|Title:||Head Women's Soccer Coach|
Nick Whiting is in his third season as the head women’s soccer coach at Lees-McRae College, previously serving as the Bobcats’ assistant coach for two seasons.
Under his guidance, the Bobcats have posted three consecutive Conference Carolinas regular season championships.
During the 2013 campaign, Whiting's defense was one of the toughest in the nation while producing a shutout streak that lasted 837:41 minutes. Junior Meagan Thornton was tabbed to the Conference Carolinas All-Conference First Team, NCCSIA all-State team, Daktronics All-Southeast Region team, NSCAA all-Southeast Region team and was a NSCAAA Scholar under Whiting's direction.
On the academic side, the Bobcats earned their sixth straight NSCAA Team Academic Award in 2013.
In 2012, LMC put together a 12-5-2 overall, including a 10-1 mark in league play. Eight players earned all-conference honors that season, including senior Mary Dorn, who was named the Conference Carolinas Defensive Player of the Year as well as the league’s Scholar Athlete of the Year.
Four players earned all-region honors, as Dorn garnered academic all-region recognition, as well as a spot on the NSCAA all-Southeast Region First team. The Bobcats also continued their academic excellence as a team, earning the program’s fifth straight NSCAA Team Academic Award, while leading the conference with a team grade point average of 3.33.
Whiting served as the Bobcats’ assistant coach for two seasons, helping Lees-McRae compile a 27-11-3 overall record over that span, including a 13-5-3 mark in 2011. A native of Panama City, Fla., Whiting played a pivotal role in the Bobcats’ success that season, helping Lees-McRae post a program-record 11-1 mark in conference play en route to the school’s first-ever outright league title and the program's first-ever berth in the NCAA Tournament.
He has mentored 20 all-conference players over the last three seasons, including 2011 Conference Carolinas Freshman of the Year Meagan Thornton and 2012 Conference Carolinas Defensive Player of the Year Mary Dorn. He has also been an integral component in the Bobcats’ recruiting efforts since his arrival in 2010, welcoming 29 new student-athletes into the women’s soccer program during his tenure.
Prior to his appointment as the Bobcats’ assistant, Whiting spent the 2009 season at Catawba College, where he helped the Indians to a 13-5-2 record, a sixth-place ranking in the NSCAA Southeast Regional poll and a trip to the South Atlantic Conference semifinals. Whiting’s primary responsibility at Catawba was recruiting, a role in which he helped the Indians sign seven players on National Signing Day. He also served as the goalkeepers coach, guiding the Indian net minders to nine shutouts and a 0.86 goals against average.
Whiting also served as a graduate assistant coach at Western Carolina University during their Southern Conference championship season in 2008. During that campaign, Western Carolina advanced to the NCAA Tournament where they met the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the opening round, while registering a pivotal victory over No. 20 University of South Carolina.
Prior to his time at WCU, Whiting spent a year at Jacksonville University as a media relations assistant for both the men and women’s soccer teams, as well as several other sports. Whiting is a 2007 graduate of the University of West Florida, having earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in communications with a specialization in public relations.