ICC Cougars Welcome William Hudson as Head Women’s Soccer Coach

Illinois Central College has named William Hudson, of Washington, as its new head women’s soccer coach, the third coach in the program’s history. He replaces Emily Points, who recently assumed responsibilities as dean of students at the College. Hudson has already begun meeting with athletes, according to ICC Director of Athletics Sue Sinclair.

“I couldn’t be more excited for what William brings the student athletes and the athletic program,” said Sinclair. “He brings more than 35 years in playing and coaching competitive soccer to ICC, including many years of developing youth soccer players at every age and experience level.”

Hudson serves as head varsity girls’ soccer coach for Washington Community High School, where he has coached for the past seven years. He also is the owner and director of coaching for HappyFeet Legends of Peoria, a curriculum-based youth soccer development program in the Peoria and Bloomington areas. His coaching tenure, which includes many accomplishments and honors, includes positions at Rock Island High School and Alleman High School in Rock Island. He also was head women’s coach and assistant men’s coach at Marycrest International University in Iowa. He holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Bradley University and a master’s in education from Marycrest International University.

“ICC has a proud tradition of developing strong student-athletes in the classroom as well as on the field or court,” Sinclair said. “William understands that expectation, and I am confident he will help our students continue to succeed.”

Hudson’s playing experience includes Bradley University, Olympic Development Program, Prairie State Games- Illinois, and Iowa Games- Iowa.  He received All-Conference and All-Sectional honors while playing at Rock Island High School.

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