Coach Whitehurst has completed his second year as the head men's soccer coach at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford.
In his second season, the Panthers grabbed a pair of AMCC victories and a draw, still win a chance to qualify for the conference championship tournament on the last day of the season.
Junior Ryuta Hayakawa earned All-AMCC honors under Whitehurst's guidance.
Since taking over the program, the Panthers have increased their win totals each year, starting with his first season in 2016.
Whitehurst helped coach goalkeeper Colin Frownfelter to the All-AMCC Third Team in his first season with the program.
He arrives at Pitt-Bradford from Allegheny College, where he has served as an assistant coach since 2012.
At Allegheny, Whitehurst helped coach 11 NCAC All-Conference players and was responsible for much of the recruiting. While specializing with the goalkeepers, his duties also included game-film analysis, travel arrangements, and assisting with team fitness and training sessions. This past season the Gators finished with a 4-11-2 record and were 3-5-1 in the North Coast Athletic Conference.
Whitehurst graduated from Lenoir-Rhyne in 2008 with a bachelor’s degree in sports management. He earned a master’s degree in sport management and kinesiology from East Tennessee State University in 2011.Prior to his arrival in Meadville, Whitehurst served as the assistant coach at Emory & Henry College, an NCAA Division III institution in Emory, Va. His role included assisting with the day-to-day operations of the program along with scouting opponents and providing training for the athletes on the team.
Whitehurst was named the head varsity boys coach at Abingdon High School in Feb. 2010, leading the squad to three consecutive district championships and a 41-8-2 record. Whitehurst was named the 2011 District Coach of the Year and Co-Regional Coach of the Year. He also has held positions with Fusion FC in Bristol, Tenn., and Patrick Henry High School in Glade Spring, Va.
While at Lenoir-Rhyne, Whitehurst was a four-year athlete on the men’s soccer team and was named co-captain his senior year. He helped the Bears to the 2006 Food Lion South Atlantic Conference tournament championship, completing a 19-1-1 season with a run to the NCAA Division II Sweet 16.