WASHINGTON – For the first time in seven seasons there will be a new women's soccer head coach on Gallaudet University's sidelines this fall as head coach Sarah Gumina announced her resignation this week. Gumina's last day at GU will be July 7.
"We want to thank Sarah for her years of service and dedication to the women's soccer program here at Gallaudet University. She developed our program over the years, helped with the transition into the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) and was beneficial to our department with her Title IX duties," said Gallaudet Athletic Director Michael Weinstock. "We wish Sarah all the best in her future endeavors."
Gumina has been Gallaudet's women's soccer head coach for the past six straight seasons (2008-13) and seven seasons overall (she guided the 2002 team). She led the Bison to their second and third best seasons in program history in 2002 and 2010, respectively, as both teams won seven games. Gallaudet joined the NEAC in 2010 and that Bison women's soccer team posted a 4-7 conference record in its debut. In four seasons in NEAC play, Gumina coached teams have won 10 conference games, 16 games overall and earned five All-NEAC honors. In Gallaudet's final season (2009) in the Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) freshman forward Shaquana McDonough earned All-CAC second team honors, the first such honors since 2006, and the program's first CAC Rookie of the Year award. In 2012, goalie Kara Gulvas led NCAA Division III in saves with 226 and was ranked 10th last season with 160 saves.
"I have been blessed to have this unique opportunity to pursue two of my greatest passions (soccer and American Sign Language) in my life. It has truly been an amazing journey to watch the young girls come into college, work hard on and off the field, and blossom into young women heading out into the real world. Each of them has left a lasting impression on me," said Gumina. "I would like to thank Michael Weinstock for the leadership and guidance for the last six years. Gallaudet University and the Bison women’s soccer program will always hold a special place in my heart."
In addition to her duties as Gallaudet's women's soccer head coach, Gumina has also served as the athletic department's Title IX coordinator for the past five years. In the summer of 2013, she led a group of soccer student-athletes to Uganda to promote soccer and deaf education.
A new search begins immediately for Gallaudet's fifth women's soccer head coach since the program became a varsity sport in 1999. View the head coach job posting here: Gallaudet Women's Soccer Head Coach Position Job Description.