Gill named assistant coach for Virginia Wesleyan women's soccer program

Matthew Gill
Matthew Gill

VIRGINIA BEACH -- Kansas native and Massachusetts transplant Matthew Gill has become part of the Virginia Wesleyan College women's soccer staff.

Fifteenth-year head coach Jeff Bowers has announced Gill's addition to the VWC coaching ranks as an assistant coach for the Marlins. He is now part of a staff that includes veteran coaches Mario Hurdle and Vasit Leidy.

The newest member of the VWC athletic family spent the last three seasons as the assistant men's soccer coach at Mount Ida College near Boston.  He helped the Mustangs to a three-year record of 21-29-5 and three straight appearances in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference quarterfinals.  The 2013 team finished 8-8-3 and also advanced to the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference quarterfinals.

"We are excited to have a Matt on staff," said Bowers.  "He brings outstanding knowledge of the game and work ethic to our program."

In addition to coaching at Mount Ida, Gill also served the College as an admissions coordinator, an assistant intramural coordinator, and an equipment manager. He also was the Director of Soccer Operations for one year at Boston University.

Gill graduated from Mount Ida with a Bachelor of Science with a focus in Sport Management and a Concentration in Coaching.  He also received a Masters of Science in Management from the same school. He played soccer for two seasons at Garden City College in Kansas, before transferring to Mount Ida.  In two years with the Mustangs he was twice named to all-conference and academic all-conference teams.

Recently, Gill was the head coach for the Boys U16 Elite and U13 Premier teams of Massachusetts' Scorpions Soccer Club. The Scorpions Club was recently ranked No. 20 nationally among soccer organizations by the publication Soccer America.

Gill is a native of Winfield, Kansas.