Stefani Workman will join the Georgia soccer team as an assistant coach.
April 22, 2014
ATHENS, Ga. --- University of Georgia soccer head coach Steve Holeman on Tuesday announced the hiring of Stefani Workman as the team’s new assistant coach. Workman comes to Georgia after four seasons as the head coach at NCAA Division II Concord University in Athens, W. Va., as well as stints at West Virginia and Cincinnati as an assistant.
“We have been very thorough in our search for a new assistant coach, and the time we spent has certainly paid off,” Holeman said. “Stefani comes in highly recommended and will be a fantastic addition to our staff. On the field, her primary responsibility will be with the goalkeepers and we are very fortunate to have someone with nine years of collegiate coaching experience to join us. In addition to training high-level collegiate goalkeepers, she has worked with many of the top youth goalkeepers in the country as a Region I and II Olympic Development Program (ODP) staff coach. Stefani is very hard working, extremely committed, and a true professional. We are thrilled she has decided to become a Georgia Bulldog.”
“I want to thank Steve for the opportunity to become a Georgia Bulldog,” Workman said. “I am excited to join such a high-caliber staff and program. Being a part of the SEC and being able to recruiting the best players in the country to UGA is extremely humbling.”
In four seasons at Concord, Workman posted an overall record of 34-31-4, with a 20-20-3 mark in the West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WVIAC) through 2012 and the Mountain East Conference (MEC) in 2013. She coached her players to a total of 15 all-conference selections and two all-region honors. The 2012 season was Workman’s best at Concord, as she led the Mountain Lions to a 10-win season for the first time since 2009 with a berth in the WVIAC semifinals.
A native of Poca, W. Va., Workman spent the 2008 and 2009 seasons as the goalkeepers coach at West Virginia and helped the Mountaineers record 26 shutouts while extending their string of consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances to 10. While at West Virginia, she earned a master’s degree in athletic coaching education and taught classes.
Workman spent 2005-07 as the assistant coach at Cincinnati, working extensively with the keepers as well as the defense as the team transitioned from CUSA to the Big East. Her other duties included on-field training, video coordination, recruiting, team travel, strength and conditioning, academic assistance, and coordinating of community service efforts.
Workman has also spent time coaching in the Olympic Development Program (ODP) program, and has experience with several other local clubs and camps. She has a USSF “B” license and an NSCAA Advanced National Goalkeeping Diploma.
In her playing career, Workman started all four seasons in goal at Morehead State (KY). As a senior in 2004, she recorded 80 saves, was twice named the Ohio Valley Conference Player of the Week, and helped the Eagles to the OVC Tournament. She earned a bachelor’s degree in exercise science from Morehead State in 2005.