June 16, 2004
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
University of Wyoming head soccer coach Anne Moore announced today the hiring of Kim Whisenant as an assistant coach with the Cowgirl soccer program.
"I'm extremely excited to have Kim back on our staff," said head coach Anne Moore. "We have known each other for several years in both the coaching ranks and from our playing days, so it will be an easy transition. She is already familiar with the program and knows what is expected as a team and in recruiting. With her coaching background and people skills, she will be a great asset to Wyoming Cowgirl Soccer."
Whisenant joins the Wyoming coaching staff after spending the 2001 and 2002 seasons as an Assistant Women's Soccer Coach at Tulane University in New Orleans, La. While with the Green Wave, her main duties included recruiting, coordinating the summer camps, overseeing team travel along with organizing and supervising team/individual practices. During her two years at Tulane, the Green Wave went 15-18-3 overall and 10-7-3 in conference play. In 2001, they went a 9-8 overall and 7-3 in Conference USA which was the first winning season in six years.
Prior to her time at Tulane, Whisenant was an Assistant Coach with the Wyoming Cowgirl program for two seasons (1999-2000). While with the Cowgirls, she was responsible for all phases of recruiting, including identifying and evaluating prospective student-athletes and organizing official visits. She also assisted with the implementation of daily training sessions
Before joining the Wyoming coaching staff, she was a graduate assistant coach at East Tennessee State University for two seasons after having spent the 1996 season as a graduate assistant coach at the University of Utah.
During her tenure at Wyoming, Whisenant was heavily involved in the Olympic Development Program. She identified and evaluated players to represent the state of Wyoming and trained both the boys and girls state teams. During the summer of 1999 and 2000, she also assisted with the Region IV Olympic Development camp, and in July of 2003, she was a Region IV staff member in Moscow, Idaho. She was also active in the Tennessee Olympic Development Program while as a graduate assistant at East Tennessee.
Whisenant played four seasons at N.C. State (1992-95), helping the Wolfpack to three NCAA Tournament appearances. During her senior season, the Wolfpack reached the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament and were ranked as high as sixth nationally.
After graduating from N.C. State, Whisenant played in the U.S.W.I.S.L. for the Baltimore Lady Bays before moving to the Maryland Pride, helping the team win the 1996 national championship. She also played with the Fort Collins Force during the 2000 season.
Whisenant holds an Advanced National Diploma from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) and an USSF "A" license from the United States Soccer Federation.
She earned her bachelor's degree in communication from N.C. State in 1996 and is currently completing a master's degree in sport management from East Tennessee State.
The former Kim Murphy, she was married to Matt Whisenant on August 4, 2001. The couple has a son, Landon Thomas born in December of 2003.