BUCKHANNON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Wesleyan Athletic Department is pleased to announce the hiring of Adam Christensen as the next head women’s soccer coach.
Christensen spent last season as a consultant with the men’s program at Francis Marion University (D2). In his lone season with the Patriots, he helped lead them to a (7-4-3) overall record while finishing second the Conference Carolinas. Prior to FMU, he was the lead assistant at Barton College (D2) with the men’s team. In those two seasons, Christensen assisted the Bulldogs to a (17-9) overall record, coached 10 All-Conference players and a sevond place finish in the Conference Carolinas.
“I am honored and humbled to have been selected to lead the women’s program here at Wesleyan. As I progressed through the selection process, I gained a deep appreciation for the unique qualities of Buckhannon and the Wesleyan community. It quickly became evident to me that being a part of this community would be a tremendous privilege and an opportunity to contribute to something truly special. I want to extend a heartfelt thank you to the search committee, Interim Athletic Director Jackie Hinton and President Dr. James Moore, for entrusting me with this responsibility” said Christensen.
Adam has spent time as a head coach and assistant coach at the club and high school level as well. He was the head coach for the Univ. of Florida Women’s Soccer Club (U25) and an assistant with the Univ. of Florida Men’s Soccer Club (U25). During his three years at Florida, he was (23-6-3) overall with three tournament championships and multiple regional appearances.
Christensen continued “I am also deeply grateful for the support and guidance of Kristen Prebble, my family, and my former teammates and coaches, who have all played a pivotal role in helping me reach this point in my career. I would like to offer a special thanks to coaches Ian McMichael, Johnny Atkinson, and Luis Rincon for the opportunities and mentorship they provided me. Additionally, I want to highlight the impact of the Freedom High School girls’ soccer program and the athletes I leave behind in Orlando, Florida. Their influence has been instrumental in shaping me into the person and coach that I am today, I will be forever grateful for their support and encouragement throughout my journey.”
At the high school level, Christensen was the WSOC head coach at Freedom High School (Fla.) for two seasons (16-10-4), head MSOC coach at The Rock School (Fla.) for one season and the head MSOC coach at Oak Hill High School (Fla.) for two seasons. While at The Rock School in 2019, Christensen led the Lions to a (15-0) overall record and outscored their opponents 87-16 on their way to a FCAPPS State Championship.
He spoke on the tradition of WVWC with: “West Virginia Wesleyan College is widely recognized as a premier Division II program with a distinguished history of excellence, having achieved an impressive 25 Conference Championships, 11 NCAA appearances, 4 NCAA Regional Finals, and 1 NCAA National Final. I am deeply honored and excited to become a part of this storied tradition and contribute to its future success.”
He finished saying “As I join the Wesleyan community, I am eager to work closely with the team and the entire Athletic Department to continue cultivating a culture of excellence. I look forward to collaborating with my colleagues to identify and develop the unique strengths of each player, and to build upon the team’s legacy of success through continuous learning and improvement. I am truly grateful for this opportunity and thrilled to begin this exciting new chapter in my coaching career.”
Christensen played collegiately at Trevecca Nazarene University and Hampden-Sydney College. He graduated from HSC with a bachelor’s in Biology and associates in Chemistry. He is currently earning his master’s in Sports Administration at Arkansas State.