MSU’s women’s soccer coaching staff begins to take shape


New MSU women’s soccer head coach Jeff Hosler during his time at Grand Valley State/ Photo Credit: Grand Valley Athletics

Nathan Stearns, Sports Broadcast Director

EAST LANSING— New Michigan State women’s soccer head coach Jeff Hosler’s staff is beginning to form.

On Tuesday, Hosler announced the hiring of assistant coaches Gabe Romo and Megan Link. They are expected to replace longtime associate head coach Tammy Farnum and assistant coach Stacy DeLonge, both of whom served under former head coach Tom Saxton for over 15 years.

Romo spent the past six seasons at Kansas State, where he also served as the associate head coach since 2019. During his time at Kansas State, he was responsible for coaching the Wildcats’ goalkeepers and creating his team’s defensive gameplan. He was also responsible for serving as the staff’s main recruiter and constructing scouting reports on opposing team’s offenses.

Before arriving at Kansas State, Romo was the head coach of the Holy Names University Hawks, located in Oakland, California, in 2014 and Kansas Wesleyan in 2013. He also played collegiately at Kansas Wesleyan, where he was a four-year letterwinner and won three regular season conference championships in 2005, 2007 and 2008 as well as two conference tournament titles in 2005 and 2006.

Romo compiled a 13-4-3 record during his lone season as the head coach of the men’s soccer team at Kansas Wesleyan in 2013. During this season, he received conference Coach of the Year honors and led the Coyotes to a conference regular season and tournament title in addition to a NAIA tournament berth. He also collected a 6-27-1 combined record during his time as the head man of the men’s and women’s soccer teams at Holy Names in 2014.

Link, who served under Hosler at Grand Valley State, was responsible for coaching the Lakers’ goalkeepers and recruiting the lower Midwest and Southeast regions, in addition to several other duties. Like Romo, Link has previous collegiate head coaching experience, as she served in that role at Division II Southern Baptist for four seasons. She also played for Southern Baptist as a goalkeeper from 2009-13.