Gumina will enter her sixth season as the head coach of the Gallaudet University women's soccer program in 2012. The '12 season is Gumina's fifth straight year at the helm as she was the head coach of the Bison for one season in 2002. She also serves as Gallaudet's Title IX Coordinator.
Gumina led the Bison to a 6-12-1 record in '09 where GU was 6-5-1 at home. The six wins are the most since the 2006 season and the second most in Gumina's tenure as her 2002 team finished the year with a 7-10-1 record and secured the program's only Capital Athletic Conference win. Gumina has coached one CAC Rookie of the Year and one all-conference player in Shaquana McDonough in '09.
Gumina moved to Maryland in 2001 to serve as an assistant coach on the GU women's soccer staff under Head Coach Elijah Gold. In 2002, she took over as the head coach and led GU to its first conference win and broke the school record for goals in a season with 42 and reached seven wins, second most in school history.
Gumina has a firm philosophy on the priorities of a student-athlete. Academics need to be at the forefront of a student's college career followed closely by their athletic responsibilities. While it can be a difficult balancing act, it is imperative that the student-athlete maintains 100 percent commitment to both.
Gumina holds a bachelor's degree in Deaf Studies from Towson University and is also a certified sign language interpreter. She also holds a Advanced National Diploma from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA). Gumina was a member of the TSC Maryland Pride from 2007-09, a women's soccer semi-professional team, which plays in the Women's Premier Soccer League.
Gumina started her collegiate career at University of Central Florida (UCF) in Orlando on scholarship under Coach Karen Richter. She played two seasons for the Knights before she transferred to University of South Florida (USF) in Tampa to play for Coach Logan Fleck. She played one year in the United Soccer League (USL) with the Tampa Bay Extreme after college.
In high school she lettered in soccer, softball and cross country at Apopka High School in Orlando. Gumina graduated with the school record for goals scored in a career at Apopka. She earned All-State and All-County honors in soccer. Gumina was selected to the Florida State Olympic Development Program (ODP).
Gumina resides in Millersville, Md.