SEATTLE – Washington women’s soccer head coach Nicole Van Dyke announced on Tuesday the addition of Cary Whitney to the coaching staff as goalkeeper coach.
“Kary will be a wonderful addition to our staff,” Van Dyke said. “His ability to connect with people and collaborate is clearly seen in how he develops goalkeepers. I am thoroughly impressed with his professionalism and work ethic and specifically his growth mindset. I am so excited to work with him.”
Whitney comes to Washington from Seattle Pacific where he served as goalkeeper coach. During his time at SPU, Whitney coached the goalkeeping group to hold the lowest goals against average in the country for over half the season in 2021. In addition, the Seattle Pacific coaching staff won the NCAA/NCSA Western Region Coaching Staff of the Year after leading the team to the GNAC regular and postseason titles and the NCAA DII Western Regional Championship.
In addition, Whitney helps coach the Seattle United Soccer Club in the Junior Sounders Program and the head coach of the U-16 G07 Copa ECRL. Prior to SPU, Whitney was a volunteer assistant at Bellevue College working with the men’s and women’s soccer teams.
“I am thrilled to join the UW women’s soccer staff, the opportunity to work with some of the best players and coaching staff in the country is something every coach strives to be a part of,” Whitney said. “I want to thank you Nicole Van Dyke and the University of Washington for welcoming me into the Husky family. I am looking forward to helping develop and empower these student athletes to be the best they can be both on and off the field.”
Whitney is a 2018 graduate of Seattle Pacific where he got his degree in family consumer sciences: human development and family studies with a minor in psychology.
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