One of the original members of the United States Women’s National Soccer Team, Kim Wyant is the Head Coach of Waldorf’s Varsity Girls Soccer Team.
Wyant comes to Waldorf with a remarkable playing and coaching resume. As a player, she was the first goalkeeper in the history of the United States Women’s National Soccer Team, appearing in the squad’s inaugural game in Italy in 1985. In all, Wyant played 16 games as the U.S. goalkeeper, recording the team’s first-ever win and shutout. In 2008, she received the Special Recognition Award from the National Soccer Hall of Fame for her contributions to the National Team.
On the professional level, Wyant played for the Long Island Lady Riders of the W-League for nine years, ending her career as the squad’s all-time leader in minutes played between the pipes (8,636) and second in games played (99). She helped lead the Lady Riders to W-League Championships in 1995 and 1997, as well as to a victory over the Brazilian Women’s National Team in 1999. Wyant won W-League Goalkeeper of the Year honors in four consecutive seasons (1995-98), was honored as the Most Valuable Player of the 1997 Championship Series and was twice named an All-Star.
After retiring from the pitch, Wyant was named General Manger of the Lady Riders. Under her direction, the team twice received W-League Organization of the Year honors. During the 2002 season, Wyant served as Lady Riders’ Interim Head Coach, leading the team to the playoffs and an 11-1-1 overall record. In 2004, she was inducted into the United Soccer League’s Hall of Fame.
On the collegiate level, Wyant has had significant coaching experience. She was the Head Coach of the Florida Atlantic University women’s soccer program from 1995-98, and the Head Coach of Dowling College from 2003-06. Most recently, Wyant was an assistant women’s soccer coach at New York University. There, she helped the team break numerous records.
A 1986 graduate of the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology, Wyant had a stellar four-year career for the Knights. As a freshman, she was named the team’s Rookie of the Year and started at goalkeeper in the first-ever NCAA Women’s National Championship Game. Though UCF fell 2-0 to the University of North Carolina, Wyant was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player. A First Team All-American as a senior, Wyant was inducted into the UCF Athletics Hall of Fame in 2010.
A licensed U.S. soccer coach and holder of a National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Premier Diploma, Wyant is the creator and founder of Above-All Goalkeeping camps. In addition, she currently serves as the Head Coach of the New York Athletic Club’s women’s soccer team and the Director of Coaching for Long Island’s Brentwood Soccer Club.