West Virginia Wesleyan College

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59 College Avenue Buckhannon, WV 26201
Division 2 West Virginia Northeast
Private Small National competitor

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Richard Owens

Buckhannon -- West Virginia Wesleyan College is proud to announce that Richard Owens has been selected as the new Head Coach of Women's Soccer. Owens comes to Wesleyan after serving as Assistant Coach at Philadelphia University.


Owens played his collegiate soccer at Kean University. During his career he helped lead the team to the schools only NCAA Division III Men's National Championship. He and his team were inducted into the Kean University Hall of Fame.


Along with coaching several youth programs in Vermont and New Jersey, Owens has also served as an Assistant Women's soccer coach at Rosemont College.


Athletic Director Randy Tenney stated "We're excited to add Richard to our staff. His strong ties to soccer and familiarity recruiting throughout the east coast fits perfect here. We are excited about the future of the women's soccer program under his leadership."


In the interim, he will be contacting recruits and is available to be reached at 609-432-9070.

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Kevin Holguin

Kevin Holguin is entering his fourth season at West Virginia Wesleyan with the women's soccer program.


He works alongside head coach Rich Owens to develop players and integrate new players into the program. He is also the primary contact for identifying future players for the program.


WVWC History:

11 Conference Championships

14 Conference Tournament Championships

11 NCAA DII Tournament Appearances

3 NCAA DII Regional Finalists

1 NCAA DII Championship Finalist

8 NCAA DII All-Americans


Holguin has been a part of five NCAA Tournament appearances and 2 Regional Finals for the coaching staff over the first seven years while at WVWC. He has also been part of the staff that has won of both the WVIAC Conference tournament in 2012 and the MEC conference tournament in 2013.


He currently holds an NSCAA National Diploma, along with a USSF "C" license.


Holguin started coaching youth travel soccer in 1991 in Houston, Texas.


He attended Regis University in Denver, Col. While a part of the men's soccer team, he was a part of the 1994 CAC Conference Championship Team.


Holguin coached youth soccer camps in the Denver area while at Regis University. From 1994-1996 he was a volunteer coach with Ballistic United in Pleasanton, Cal.


During the 2000's he lived in Florida while working in the music industry. During his time in Florida he traveled to winter tournaments to help identify potential collegiate players.


Holguin is currently on the West Virginia ODP coaching staff, along with coaching for Mountain State Soccer Club.

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Samantha Gutierrez

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