Damien Westfield begins his first season as a volunteer assistant for the Young Harris College men’s soccer program.
Westfield, who is also serves as an adjunct professor in the communication studies department at YHC, is no stranger to the Mountain Lions as he was inducatied into the YHC Athletics Hall of Fame in November 2014.
In his sophomore year at YHC, Westfield became captain of the soccer team. Throughout his college career, he received several accolades including First Team All-Region, All-Tournament Team, NJCAA First All-South Team, Team MVP and NSCAA First Team All-American. He is the all-time scoring leader in YHC history with 68 career goals. In 2012, he was inducted into the National Junior College Athletic Association Soccer Hall of Fame.
After graduating from YHC, he attended Creighton University and was named to the Missouri Valley Conference All-Newcomer Team. He was instrumental in helping Creighton win the Missouri Valley Conference Championship, as well as scoring the winning goal to take the school to the NCAA College Cup. On the international level, Westfield has captained the Trinidad and Tobago under-17 youth national team and played on the under-20 team in tournaments throughout the Caribbean and North America.
He currently holds NSCAA National, Advanced and Premier Diplomas. He became a youth staff soccer coach for the Omaha FC and Nebraska FC Soccer Clubs, and eventually became professor of communications and the men’s soccer head coach at Truett-McConnell College.