Phil Wheddon - Director of Goalkeeping

Phil Wheddon joined the Union's coaching staff prior to the 2020 season as the club's Director of Goalkeeper after spending one season as the goalkeeper coach for Philadelphia Union II. Before joining the organization, he spent 11 years as the Women’s Head Coach at Syracuse University.

Having worked in Major League Soccer and the Women’s United Soccer Association, Wheddon is the only goalkeeper coach in history to have coached for both the U.S. Men’s and Women’s National Teams in a FIFA World Cup. In his career, he coached in three World Cups as well as bringing home two Olympic gold medals. 

Wheddon has been instrumental in goalkeeping education throughout the country for the past decade and is a U.S. Soccer Instructor, currently instructing the U.S. Soccer Goalkeeper A License course. A highly respected and sought after coach and educator, he was involved in training some of the nation’s top goalkeepers including Tim Howard, Kasey Keller, Hope Solo and Brianna Scurry. Wheddon also serves as the director of the International Goalkeeper Coaches Conference held annually at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida.