Dawson Adds William Yomby to Coaching Staff
By ODU Athletics
NORFOLK, Va. – Men’s soccer head coach Alan Dawson announced the addition of William Yomby as assistant coach on Wednesday afternoon. Yomby returns to Old Dominion after helping the Monarchs to three-straight NCAA appearances as a defender from 2005-2007.
"We welcome Yomby back to his alma mater," Dawson said. "He was a big part of some of our most successful men’s soccer teams and has went on to have a stellar professional career. He has a lot of experience to lean on as he begins his coaching career and our players will benefit first hand from his wealth of knowledge. He is excited to return to his Monarch soccer family and we are fortunate to have him as a part of our coaching staff."
As a Monarch, Yomby made 48 starts and earned Second Team All-CAA, CAA All-Tournament Team, and an All-State honors. Following his time playing collegiately for ODU, the Kansas City Wizards made Yomby the 23rd overall pick in the 2008 MLS SuperDraft. He then played in the United Soccer League (USL) when he transferred to the Puerto Rico Islanders later in 2008.
"I am happy to be back at ODU where it all started. I am looking forward to contribute every way I can to continue the success of the soccer program and hopefully win the national championship," explained Yomby. "I am thrilled to work along side coach Dawson and McVea. It's a dream come true and can’t wait for the season to get started."
In 2009, Yomby signed on with the USL Second Division Richmond Kickers and has been with the club since. The defender has been a six-time All-League First Team defender. Contributed to over 80 shutouts in the nine seasons he has played with the team.
The Cameroonian native has spent the last five seasons as a volunteer assistant coach at VCU.
The Monarchs face Virginia Tech in an exhibition match on Tuesday, August 14 at 7 p.m. Admission is free.