Allison Whitworth
Mississippi State University
Allison Whitworth
Assistant Volunteer Coach
Mississippi State
Division 1

Allison Whitworth joined the Bulldog soccer program on March 4, 2019, after serving as head womens soccer coach at Spring Hill College in Mobile, Alabama, since 2016. She moved into the senior woman administrator role in December 2017.   The Birmingham, Alabama, native had an impressive athletic and academic career at Auburn University before becoming the first Tiger drafted into a professional league.   Whitworth set the Tigers career record with 356 saves, which still ranks second in school history. Her 132 saves in her senior season led the SEC and still stands as Auburns single-season record. She collected 22 career shutouts, which is second in school history, including eight in each of her final two seasons on the way to All-SEC selections as a junior (Second Team) and senior (First Team).   For her career, she won six SEC Defensive Player of the Week honors and saw the field in 73 matches with a 1.13 career goals against average. She was Auburns womens sports nominee for the H. Boyd McWhorter Scholar-Athlete Post-Graduate Scholarship presented to the leagues top scholar-athlete. She graduated summa cum laude in 2007 with a degree in psychology and minor in exercise science before completing her masters degree in health promotion.   Prior to her time at Spring Hill, Whitworth served as the lead assistant and goalkeeper coach at Ohio and was the Bobcats recruiting coordinator. In her three years at Ohio, Whitworths keepers recorded 322 saves and 10 shutouts. In 2014, she served on staff with the Region II Olympic Development Program.   Whitworths recruiting led to the signing of MAC All-Freshman Team selection Steph Rowland who led the team in five offensive categories in her freshman season while setting the Bobcats freshman record with five goals. She also drew Vanessa Cordoba to Athens. Cordoba won a gold medal at the Bolivarian Games in 2015 as the goalkeeper for the Colombian U-20 National Team.   She began her coaching career at Middle Tennessee where she was an assistant for two seasons. The Blue Raiders went 24-14-1 in that span while recording 14 shutouts and claiming a share of the 2012 Sun Belt Conference regular-season championship. The 2012 squad finished with the second-best record in program history. At Middle Tennessee, Whitworth recruited goalkeeper Kelsey Brouwer who finished her career holding school records for wins and shutouts. Brouwer was second in school history in career saves and won the C-USA Spirit of Service Award in 2013.   Whitworths professional career included three seasons in the Womens Professional Soccer League. She was drafted in 2009 by FC Gold Pride as the 54th overall pick before playing with both the Atlanta Beat and Chicago Red Stars.