Erickson is in his third year as the Panthers head women’s soccer coach after taking over the job on Feb. 10, 2017. He is the sixth head coach in program history after serving as the head women’s soccer coach at Wayne State (Neb.) for two years and prior to that was the head women’s soccer coach at Creighton University from 1999-2014. In 26 years as a head coach at the collegiate level, Erickson has compiled an overall record of 269-215-43.
Last season, Erickson led the Panthers to a 9-7-3 overall record. The team set records for most goals in a game (10), assists in a game (8), and points in a game (28). The single-season mark for shots on goal was set at 134. Four team members earned spots on the MVC Scholar-Athlete team following the season.
In his first season at the helm of the UNI women’s soccer program, Erickson guided the Panthers to a school record 14 victories and their first appearance in the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament championship game. The team set single-season marks in points (97), goals (34), goals per game (1.70), assists (29), shots (309), shots on goal (142) and shutouts (11).
Erickson guided Wayne State to nine victories in 2016, the most wins for the NCAA Division II program since the 2006 season. In each season he was at Wayne State, the Wildcats earned the NSCAA team academic award.
At Creighton, Erickson was a two-time Missouri Valley Conference Coach of the Year (2002, 2010) and helped guide the Bluejays to five NCAA Tournament appearances (2002, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2010). Erickson ended his 16-year tenure at Creighton as the winningest coach in school history with a record of 163-125-32.
Erickson earned his bachelor of science degree in industrial organizational psychology from Viterbo University in 1990. Erickson has three children – Emma (23), Olivia (21) and Noah (18).