Former Team Captain Named Assistant Coach
Former George Washington men's soccer team captain Luke Wildy is in his first season as an assistant coach on Head Coach Craig Jones' staff. Wildy's hire was announced on July 8, 2014.
"Luke is a great addition to the program; having played at GW, his knowledge of the university and being a Colonial student-athlete will benefit us greatly in our recruiting efforts," said Coach Jones. "Having watched Luke's coaching career develop at the youth and collegiate level, he impressed me most with his dedication and desire to keep getting better as a coach. I know he will be a great asset to our program in the planning and implementation of our daily and yearly training programs. His strengths as a coach and educator will help our student-athletes be successful not just on the field but also in the classroom, community and beyond."
Coach Wildy spent the 2013 season at nearby Catholic University, helping guide the Cardinals to a Landmark Conference regular-season title and a berth in the NCAA Tournament.
Prior to Catholic, Coach Wildy spent three years as the director of coaching for Excite Soccer Programs, coaching a variety of youth soccer teams throughout the Washington-metro area, including a one-year stint as an assistant coach with the Potomac Academy U-16 team.
A midfielder at GW from 2006-09, Wildy was a two-time team captain, leading the Colonials to back-to-back D.C. College Cup titles in 2007 and 2008 and earning All-Tournament Team accolades in 2006 and 2007. He was named Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week for the first week of his freshman season after scoring two goals against Georgetown in his collegiate debut.
"I am very excited to be returning to GW as part of the coaching staff," said Coach Wildy. "I would like to thank Coach Jones and the administration for this opportunity. I am looking forward to working tirelessly on and off the field to bring success to the men's soccer program."
A native of Crawley, England, Coach Wildy earned his bachelor's degree in exercise science from GW in 2010. He was a four-time member of GW's Athletics Academic Dean's List and served as a team representative to GW's Student-Athlete Advisory Council as a senior. Coach Wildy currently holds a USSF National B License.