Herrity, who joins the Warhawks following a three-year stint as an assistant coach at NCAA Division II powerhouse Carson-Newman University, becomes the women's soccer program's eighth head coach. The Donegal, Ireland native helped the Eagles to a 46-11-3 record over the three-year span, highlighted by a mark of 25-3-2 in South Atlantic Conference play.
"Coach Herrity proved herself throughout the interview process as a rising star in the profession," Rosa said. "She brings passion for the game, an ability to relate to student-athletes and knowledge of the sport to our program. She comes from both a successful playing and coaching background. I look forward to the growth of AUM Women's Soccer with her as our Head Women's Soccer Coach."
While serving as an assistant for the Eagles, Herrity handled the daily planning and coordinating of training sessions, recruiting of both domestic and international student-athletes, monitoring of academics in the classroom, scouting of opponents, analyzing game film and helping maintain the team budget.
With Herrity on the coaching staff, the Eagles captured the SAC regular-season championship in both 2017 and 2018, as well as the SAC Tournament championship and NCAA Division II National Championship match in 2017.
The 2017 team became the first in the history of the CNU women's soccer program and the South Atlantic Conference to advance to the national championship match. The team, which finished 21-1-1, was ranked as high as second nationally during 2017, and only trailed for 42:44 of more than 2,100 minutes of game time.
Herrity enjoyed a decorated two-year playing career for the Eagles from 2015-16 prior to becoming an assistant coach. She compiled 43 points in 22 games during her senior season at striker, tallying 18 goals and adding seven helpers en route to being named to the 2016 First-Team All-SAC squad, NSCAA All-Southeast Region First Team, D2CCA All-Southeast First Team, and to NCAA Division II CoSIDA Academic All-District III Team. Herrity was also named the Tennessee Sports Writers Association Player of the Week twice during the season.
As a junior, Herrity appeared and started in 20 matches scoring 16 goals to go along with four assists. Seven of those 16 were game winning goals, which ranked seventh in the nation and also tied a school record. Following the 2015 season, she was named SAC Player of the Year, First-Team All-SAC, First Team All-Southeast Region by the NSCAA and D2CCA, and Third Team NSCAA All-American.
Herrity has coached within the Tennessee Olympic Development Program since 2018, where she's helped plan and run training sessions and evaluate female soccer players within the state of Tennessee. She additionally served as a head coach in the Global Premier Soccer Club from 2011-15, with stints in both Massachusetts and Florida during her time with the GPS.
Herrity holds a U.S. Soccer D Coaching License, as well as a Football Association of Ireland National D License.
Herrity earned her undergraduate degree in Sports and Exercise Science from Ulster University in Belfast, Northern Ireland in 2013. She received two master's degrees while at Carson-Newman, earning her Master's of Business Administration in 2016 and her Master's in Education in 2019.