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Chris Dunford named new Westside Girls Soccer Coach

Posted June 18, 2019

Chris Dunford has been named Head Girls Varsity Soccer Coach at Westside High School. He brings extensive experience from his current role as the Technical Director at Elite Boys Soccer Academy as well as past coaching roles at Creighton University, Elite Girls Academy, and Gretna Soccer Club, in addition to other leadership positions in soccer over the last decade.

In his time as both a Volunteer Assistant and Full-Time Assistant with the Creighton University Women’s Soccer staff, Dunford helped lead the team from a 3-13-3 record in 2012 to a 10-6-2 record in 2014. During that time, Dunford also served as the Girls Academy Director for Gretna Soccer Club. He is also active with Regional ODP and has been on staff for ID Development Camps in Illinois and Michigan since 2013, as well as the Assistant Coach for the ODP regional teams at the 2016 and 2017 Thanksgiving Interregional Showcases in Florida. Dunford’s resume also involves coaching experience and education for Brazilian Soccer Schools in England, and with UK Elite Soccer and Advanced Total Soccer coaching on the East Coast. Dunford has a number of high level coaching qualifications through both UEFA, US Soccer and United Soccer Coaches. He earned his Bachelor’s in Coach Education and Sports Development at the University of Bath, which is the number one sports university in the UK, and an English Institute of Sport. Dunford was a three-year starter for Bath and played semi-professionally in England before moving to the United States. He joined the Westside Girls Soccer coaching staff in 2018, leading to this promotion.

“I am honored and excited to accept the role as the Head Girls Soccer Coach at Westside High School,” said Dunford. “The 2019 season was an unforgettable one, and it was extremely enjoyable and rewarding to be a small part of it. I am thankful for Nathan Moseley bringing me on board and allowing me the opportunity to be part of such a storied program with a great support base and school community. I would like to thank Coach Moseley for all his work with Westside soccer and providing me with a wonderful foundation to continue to build from.”

Dunford replaces longtime Westside Coach and WHS Teacher Nathan Moseley, who announced earlier this season his intention to step down from coaching to focus on teaching and his family. Westside celebrated perennial success under Moseley’s leadership, including a District Championship in 2019. Westside is grateful for Coach Moseley’s dedication to our program and know he will continue to impact student athletes in his classroom.

 

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For interviews and additional information, please contact Brandi Paul, Director of Communications & Engagement, at paul.brandi@westside66.net or by calling 402-390-2100.

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