BLACKSBURG, Va. – The Virginia Tech Athletics Department has named former Associate Head Coach Charles “Chugger” Adair the new women’s soccer head coach Tuesday.
“I believe that Coach Adair will continue the positive momentum of our women’s soccer program,” said Tech Athletic Director Jim Weaver.
Adair, who has served as the associate head coach for the Virginia Tech women’s soccer team over the past five seasons, came to Tech after holding the same position with the UC Santa Barbara women’s soccer team. Adair has been a large part of the Hokies’ success over the past few seasons, bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience to the coaching staff that has made Virginia Tech a nationally respected program. He has had a hand in all aspects of the program, including recruiting, coaching, scouting, player management, community relations and camps.
Since April 2004, Adair has been an assistant coach and scout on the Cal-South Olympic Development staff. In 2003, he was an assistant coach with the San Diego Spirit of the Women’s United Soccer Association. Adair was youth soccer coach/Assistant Director of Competitive Older Ages for the Del Mar Sharks competitive soccer program for eight years.
Along with his time at UC Santa Barbara, Adair has significant experience coaching at the collegiate level. He spent one season as an assistant coach for both the men’s and women’s teams at Pacific University in Portland, Ore. He also was an assistant coach for the University of San Diego’s men’s team from 1998-2000.
Adair has recorded numerous minutes as a player as well as a coach. He competed professionally for 10 years, including with the Los Angeles Galaxy of Major League Soccer and the U.S. National Futsal Team. He also spent time playing for the San Diego Sockers, Wichita Wings, Portland Timbers, San Diego Flash, Minnesota Thunder, Seattle Sounders, Milwaukee Wave, Carolina Dynamo and A.A. Ghent (Belgium) from 1993-2003.
A first round draft pick of the San Diego Sockers and the Wichita Wings, Adair spent three years (1990-1992) at the University of San Diego. At San Diego, he was an All-American, a two-year team captain and a member of the NCAA Finalist Team. He played one year at San Diego State before transferring to USD.
Adair earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from USD in 1993 and his MBA from USD in 1996. He also has a United States Soccer Federation “A” Coaching License. Adair has three children: Alexandra, Jack and Madeline.
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