University of Charleston

University of Charleston Golden Eagles
2300 MacCorkle Ave. SE Charleston, WV 25304
Division 2 West Virginia Northeast
Private Small Competitive team


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Todd Diuguid

Todd Diuguid will enter his 17th season as the Head Coach of the Women’s Soccer Program at the University of Charleston in 2017-18. The Golden Eagles finished the 2016 season ranked #25 in the nation by the NSCAA, National Soccer Coaches Association of America. Despite losing the conference championship in penalties, the team finished 3rd in the Atlantic Region and qualified for the NCAA tournament. Charleston defeated Edinboro University in the opening round, 3-1, before losing to the eventual Final Four participant, Kutztown University, in the round of 32 in a tight match, 1-0. The Golden Eagles finished the season with a 15-4-3 overall record and established many program firsts along the way.

The team recorded their most wins in program history, advanced to the 2nd round of the NCAA tournament and were listed in the top 10 nationally in statistical categories for: goals against average and save percentage. The team swept the Player-of-the-Year honors, five players received D2CCA and NSCAA All-Region accolades and the Golden Eagles placed nine players on the Mountain East All Conference teams as well as two All-tournament team players. The Golden Eagles have qualified and participated in post-season play in two consecutive seasons, 2015 and 2016.

Diuguid has over 25 years of soccer experience as a player, referee, and coach. Coach Diuguid was named the 2010 WVIAC Coach-of-the-Year. The Women’s Soccer Program has the distinction of receiving the inaugural WVIAC Sportsmanship award in 2008 and has received the NSCAA Team Academic Award the past eleven academic years, 2007-present. Several players have been named to the WVIAC and MEC All-Conference teams, NSCAA Atlantic All-Region teams, Daktronics All-Region teams, Freshmen-of-the-Year, Players-of-the-Year, Academic All-Americans and UC’s Outstanding Student-Athlete have all played under Coach Diuguid over the years.

Diuguid came to West Virginia by way of Monticello, New York. Receiving many scholastic athletic honors and travel exposure with Wallkill United, Diuguid decided to continue his playing career at Marshall University in Huntington, WV. Diuguid lettered all four years as a central defender/forward and graduated with a Bachelors of Arts in Criminal Justice.

After college, Diuguid officiated scholastic and collegiate soccer in West Virginia and Kentucky before beginning his coaching career as an assistant for the boys’ team at South Charleston HS for one season in 1995. Diuguid took over the head coaching position at Hurricane HS on the girl’s side, 1996-1998. Diuguid returned to the boy’s side for the 1999 and 2000 as the head coach at Nitro HS. Diuguid received Regional Coach-of-the-Year honors in 1999 and 2000 while at Nitro HS. Diuguid has also led nine different West Virginia club soccer teams to the West Virginia State Championships. In 2006, Coach Diuguid’s U-13 girls became the first girls’ team in state history to advance to the regional semifinals in the US Youth National Championships.

Diuguid has also served as the Assistant and current Associate Athletic Director at the University of Charleston for the past five years. Diuguid served as the chair of the NCAA DII Atlantic Region RAC and member of the NCAA National Committee from 2012-2016. A member of the NSCAA since 1999, Diuguid continues to serve on the Atlantic Region ranking committee, 2008 to present. Diuguid holds a USSF license, is the Deputy Title IX coordinator at Charleston and also serves on several committees within the university.

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Kelly Whittaker

Kelly Whittaker comes to Charleston after a season with a professional club in Sweden. Prior to her stint with Alta IF, Whittaker continued her playing career with various WPSL teams while coaching for club organizations such as BUSA and the Chesapeake Charge.

Kelly attended Florida Institute of Technology where she received a bachelor’s in science for mechanical engineering. Whittaker was a four-year letter winner for Florida Tech, starting as an outside midfielder. Her sophomore year she was selected to the NCAA Division II Final Four All-Tournament Team after placing in the final four tournament, losing in the semifinals to Grand Valley. Kelly's junior year she was named Second Team All-SSC and First Team All-SSC her senior year.

Kelly grew up in Allentown, Pennsylvania, where she attended Southern Leigh High School. She began playing at the age of four and ended her high school career with their first ever high school conference championship win. She also played with the FC Delco Fury team, that was ranked number one in the nation for four years.

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