Virginia Wesleyan University

Virginia Wesleyan College Athletics
1584 Wesleyan Drive Virginia Beach, VA 23350
Division 3 Virginia Northeast
Private Small Competitive team


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Chris Mills

The 2019 season will be Mills’ 7th at the helm of the men’s soccer program and he has already seen impressive success in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference in that time.

He guided the Marlins to the 2013 ODAC Championship and first appearance in the NCAA Tournament since 2009. The team’s 16 wins were the most by the men’s soccer program since the 2007 season, earning Mills ODAC Coach of the Year honors.

In his first three years as the mentor of the Marlins, Mills has developed two ODAC Rookie of the Year winners.

Prior to his time as head coach of the Marlins, Mills served as an assistant for the men’s soccer program for five years and as associate head coach for an additional season. He was an instrumental part of the 2007 NCAA Sweet 16 team and 2008 ODAC Championship squad coaching staffs.

A staple on campus, Mills graduated from Virginia Wesleyan in 2006 with a degree in recreation and leisure studies, with an emphasis in sport, tourism, and recreation management. He was a three-year starter for the men’s soccer team, earned All-ODAC honors three times and all-state accolades twice. The squad went 57-17-5 and 27-7-2 in league play during his time as an athlete.

He was an ODP District Staff member in 2010 and has served on the staff at camps at Virginia Tech, University of Virginia, and the U.S. Naval Academy. He owns a USSF National “D” Coaching License and an Advanced Diploma from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA).

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Shane Kohler

Shane Kohler joined the Virginia Wesleyan Athletics family in September of 2020 as an assistant men's soccer coach.

Prior to joining the Marlin coaching staff, Kohler was a graduate assistant at Moravian College in Bethlehem, PA for the last three years. While at Moravian, Kohler assisted the head coach in overall planning and organization of the team practices. He implemented strategic recruitment plans for potential student-athletes, which included organizing

recruiting travel, identifying prospects, and scheduling and overseeing on-campus visits. Kohler composed scouting reports and broke down opponent game footage for use during team meetings and practices.

The Greyhounds saw seven All-Conference honorees in three seasons with Kohler's leadership. Moravian went to back to back Landmark Conference championship matches in 2018 and 2019, with the 2018 championship appearance being the first in program history. The Greyhounds put together three of the best years since 2002 with a 26-21-7 record and in 2018 the Moravian Coaching Staff was named the Landmark Conference Coaching Staff of the Year.

Kohler played collegiate soccer at Rowan University from 2011-2015. He started 76 or 79 games in the midfield for the Profs and was a two-time NJAC All-Conference honoree (2013, 2015). Kohler helped the Profs to several post-season appearances including a 2012 NJAC Conference Championship appearance as well as a trip to the NCAA tournament in 2015.

Kohler earned his masters in Business Administration graduating in May 2020 from Moravian College.

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