two seasons as an assistant coach at California Baptist University where she focused on goalkeeper development and recruiting.
“We are excited to add Nicole to the DWS family,” said Rainey. “She will bring a nice energy and ability to connect with players, recruits, alumni and our athletic department, as well as the greater Dartmouth community. We are excited to welcome her here and looking forward to hit the ground running!”
She helped lead the team to first place in the Pacific West Conference and the first round of the NCAA Division II tournament in 2017, following the 2016 second place finish. Ragano’s work with Cal Baptist’s goalkeeping squad paid off, as the team’s starting keeper broke career records for saves and shutouts. She was named Defensive Player of the Week three times and received Goalkeeper of the Year accolades from the conference.
While in California, Ragano was involved in the community, coaching Legends Soccer Club, working with school-aged athletes in the area, and as an assistant coach at Martin Luther King High School and Santiago High School. She held these positions before she began coaching at CBU, starting at both Legends and the high schools in 2013.
Ragano played Division I women’s soccer at UC Riverside from 2012-15 where she was a goalkeeper.