Doherty Accepts Millikin Head Soccer Position, Semones Promoted to Interim Head Coach

Wesleyan Soccer Coach Ian Doherty will not be returning for the 2018 season. After reaching the USA South Conference tournament for the first time in school history and boasting a 7-9-1 record, Doherty has accepted the Head Women's Soccer coaching position at Millikin University in Illinois. The Big Blue posted a similar record at 7-10-1.

Doherty moved to Macon, with his wife Sarah and 2 daughters, after serving as an assistant coach at Wittenberg University. "This past year has been a wonderful experience for me and my family and Wesleyan has been very welcoming and compassionate," stated Doherty, "from a soccer standpoint, very exciting times are ahead!"

Current Wolves assistant coach, Seth Semones, will be stepping in as the interim head coach. Semones has spent 2 seasons with the Wolves contributing to the 2017 success with Ian Doherty. As a member of the NSCAA with a National Diploma and the USSF with a National D License, as well as coaching Club Soccer in the area Semones brings a wealth of soccer knowledge to the program. He played 2 seasons for USA South Conference opponent Maryville College.

"We want to thank Ian for his contributions to Wesleyan athletics and our community as a whole. He has done a tremendous job building culture, recruiting quality student-athletes, and adding a great dynamic to our staff. Although we will be sad to see him go, he has a wonderful opportunity at Millikan and will be closer to family," remarks Director of Athletics Nicky DiMarzio.

A national search will begin immediately to find the next Wolves Soccer Coach. The Wolves will begin their 2018 campaign on Friday, August 31st versus Oglethorpe University.

For all soccer related inquires, please contact Seth at

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