By Dylan Kleintop, Student Reporter
“Soccer has given me so much, and coaching is my way of giving back to the sport while helping others become better players and better people,” said Dustin Wise, who was recently named head coach of the men’s soccer team at Central Penn College.
Wise has extensive experience both as a coach and player. In 2018, he was named Mason Dixon Christian Conference high school soccer coach of the year for leading the Hagerstown, MD-based Heritage Academy to its first winning season in 10 years and a third-place finish in the conference.
Wise also coaches for the Liverpool FC International Academy (FCIA) – Maryland, where he runs the Recreational Programs Department and is in charge of the under-12 team.
Previously, he served as an assistant coach for five years at Shalom Christian Academy (SCA), his high school alma mater, which is based in Chambersburg, Pa. In addition, he was a volunteer goalkeeper coach at Gettysburg College.
Wise was named all-conference and all-county during his high school career at SCA, before becoming a key player for Tus Landstuhl SV, a semi-professional team in Germany. After his playing career, Wise spent six years in the US Air Force.
Wise holds a bachelor’s in sports management from Southern New Hampshire University. Away from the soccer field, he enjoys spending time at home with his wife and dogs. The couple also is expecting their first child in October.