Michelle Wilson
College of Charleston
Michelle Wilson
Assistant Volunteer Coach
mlwilson@cofc.edu
College of Charleston

Division 1


Michelle Wilson is in her second season as an assistant coach specializing in goalkeepers with the College of Charleston womens soccer team.

"I am truly excited and blessed to be a part of such an awesome Cougar team and family! said Wilson. Im looking forward to the bright future of the program and being a part of its success within the Colonial Athletic Association and beyond."

She will focus primarily on the goalkeepers but will assist head coach Christian Michner and the rest of the staff in all facets of the program including training sessions, travel arrangements, recruiting, scouting, player development and academic success.

"We had a lot of interest for this position and we were very lucky to have had the number of quality candidates that we had, said Michner. "Michelle will offer so much to our program both on and off the field and I couldn't be more excited to add her to our staff.

She has a tremendous amount of energy and passion for teaching the game and will really connect well with our players. She brings a lot to our goalkeeping corps specifically, but will play an integral role in the overall development of all our student athletes."

Most recently, Wilson was an assistant womens soccer coach at the University of South Carolina Upstate for one season. She played many roles in that position, which included assisting the head coach in training players for both practices and games, training goalkeepers, developing a spring conditioning plan, and organizing team community service and fundraising events. Also, Wilson brought recruits in to the teams summer camp and the two college ID camps, which she organized.

Prior to her season at USC Upstate, Wilson spent the 2012-13 season as an assistant womens soccer coach at Converse College in Spartanburg, S.C. There, she trained both goalkeepers and field players, communicated with other conference coaches for scheduling purposes, recruited student-athletes for classes 2014-16, and much more. Additionally, Wilson took on the responsibility of organizing four clinics throughout the year as well as a summer premier camp that brought in recruits nationwide.

Wilson first began her college coaching experience during the fall season of 2010 when she assisted the head coach of Spartanburg Methodist College. Prior to that, she had coached a girls middle school soccer team at Oakbrook Preparatory School.

In 2010, Wilson earned her bachelors degree in psychology at Converse College. During her time there, she played Division II for the Valkyries. She later went on to receive her Master of Science in sport management at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va.

In addition to her coaching and playing experience, Wilson has consistently participated in running various camps and coaching club soccer teams since 2009. Most notably, Wilson took part in the Region 3 Olympic Development Program last year.