Camp Director / Head Men's Soccer Coach - UC-Charleston
Stratford is a native of London, England and is beginning his first season as a head coach. Stratford has served as the assistant coach over the past 3 years with the University of Charleston during their most successful spell in the history of the program, reaching the NCAA National Finals in 2014 and 2016, as well as a run to the Final Four in 2015. Stratford has aided the program to three consecutive MEC regular season and tournament conference titles. His combined record is 61-7-3 (as of Dec, 2016) as an assistant coach. Prior to coaching at UC, Stratford spent three years at his alma mater, West Virginia University, serving as the assistant coach between 2011-2014.
Stratford is one of WVU’s most decorated players, appearing frequently in the record books, most notably as the career leader in games played and assists. Stratford was recognized as an All-Big East and All-Region selection during his senior year.
Following his collegiate career, Stratford was drafted by DC United in 2008. Stratford made his debut in their season opener in the CONCACAF Champions League, followed up by his MLS debut against Sporting KC.
Stratford returned to the United Kingdom, signing for Inverness Caledonian Thistle in 2009 under former England National Team captain, Terry Butcher. Stratford made 14 appearances as Inverness went onto win the league and earn promotion into the Scottish Premier League.
Stratford finished his playing career at Hereford United of the English League Two in 2010. Following his contract, Stratford returned to West Virginia University to begin his master’s in Physical Education Teacher Education and assist with the men’s soccer program.
Stratford obtained his UEFA B coaching license in January of 2017 and completed his master’s in the summer of 2015. He attributes much of his coaching influence to his father, Michael Stratford.
Stratford has also been coached or played with numerous well-established coaches in the professional game, such as; Paul Clement (Swansea City Manager), Chris Coleman (Wales National Team Coach), Steve Kean (former Blackburn Rovers Manager), Ben Olsen (DC United Head Coach) and Michael Beale (Sao Paulo Assistant Manager).
Camp Director / Assistant Athletic Director /
Head Women's Soccer Coach - UC-Charleston
Todd Diuguid will enter his 17th season as the Head Coach of the Women’s Soccer Program at the University of Charleston in 2017-18. The Golden Eagles finished the 2016 season ranked #25 in the nation by the NSCAA, National Soccer Coaches Association of America. Despite losing the conference championship in penalties, the team finished 3rd in the Atlantic Region and qualified for the NCAA tournament. Charleston defeated Edinboro University in the opening round, 3-1, before losing to the eventual Final Four participant, Kutztown University, in the round of 32 in a tight match, 1-0. The Golden Eagles finished the season with a 15-4-3 overall record and established many program firsts along the way.
The team recorded their most wins in program history, advanced to the 2nd round of the NCAA tournament and were listed in the top 10 nationally in statistical categories for: goals against average and save percentage. The team swept the Player-of-the-Year honors, five players received D2CCA and NSCAA All-Region accolades and the Golden Eagles placed nine players on the Mountain East All Conference teams as well as two All-tournament team players. The Golden Eagles have qualified and participated in post-season play in two consecutive seasons, 2015 and 2016.
Diuguid has over 25 years of soccer experience as a player, referee, and coach. Coach Diuguid was named the 2010 WVIAC Coach-of-the-Year. The Women’s Soccer Program has the distinction of receiving the inaugural WVIAC Sportsmanship award in 2008 and has received the NSCAA Team Academic Award the past eleven academic years, 2007-present. Several players have been named to the WVIAC and MEC All-Conference teams, NSCAA Atlantic All-Region teams, Daktronics All-Region teams, Freshmen-of-the-Year, Players-of-the-Year, Academic All-Americans and UC’s Outstanding Student-Athlete have all played under Coach Diuguid over the years.
Diuguid came to West Virginia by way of Monticello, New York. Receiving many scholastic athletic honors and travel exposure with Wallkill United, Diuguid decided to continue his playing career at Marshall University in Huntington, WV. Diuguid lettered all four years as a central defender/forward and graduated with a Bachelors of Arts in Criminal Justice.
After college, Diuguid officiated scholastic and collegiate soccer in West Virginia and Kentucky before beginning his coaching career as an assistant for the boys’ team at South Charleston HS for one season in 1995. Diuguid took over the head coaching position at Hurricane HS on the girl’s side, 1996-1998. Diuguid returned to the boy’s side for the 1999 and 2000 as the head coach at Nitro HS. Diuguid received Regional Coach-of-the-Year honors in 1999 and 2000 while at Nitro HS. Diuguid has also led nine different West Virginia club soccer teams to the West Virginia State Championships. In 2006, Coach Diuguid’s U-13 girls became the first girls’ team in state history to advance to the regional semifinals in the US Youth National Championships.
Diuguid has also served as the Assistant and current Associate Athletic Director at the University of Charleston for the past five years. Diuguid served as the chair of the NCAA DII Atlantic Region RAC and member of the NCAA National Committee from 2012-2016. A member of the NSCAA since 1999, Diuguid continues to serve on the Atlantic Region ranking committee, 2008 to present. Diuguid holds a USSF license, is the Deputy Title IX coordinator at Charleston and also serves on several committees within the university.