Former George Mason assistant joins Jorge Salcedo's coaching staff.
Men's Soccer vs. Oregon State; October 5, 2012; UCLA 1, Oregon State 0
Nick Carlin-Voigt is in his first season as UCLA's assistant coach after spending the previous five seasons as the top assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at George Mason. Carlin-Voigt is considered one of the best recruiters in the country and while at George Mason, was responsible for day-to-day operations of the program, including field player development, scouting, attendance marketing, scheduling, sports performance and academic affairs. Carlin-Voigt is also considered one of the few soccer fitness coaches in college soccer. In his first season at UCLA, Carlin-Voigt helped guide the Bruins to their second straight Pac-12 championship and an appearance in the NCAA Tournament.
Having emerged as one of the most talented and respected assistant coaches in the country, Carlin-Voigt helped assemble three consecutive recruiting classes at George Mason that were ranked in the top 40 according to College Soccer News (2008-10). In 2008, he helped coach the Patriots to their first ever CAA Conference Championship and in 2011, he helped recruit a roster that led the CAA in All-Conference selections. Carlin-Voigt has helped recruit 12 players with U.S. Youth National Team experience since 2008 and seven that have gone on to sign professional contracts since 2009.
Carlin-Voigt has also studied training and coaching methods at professional clubs such as Chelsea, Fullham, Liverpool and Santos and observed the U.S. National Team preparations during the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. In the spring of 2012, he spent part of the preseason coaching with the Columbus Crew of Major League Soccer and has coached with the D.C. United Youth Academy Program as well, where he helped develop and train U.S. National Team Goalkeeper and DC United starter Bill Hamid.
Carlin-Voigt began his coaching career at his alma mater, Kalamazoo College, coaching there as an assistant coach for one season before becoming a volunteer goalkeeper coach for the men's team at Western Michigan University.
As a player at Kalamazoo, Carlin-Voigt earned NSCAA All-America honors and graduated with a bachelor's degree in economics, concentrating in international commerce. Considered one of the top goalkeepers in Division III soccer, he was a two-time team captain for Kalamazoo, a four-year starter and holds the Kalamazoo record for fewest goals allowed in a season.
After he graduated in 2004, Carlin-Voigt had a short stint with Cruz Azul Oaxaca of the Mexican Second Division that was cut short due to a knee injury. From 2001 to 2004, he played semi-pro soccer for the Kalamazoo Kingdom of the USL Premier Development League, where he set franchise records as a goalkeeper for wins and shutouts during the 2004 season. He also saw time on trial with Osnabruck of the German second division in 2006.
Carlin-Voigt holds a U.S. Soccer Federation "B" Coaching License.
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