Melissa Bigg enters her sixth season as Head Coach of the women's soccer program in 2019-20.
The 2017 season was quite a turnaround for Coach Bigg's squad, finishing the year 8-10-1 overall and 4th in the GLIAC. Tiffin qualified for the GLIAC Tournament for the first time since the 2012 season, and won their first postseason game since 2011. The Dragons dropped Davenport University in overtime 3-2, hosting a postseason game for the first time since 2010. Coach Bigg saw four of her student-athletes earn All-GLIAC honors, with Adrianna Currie earning a 1st team designation, the first player to do so since 2013. The four selections was the most for the women's soccer team since the 2008 season.
A native of Canada, she served as assistant coach for three seasons before taking over the head coaching duties. Prior to her time with Tiffin, she worked as a certified ACE personal trainer in a Cincinnati sports club. Before working she pursued her academic and soccer careers at the University of Cincinnati, where she played all 65 games as a midfielder in her four years and was named captain in her senior season.
She also has experience playing in the W-League between 2006 & 2009, and winning a Canadian Club National Championship in 2005.
She graduated in June of 2010 with a Bachelor's of Science in Health Promotion Exercise and Fitness and also holds a master's degree in Business Administration from Tiffin University.