CULLOWHEE, N.C. - Western Carolina women's soccer Head Coach Chad Miller announced today assistant coach Todd Herman has been promoted to Associate Head Coach for the Catamounts.
"I am thrilled to see Todd get this title and excited for him. He is a longtime friend and college teammate," Miller said. "Todd is someone I have a huge amount of respect for and trust with when it comes to the program here. He has played a huge part in helping me get this program back on track and he is very passionate about WCU and our soccer program."
Herman came to Western Carolina when Miller took on the position as head coach for Catamount women's soccer in 2010. He has helped Miller navigate WCU to two Southern Conference Championship bids, in their four-year tenure. The duo also guided Western Carolina to 10 victories in 2013, the first time the team had hit double digit wins since 2008 when the team won 13.
"I am honored to have been named Associate Head Coach and excited to continue working with Coach Miller, a friend and colleague for over 20 years," Herman said. "I'm grateful for the invaluable support from the Catamount families, administration and fans. Chad and I look forward to continuing to build a successful women's soccer program, working with great group student-athletes and representing Western Carolina University."
Prior to Western Carolina, Herman spent a year on the sidelines assisting the University of Richmond men's soccer program. He was also an assistant at Charlotte in 2008 helping the 49ers to a Top-25 ranking. Herman was also part of six winning seasons as an assistant for the Davidson men's soccer team helping the Wildcats to a Southern Conference Championship and SoCon tournament title.
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.
Western Carolina women's soccer reports for preseason practice Wednesday August 6 and will host Winthrop at 6 p.m. Aug. 13 at the Catamount Athletic Complex in its first exhibition match of the season.