CHESTERTOWN, MD -- Washington College Director of Athletics Dr. Bryan Matthews is pleased to announce the hiring of Roy Dunshee as the 11th head men's soccer coach in the school's history. Dunshee's diverse soccer background includes time as a successful high school coach, positions with the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA), and 16 years operating a soccer skills teaching company.
"After a very successful national search we are pleased to announce Roy Dunshee as our next head men's soccer coach," notes Matthews. "Roy brings vast experience as a player, coach, and mentor in the sport, as well as experience as an entrepreneur. We are pleased to welcome Roy to our athletic department team."
Dunshee spent the past four seasons as the head boys soccer coach at Severna Park High School in Severna Park, MD. In his four seasons, he led the team to a record of 56-10-4 and three regional championships. He stepped down from the position earlier this year to accept a one-year appointment as an assistant coach at Division III power Amherst College for the 2012-13 academic year before the head coaching opportunity at Washington College became available. Prior to coaching at Severna Park, Dunshee spent five years coaching at St. Mary's Catholic High School in Annapolis, MD.
"I'd like to extend my warm thanks to Dr. Mathews and the selection committee for the opportunity to guide this program toward success," states Dunshee. "I'm looking forward to getting to know the team and taking on the challenges of the Centennial Conference. I'd also like to thank the entire soccer program at Amherst College for giving me an opportunity to work with such a great team, even if that opportunity never fully materialized."
Dunshee has also worked for the NSCAA since 2007 as the State Technical Coordinator for both Maryland and Delaware and, most recently, as a National Academy coach. In that position, he teaches high-level residential coaching courses around the country. He has twice been chosen as a clinician at the annual NSCAA Convention and was named the NSCAA's Associate Staff Coach of the Year in 2011. Since 2008, Dunshee has served as a state staff coach for the Maryland State Youth Soccer Association, teaching United States Soccer Federation (USSF) E and D license courses.
For the past 16 years, Dunshee has operated Coerver Coaching, a company which provides team training, camps, clinics, and coaches' education. He is currently the principal owner and Director of Coaching for the company.
During the winter and spring of 2010, Dunshee also served as an interim assistant men's soccer coach at Division I Northwestern University, designing and implementing winter and spring training sessions and game plans. Northwestern went on to win the 2011 Big Ten Championship.
Dunshee played collegiate soccer at the University of South Carolina, earning a B.A. in Journalism from the school in 1983. He went on to earn a Juris Doctorate from George Mason University School of Law in 1989. His additional professional experience includes five years as a law clerk and attorney and 13 years as a restauranteur.
Dunshee's coaching certifications include USSF A, B, C, and D licenses, a US Youth Soccer Y license, and NSCAA Premier, Advanced National, and National Diplomas.
Dunshee succeeds Drew Hoffman as the Shoremen's head coach. Hoffman resigned to accept a position as a development officer in Washington College's Office of College Advancement.