Catamounts report for preseason practice Wednesday
Women's soccer hosts High Point Friday in Exhibition
Six of seven players from North Carolina
Newcomers range from New Jersey to Florida
Todd Herman was promoted to Associate Head Coach in August 2014. He joined the staff, under Head Coach Chad Miller, on April 10, 2010, and is currently entering his eight season with the team.
Herman joins Chad Miller - the Catamount program's third head coach all-time.
"I have known Todd since our playing days at Pfeiffer in the early 1990s. He has a wealth of knowledge about the game of soccer, and is a strong, experienced coach with great ties across the region," said Miller on his assistant coach. "I am excited to have Todd on staff and am looking forward to building our program here at WCU with someone that has the same goals and philosophy as I do. Needless to say, I am very excited to be back at WCU and feel very fortunate to have the ability to work with two quality people in Anna and Todd."
Herman, who comes to Cullowhee after a year on the sidelines assisting with the Univ. of Richmond men's soccer program, brings over 20 years of playing and coaching experience at the collegiate, club, Olympic Development Program (ODP) and professional levels. He additionally holds a US Soccer "A" license and the NSCAA Premier Diploma.
A native of Hampton, Va., Herman spent six seasons at Davidson, serving as an assistant coach for the women's team in 1999 and an assistant coach for the men's team from 2000-05. He helped guide the Wildcat men six winning seasons during his six seasons with the program.
In addition to his collegiate coaching experience, Herman has also served as the Director of Coaching with the North Meck Youth Soccer Association and was the head coach for the South Charlotte Soccer Association/USSF National Academy team in 2007-08. In the fall of `07, Herman became the head coach at Providence High School in Charlotte, earning the 4-A Regional Coach of the Year.
A four-year starting goalkeeper at Pfeiffer University, Herman was a two-year team captain and three-time team MVP. The two-time, first-team All-conference selection set the Pfeiffer school record for saves in a single-season (278) and career (786), graduating from Pfeiffer with a degree in Sports Management in 1991. He went on to play professionally in the United States International Soccer League (USISL) from 1993-95.
Herman began his coaching career as an assistant coach at his alma mater, Pfeiffer, in 1992 and served as an assistant coach on the inaugural women's soccer team at the school in 1993.