Kelly Wakeman enters her fourth season at the helm for Ursinus Women’s Soccer. During her tenure the program has seen great growth in her first three seasons with the wins mounting each year.
The 2014 campaign was Wakeman’s best so far leading the Bears to a 9-7-2 overall record and a 6-2-2 Centennial Conference record. The season also included a birth in the Centennial Conference Playoffs for the first time since 2010, advancing all the way to the Semifinals against Johns Hopkins but eventually falling to the Blue Jays 2-1.
Prior to taking over at Ursinus, Coach Wakeman spent five years as the head coach of Montgomery College in Rockville, MD. In 2011 Wakeman guided Montgomery to a NJCAA D-III National Championship, its first in school history.
During her five year run at Montgomery, Wakeman posted a 72-19-1 record, was named National Junior College Athletic Association Region XX Coach of the Year three times, the National Soccer Coaches Association of America South Region Coach of the Year twice, and in 2011 was named National Junior College DIII Coach of the Year.
Wakeman was also able to produce five All-American’s and 17 All-Region/All-Conference selections in five years.
Other stops include fellow Centennial Conference school Muhlenberg College as a goalkeepers coach, Whitehall High School, and Easton Area High School. Coach Wakeman also coached club soccer for ENCO United and Lower Macungie Youth Soccer.
Coach Wakeman is a 2004 graduate of Moravian College where she was a standout goalkeeper, graduated Cum Laude. Coach Wakeman also holds a Masters of Education from Edinboro University, Advanced National and National coaching licenses from the NSCAA, as well as a goalkeeper Level 2 NSCAA Diploma, and many special topics diplomas.
In the summer of 2015, Wakeman had the privilege of traveling to Canada as a part of the NSCAA Women’s World Cup Experience and watched a total of 8 World Cup games including the historic World Cup Final victory in Vancouver on July 5th, 2015.