Virginia Military Institute

VMI Soccer Office
239 Cameron Hall Lexington, VA 24450
Division 1 Virginia Northeast
Public Small National competitor


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Charlie Hubbard

Charlie Hubbard was named head men's soccer coach in March 2019. This promotion came after one season as associate head coach and two seasons as assistant coach for the men's soccer coaching staff. During these three seasons at the Institute, Hubbard served as recruiting coordinator. His efforts were crucial in the recruitment of two all-freshman team honorees, the first two since rejoining the Southern Conference. Those recruiting efforts paid dividends in 2018 when the team had its best season in five years and took strides forward. During his time at VMI, Hubbard has been involved in all aspects of the program.

Hubbard came to VMI in 2016 after serving for two years as an assistant men's soccer coach at Dallas Baptist University (DBU) in Dallas, Texas. He was instrumental in developing a plan for team development and recruiting that helped the program to its best season since its reinstatement. Overseeing a head coaching transition during the 2015 season, Hubbard maintained all recruits and independently traveled and coached the team on multiple occasions. At DBU he was involved in all aspects of the program including budget management, recruiting, scouting, and training.

Prior to DBU, Hubbard served as an assistant men's and women's soccer coach at Thomas More College in Crestview Hills, Kentucky during the 2013-14 season. He assisted both programs to qualify for the NCAA DIII tournament, while the women's team earned its first Sweet Sixteen appearance and No. 14 national ranking.

Hubbard was a four-year student-athlete at Palm Beach Atlantic University (DII) in West Palm Beach, Florida, setting a school record by playing in 84 games from 2009-2013.

Hubbard graduated with a Master of Arts in Sports Management in 2016 from Dallas Baptist University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biblical Studies from Palm Beach Atlantic University in 2013.

He holds a USSF “B” License. Hubbard resides in Lexington, VA with his wife Rachel who works in Admissions at W&L Law.

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Max Watson

Max Watson comes to VMI from Mountain View High School where he was the Head Boys’ Soccer Coach for the spring of 2019. During his tenure, Mountain View posted a 17-4-1 record including a Commonwealth District Championship and a trip to the state tournament. He was awarded both the Commonwealth District Coach of the Year and VHSL Region 5D Coach of the Year by his peers. During this time, Watson also continued his endeavors with Stafford Soccer Club through both on-field coaching and office duties.

Prior to Mountain View, Watson was an assistant coach for the University of Mary Washington men’s soccer program for a three-year stint (2015-2018). Active in all aspects of the program at UMW including recruitment, coordinating training sessions, and game day instruction, he helped guide the Eagles to a 41-15-3 overall record highlighted by a Capital Athletic Conference Championship and NCAA Tournament appearance in 2017. Watson was a member of Head Coach Jason Kilby's staff that earned Coach of the Year honors in 2016 and 2017 for Mary Washington.

While at UMW, Watson worked for both Stafford Soccer Club and Fredericksburg Football Club where his teams won the 2017 EDP Cup Championship, as well as the 2016 US Club Soccer National Championship. He also was the co-head coach at Riverbend High School, managing the Bears to a 23-9-2 record over two seasons (2017-2018).

As a player, Watson was a four-year standout midfielder at Franklin & Marshall College from 2011-2014, leading the Diplomats to three Centennial Conference playoff appearances, two NCAA Tournament bids, and a 55-17-8 record during his career. He appeared in 71 contests and recorded nine points on two goals and five assists while playing a vital role as a holding midfielder.

A native of New York City, Watson holds both a United Soccer Coaches Advanced National Diploma and a United States Soccer Federation National "C" Coaching License.

Watson earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in business from Franklin & Marshall in 2015 before obtaining a Master of Business Administration degree from Mary Washington in May of 2018.

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