Culver-Stockton College

Culver-Stockton College Athletics
One College Hill Canton, MO 63435
NAIA Missouri Midwest
Private Small Competitive team

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Tyler Tomlinson

Tyler Tomlinson was named Culver-Stockton College's fourth women's soccer coach in February of 2011.


Tomlinson is the all-time winningest coach in program history with a 66-54-12 overall record, including an 12-6-1 overall record in 2015, which marked the most wins by the women's soccer program since 2002 when they also won 12 matches. In 2014 Tomlinson led the Wildcats to the postseason for the first time in school history, advancing to the champiomship game of the Heart of America Athletic Conference Tournament. Four of the eight teams coached by Tomlinson have finished with a winning record and the last five teams have earned a postseason berth.


In addition, Tomlinson has had 17 players named to the Heart of America Athletic Conference all-conference team, including Leah Miller, who was a first team selection in 2016 in 2017, and Kehley Bitzas, who was a first-team goalkeeper in 2018. Bitzas went on to earn NAIA All-America honorable mention honors in 2018. He has also had 22 players named Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes. Tomlinson has also had two players, Brittney McMahon in 2015 and Leah Miller in 2016 and 2017, named to the NSCAA All-Midwest Region team during his tenure. Both earned second team honors. Bitzas was named to the United Soccer Coaches All-Midwest Region first team.


Tomlinson, who also is a lecturer in communication and media coordinator for the athletic department, coached at the club level from 2000-03, directing two teams at the U16 boys level at Quincy (Ill.) United Soccer Club. Six of his former players went on to play soccer at the college level.


A 2003 graduate of Culver-Stockton, Tomlinson was a four-year starter and three-year captain as a defender/midfielder for the Wildcat soccer program. He totaled 12 career goals and 10 assists for 34 career points, and was named the most valuable player by his teammates his senior season after netting seven goals and two assists.


Tomlinson graduated with a bachelor's degree in communication, and received his master's degree in mass communication from the University of Central Missouri in 2009. He previously worked as a sports anchor at WGEM TV in Quincy, Ill., and was co-host of WGEM Sportscenter, a daily talk sports show on WGEM AM radio.

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Wendy Arnett

Wendy Arnett is in her seventh season as an assistant coach with the women’s soccer program at Culver-Stockton College. Arnett has previously coached the Hannibal (Mo.) Rush club team from 2012-13 and with the Oceanside (Calif.) Recreational Department from 2009-11. Arnett jolds a USA F License from the USA Soccer Federation.


Arnett was a four-year letterwinner for the Wildcats from 2002-05, setting a school record for games played with 74. A talented defender, Arnett started 58 games during her career, tallying one goal and one assist. Arnett was named to the All-HAAC team as an honorable mention selection and was named the team’s defensive player of the year after the 2005 season.


During her prep days at Hannibal High School, Arnett was named to the Missouri Class 4A All-District first team and the North Central Missouri Confererence (NCMC) first team in 2002.


Arnett graduated in 2006 with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. She currently resides in Quincy, Ill.

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Matt Longo

Former Head Coach Matt Longo is back with the women's program as an assistant coach beginning wth the 2019 season.


From 1997-99, Longo served as an assistant with the C-SC men's team before being the named the first head coach of the Wildcat women's program in 2000. He spent four seasons in that position, compiling a 44-30-2 overall record, a .592 winning percentage. He served as an assistant coach with the men's program in 2018 after retiring from teaching in the Quincy (Ill.) school district.


Longo served two stints coaching the Quincy High School boys program, spanning 23 seasons in which he became one of the winningest coaches in Illinois High School Association history. Longo compiled a 386-104-55 record at QHS, coaching from 1987-96 and 2004-16.


Longo led the Blue Devils to four state tournament appearances, including a second place finish in the Class 3A state tournament in 2015, and a fourth-place finish in the single-class tourney in 1995. His teams won 13 or more games in each of the last 13 seasons. Twice he had teams win 20 or more games, and the Blue Devils fashioned together a string of nine straight Western Big Six Conference championships from 1987-95. Quincy won 20 WB6 titles under Longo's watch.


A graduate of Quincy Notre Dame High School, Longo played soccer at Quincy (Ill.) University and was part of three NAIA national championship teams. He and his wife, Amy, live in Quincy and have three children – Rose, Jacob and Michael – and four grandchildren.

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