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
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.
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.
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.