Carson Porter
Carson  Porter

Assistant Coach

Alma Mater:
North Carolina, 2001

Carson Porter begins his fifth season on the Wake Forest sideline. Porter is involved in the day-to-day operations of the soccer office, on-field coaching and assists with the team's recruiting efforts.

"We are thrilled about having a person with such a phenomenal soccer background on our staff," Vidovich said. "Carson brings a wealth of knowledge in all areas of the game. He succeeded at the highest levels of not only the ACC, but all of college soccer."

Since Porter's arrival in 2004 the Deacons have seen steady improvement, including the ACC regular season co-championship in 2006, back to back trips to the College Cup and culminating in the national championship in 2007.

In his first year as recruiting coordinator, Porter helped to bring in a top notch class that included six players that were named All-Americans in high school. The squad also included two players who have seen time with the U.S. U-17 and U-20 national teams and another player who has played with the Guatemalan national team.

"It's been amazing to see this team evolve into one of the top programs in the nation," Porter said. "Working with Jay is incredible. He has a loyalty and passion for the team that is very motivating."

Porter came to Winston-Salem after coaching two years with the Capital Area Soccer League (C.A.S.L.) club program. Porter worked with the under-14 and under-19 boy's squads. He also coached former Demon Deacons Ryan Solle and Steven Curfman as well as current athletes Zack Schilawski, Evan Brown and Will Clayton. Porter, who owns a USSF License and NSCAA National Diploma, worked with the University of North Carolina on a volunteer basis as well.

A native of Charlotte, N.C., Porter was a four-year letterwinner for the Tar Heels from 1997-2000. North Carolina went 50-29-3 in his four seasons highlighted by the 2000 squad that captured the ACC Championship and finished the regular season ranked No. 1 in the nation. The Tar Heels fell just one game shy of the 2000 College Cup.

Porter earned a bachelor's degree in journalism/English from North Carolina in 2001.

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