KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Washington College men's soccer head coach Roy Dunshee has been named the recipient of the Mike Berticelli Excellence in Coaching Education Award from the United Soccer Coaches. Dunshee, who just completed his eighth season as the head coach of the Shoremen will receive his award at the annual Awards Banquet on January 17 at the 2020 United Soccer Coaches Convention in Baltimore.
The Mike Berticelli Excellence in Coaching Education Award is named after the former United Soccer Coaches Director of Coaching and Vice President of Education. The award is presented each year in memory of the former Notre Dame coach, who passed away in January 2000, to a member of the United Soccer Coaches Academy Staff in recognition of positive contributions to the game of soccer and excellence in educating coaches.
"Roy Dunshee is very worthy recipient of the Berticelli Award," said Ian Barker, United Soccer Coaches Director of Coaching Education. "Roy is a thoughtful and compassionate educator. He teaches "for" the individual coach rather than "to" the curriculum. His knowledge and expertise is top notch. More importantly, his ability to make material relevant and bring it to life in an engaging manner is second to none. His blend of experience, intellect, humor and care make him a great teacher and one I am proud to work with."
Dunshee has also worked for the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) since 2007 as the State Technical Coordinator for Maryland and as a National Academy Instructor. In that position, he teaches high-level residential coaching courses around the country. He has been chosen as a clinician at the annual NSCAA Convention five times and was named the NSCAA's Associate Staff Coach of the Year in 2011. Since 2008, Dunshee has served as a state staff coach for the Maryland State Youth Soccer Association, teaching United States Soccer Federation (USSF) E and D license courses.
For nearly 20 years Dunshee has been affiliated with Coerver Coaching, a company which provides team training, camps, clinics, and coaches' education.
Prior to his arrival at Washington College, Dunshee served as the head coach of Severna Park High School in nearby Anne Arundel County, Maryland where he guided the Falcons to a 56-10-4 record and three regional championships in his four years. He also coached high school soccer at St. Mary's in Annapolis, Md. and served as an assistant coach at Northwestern and Amherst.
Dunshee is the 20th recipient of the award and the fifth soccer coach to garner the award while coaching a Division III soccer program as he joins Peter Gooding (Amherst 2004), Doug Williamson (Nebraska Wesleyan 2005), Dave Saward (Middlebury 2009) and Cyndi Goodwin (Redlands 2017). Another recipient of the award is Anson Dorrance (2001) who has coached the University of North Carolina women's soccer team to 21 NCAA Division I National Championships and the United States Women's National Team to the 1991 FIFA Women's World Cup title.