Annapolis, Maryland – Navy men’s soccer coach Tim O’Donohue Thursday announced changes to his coaching staff ahead of the 2022 season. brooks wilson He was promoted from volunteer to full-time assistant coach, while Brent Boone of Annapolis joined the staff as volunteer assistant coach.
Wilson has served as a volunteer assistant to the Navy for each of the past two seasons, working primarily with goalkeepers. Prior to joining O’Donohue’s staff, Beaufort, the SC native was the senior assistant and goalkeeping coach at Dreher High School in Columbia, SC from 2019-20. Wilson also served as the goalkeeper coach for South Carolina United Football Club from 2018-20.
“Brooks got promoted to full-time assistant coach,” O’Donohue said. “He came as a volunteer two years ago and has worked tirelessly for the program with his head down and learning. He will do an excellent job on the recruitment track and help lead the program.”
During his first two seasons at Annapolis, Wilson helped the Midshipmen play with a combined 16-8-2 record that includes an appearance in the 2021 Patriot League semi-finals.
“I would like to thank Coach O’Donohue, Chet Gladchuck And the Eric Roden “For this opportunity, I feel honored to continue this program and honored that Coach O’Donohue has chosen me to continue working with such an amazing group of players we have at the Naval Academy. I will do everything in my power to continue the progress we are making,” Wilson said.
Boone comes to the Navy with a wealth of coaching experience, which includes spending the last 13 seasons as an assistant coach for the boys soccer team at Brodnick High School. In addition, the Annapolis native served as the head coach of the boys soccer team at Saint Mary’s High School from 1991-1994.
“Brent brings a wealth of experience to our employees,” O’Donohue commented. “He’s been a successful high school and club coach in the area for many years. He’s also very good at working one-on-one with players in supplemental technical training. He’d be a great role model for our Marines.”
Besides his major coaching experience in high school classes, Boone has served as youth head coach for Annapolis Football Club, the Columbia Football Association and our Ambassador Park Soccer for 15 years, while also coaching the U17 Olympic Development Central East Girls’ Soccer Program in 1993 and then again from 2007 until 2009.
Backed by his years of coaching and coaching experience, Boone founded Pelota Training in 2009 where he served as Co-Owner and Technical Director. Pelota Training is an innovative football company that aims to improve an individual’s technical abilities, serving players of all ages and skill levels.
Boone holds several licenses and certifications from United Soccer Coaches, including diplomas in club management and advanced technical training.
“I am very excited to be working with a storied men’s football program and a very talented coaching staff,” Boone commented. “Most importantly, I am excited to work with some of the best student athletes our country has to offer. I look forward to helping our players continue to develop as high-quality football players and future high-level leaders.”