Eilidh Thomson is in her first season as a volunteer assistant coach with the Virginia Cavaliers in 2016, bringing with her a wealth of soccer experience at several levels throughout her playing and coaching career.
Thomson joins the Cavalier coaching staff after spending the previous season in the same role at James Madison. With the Dukes, she helped James Madison to a 14-7-2 record in 2015 and the Colonial Athletic Association Tournament Championship.
Thomson served as the Executive Director of Shenandoah Valley United in Harrisonburg since 2010 where she leads and organizes the youth soccer club and its 1,800 players. She has also been a senior staff member with the Olympic Development Program, where she helped identify, development and prepare the top female soccer players in the nation, since 2013.
The Scotland native earned a bachelor’s degree in Sports Development and Coaching from Paisley University in 2005 and a master’s in Sport and Recreation Leadership at JMU. Looking to further her coaching career, she also earned certifications from the Scottish Football Association, United States Soccer Federation and the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.
Thomson was a member of the U15, U17 and U19 Scottish National teams and went on the play professionally for Hamilton Academical FC, also known as the Hamilton Accies, in the Scottish Premier League.
She has also done extensive work with United States Youth Soccer, including coaching in the Region One International Tournament in both 2014 and 2015.
'Hoos Exit With Heads Held HighWomen's Basketball3/19/18In its first trip to the NCAA tourney since 2010, 10th-seeded Virginia went 1-1 in Columbia, S.C., defeating seventh-seeded Cal and losing to second-seeded South Carolina.'Hoos Look To Take Next Step in NCAA TourneyWomen's Basketball3/18/18A win Sunday night over second-seeded South Carolina would send 10th-seeded Virginia to the NCAA tournament's Sweet Sixteen for the first time since 2000.End Comes Too Soon for No. 1 CavaliersMen's Basketball3/17/18In the NCAA tournament's first round, No. 1 seed Virginia lost 74-54 to No. 16 seed UMBC in a South Region game in Charlotte, N.C.
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A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.
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