Doherty Named Women's Soccer Coach at Wesleyan

Monday, June 19, 2017

Macon, GA - The Wesleyan College Department of Athletics has hired Ian Doherty as its next head women's soccer coach. Doherty has coached the sport on many levels, from youth and Olympic Development Programs to most recently serving as the Assistant Women's Soccer Coach at Wittenberg University. 

"We are thrilled to add Ian to our team here at Wesleyan," remarked Associate Athletic Director Nicky DiMarzio. "He has coached at all levels and has great Division III experience that he brings to our department. Coming from a highly successful program, we believe he will move our program into a conference contender with his solid philosophy, grow our roster size, and continue to mentor our young women into confident leaders. Ian set himself apart during our interviews and is absolutely ready to lead his own program. He will undoubtedly contribute to our department and campus community in positive ways and we are excited for his arrival. In addition to coaching, he will be teaching in our sport management program and will bring valuable experiences in many aspects of collegiate athletics to our department."

Doherty is a 2008 graduate of Otterbein University, where he was a four-year letterman for the Cardinals soccer team. Following graduation, he served as the Director of Youth Development and Education for the Pride Soccer Club in Winchester, OH, a position he has maintained until accepting this job at Wesleyan. Additionally, he served as the Assistant Men's Soccer Coach at Otterbein University for three years before shifting over to the women's side for two seasons at Wittenberg.

Doherty remarked, "I am very excited to be the next Women's Soccer Coach at Wesleyan College. I want to thank Nicky DiMarzio and the rest of the search committee for their time and for this opportunity. Wesleyan has a strong reputation both academically and athletically for developing strong and smart young women, and I am happy to become a part of this culture." 

Doherty received his M.S. in Recreation and Sports Sciences with a concentration in Soccer Coaching from Ohio University in 2015. He also holds a USSF C License and an NSCAA Level 1 Goalkeeping Diploma.