Thursday, February 17, 2022
With roots deeply seeded within the club, alum Cameron Bushey was announced as the new head coach of the Whitworth Women’s Soccer program.
Bushey grew up in the club – which began with his father Sean serving as the men’s PDL coach and later technical director as it expanded to include a youth program – and later became a successful coach for the Shadow / Spokane Sounders whilst attending and playing for Whitworth.
With the exception of a three-year stint with Colorado Rush, Bushey would coach in the club, managing boys and girls sides, from 2009 until he joined the Gonzaga Men’s staff in 2018. His tenure also included one season as the Men’s First Team head coach in 2017.
Following two seasons with GU, Bushey was named top assistant coach at Stanislaus State in 2020.
His return to Spokane to don the Whitworth logo once again continues a lineage in the program that began with his father Sean and continued with another pair of former club coaches in Jael Hagerott and Bryan Olson.
As a player for the Pirates he was a successful and accomplished athlete, earning All-NWC honors all four years and guiding the team through one of its most prolific periods, claiming three league titles and a pair of NCAA DIII tournament appearances.