Program Great Eyorokon Returns to Purdue as Assistant Coach

PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM Parrissa Eyorokon scored 27 goals during her Purdue career.
PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM
Parrissa Eyorokon scored 27 goals during her Purdue career.
PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM

June 22, 2012


2012 Purdue Roster | Eyorokon's Player Bio

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Two-time First Team All-Big Ten honoree Parrissa Eyorokon has returned to campus as a new assistant coach for Purdue women's soccer, head coach Robert Klatte has announced.

Eyorokon scored 27 goals for the Boilermakers from 2004-07.Highlighted by Purdue's program-record 20-win campaign her senior year, the team compiled a 55-25-8 (.670) record during her career. The Boilermakers made three straight NCAA Tournament appearances from 2005-07 and won the Big Ten Tournament in 2007.

Eyorokon scored 12 goals, including four game-winners, in 2007 en route to earning Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year and First Team All-America honors from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. She went on to play professionally for the Washington Freedom of Women's Professional Soccer.

"We are really excited to have Parrissa rejoin the program," Klatte said. "We feel that her playing experience, both collegiately and as a professional, will assist our current players in maximizing their development. In addition, her experience within the program will help her seamlessly transition into her new role."

Originally a native of West Chester, Ohio, Eyorokon was a three-time Academic All-Big Ten student-athlete at Purdue. She graduated in 2008 with a degree in sociology. She joins Erin Otagaki-VanPaemel on Klatte's coaching staff for the upcoming 2012 season.

Since her playing career ended, Eyorokon has served as a youth coach with the Cincinnati United Soccer Club and volunteered with the Goodwill Good Guides mentoring program. She has been working as a childcare provider for Care.com. Her primary responsibilities included educating and tutoring children and preparing meals.

Eleven of Eyorokon's 27 goals scored for Purdue proved to be game-winners. She led the team in goals in 2004 and 2006. Five of her eight scores in 2006 were game-winners. The three-year starter was a two-time First Team All-Big Ten performer as an upperclassman. She was also named to the Big Ten All-Freshman Team in 2004.

Eyorokon replaces assistant coach Jim Daugherty, who resigned to return to his native Ohio where he'll become the head coach of the girl's varsity team at Marysville High School and teach mathematics. He was a successful high school coach in Ohio before joining the coaching staff at Purdue in January 2008.