Jose Cedeno was named the head coach of Whitman’s soccer program in May 2015.

Cedeno came to Whitman via the Belmont United Soccer Club in Belmont, California, where he had been the Director of Coaching and Player Development since August 2012. During his stint with Belmont Cedeno also traveled to London, England, in the summer of 2014 where he worked as a volunteer academy coach for the U9–U18 boys of the Crystal Palace F.C.

Though most recently from the club environment Cedeno is no stranger to collegiate soccer nor Division III and its philosophies.

At Hunter (N.Y.) College Cedeno headed the men’s soccer program from 2005–2011. Tabbed the City University N.Y. Athletic Conference (CUNYAC) coach of the year in 2008 he captured conference titles in 2008 and 2010 earning trips into the NCAA D-III tournament. His squad in 2009 played its way into the CUNYAC championship game, falling one win short of stringing together three consecutive trips to nationals.

A holder of the United States Soccer Federation “A” license Cedeno earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in modern languages (Spanish) from Saint Peter’s (N.J.) College, now University, in 2002. He went on to gain his Master of Science degree in sport management from Brooklyn College in 2011.