John Wilson Named DePaul's Head Women's Soccer Coach
CHICAGO -- John Wilson has been named head women's soccer coach, DePaul Athletic Director Bill Bradshaw announced today. Wilson replaces Laure Schingen who guided the Blue Demons through the first four seasons of the program's existence.
Wilson, a native of Everett, Washington, was the top assistant at Louisana State in Baton Rouge for four seasons. While with the Tigers, he served as the recruiting coordinator. Prior to coaching at LSU, Wilson was an assistant at Southern California in 1995.
"I am very excited about the opportunity here at DePaul," Wilson said. "I look forward to continue the success of building the program here."
Coach Wilson holds a United States Soccer Federation "A" license, the highest level a coach can earn. In addition, he received an advanced national diploma from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.
The 1993 graduate of Western Washington helped lead his team to the NAIA National Tournament in 1989. Wilson played semi-pro soccer for a year for the Seattle Storm of the Pacific Coast League before coaching at Southern California.
"We feel fortunate to attract someone with John's experience at the national level," Bradshaw said. "He has a terrific vision for what women's soccer can be at DePaul. He has a great opportunity to take the program to the next