Beauchamp names pair of assistant coaches

WASHINGTON- CUA men’s soccer head coach Travis Beauchamp announced on Monday the addition of two assistant coaches to his staff, Luke Wildy and Justin Epperson.

“We are very excited at the newest additions to the program and I think the knowledge that they bring will be a great asset to our team,” said Beauchamp. “Every year brings high expectations and Luke and Justin will certainly go a long way to help CUA succeed.”

Wildy comes to Catholic University after spending the last three years as the Director of Coaching for the Excite Soccer Program. He has coached a variety of youth soccer teams throughout the Washington, D.C. metro area including his latest stint an assistant coach with the Potomac Academy U-16 team.

While earning his Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C., he was a member of the varsity soccer team and two-year captain.  He was named to the Atlantic 10 Commissioner’s Honor Roll and DC College Cup All-Tournament team.

Beauchamp adds, “Luke has been around the game for a long time as both a player and coach. He comes very highly regarded and has a similar outlook on what it takes to be successful.”

Epperson graduated from James Madison University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology in 2011 and was a stand-out goalkeeper for the Dukes.

“Justin is going to fill a valuable role within the team,” explained Beauchamp. “We have been looking for someone to really push our goalkeepers and he has the ability to do it.”

As a senior, Epperson was named to the NSCAA All-South Atlantic Region team, First Team All-State, and was a member of the Dean’s List. In 2011, he earned nine shutouts and had three saves in a 2-0 shutout victory over Wake Forest in the NCAA Tournament.

For the past year, Epperson has been involved as a goalkeeper coach for the Braddock Road Youth Academy.

The Cardinals will start their 2013 season on the road against Dickinson College on August 30 at 7 p.m.