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Tony Guinn
Position: Head Coach
Phone: (309)298-1906
Email: ta-guinn@wiu.edu

In three seasons as the head coach of the Western Illinois women's soccer program, Tony Guinn has guided the Fighting Leathernecks to an overall record of 32-19-5 and 17-7-1 in Summit League play.

2009 saw the Leathernecks earn a spot in The Summit League Tournament for the second time in three seasons. Guinn's squad finished with an 8-8-2 record and won its final four games of the season, all in conference play, to qualify for the conference tournament. Guinn coached four players, junior Jenny Green (first team), senior Keeley Murray (second team), freshman Laura Atkinson (second team) and freshman Kellie Julius (all-newcomer team) to all-Summit League honors.

In 2008, Guinn led Western through injuries to significant players to post a record of 8-8-2. The team extended its home unbeaten streak to 14 games and improved to 16-1-1 in home games during Guinn's first two seasons. Guinn coached three players, senior Ashley Hoch (first team), sophomore Jenny Green (second team) and freshman Nora Potempa (all-newcomer team) to all-Summit League honors.

In his first season, Guinn led the Leathernecks (then Westerwinds) to a 16-3-1 record, giving the team its most successful season in the program's 11-year history. In 2007, Western Illinois was a perfect 8-0-0 in Summit League play, earning Guinn coach of the year honors. Guinn led the Westerwinds to their first-ever regional ranking at No. 15 in the Great Lakes Region for the week of Oct. 15 after a 2-0 victory at Big 12 member Iowa State. Western's won-lost-tied percentage of 0.825 in 2007 ranked it fourth in the nation.

Guinn brought 17 years of experience to Western Illinois after compiling a three-year record of 30-20-4 at SMU including a 2005 record of 13-5-0, the best record at the school since 1994. In 2005, SMU was ranked in the NCAA Division III Regional Top 10 Poll and was the ranked tenth in the NCAA Division III Most Improved Poll.

Before Saint Mary’s, Guinn coached boys and girls soccer at Saint Catherine’s High School in Racine, Wis. from 1990-2001. There he compiled a record of 273-86-19 ranking him among the top three winningest high school coaches in Wisconsin. At SCHS, Guinn won 12 conference championships and coached 55 players who have played college soccer and four players that have gone on to play in the MLS or overseas.

Guinn was also been the Director/Club Coach of the Racine Soccer Club U-17 team. He guided his club to back-to-back Premier League State Champions in 2000 and 2001. He was honored as the 2003 Wisconsin Soccer Association’s Coach of the Year.

A three-sport athlete at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville—playing soccer, football, and tennis—Guinn received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Science from Carthage (Wis.) College and his Master of Science degree from the U.S. Sports Academy in Mobile, Ala.

Guinn and his wife, Karla, are the proud parents of 10-year old son, Shaymus.
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