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Central Michigan University Soccer
Central Michigan University Soccer

CMU Soccer Academy

Coaching Staff

Heather Cato
Assistant Coach / Director of External Affairs

Heather Cato joined the Central Michigan women's soccer program as an assistant coach in April, 2016.

Cato serves under head coach Peter McGahey as the Director of External Affairs, handling recruiting, video coordination, scouting and scheduling. On the field, Cato mentors the Chippewas' goalkeepers and attacking players.

Cato served as the head coach at Division II Rogers (Okla.) State from 2014-15, was the head coach at Division III Whitman (Wash.) College from 2010-13, and served as the assistant goalkeeping coach/recruiting coordinator at Arkansas-Little Rock from 2001-03. She also has extensive experience in the youth/club coaching ranks.

Cato was a four-year starter at Arkansas from 1996-99 and played on the U.S. Women's National U-20 Team. She ranks as the seventh all-time leading scorer in Razorback history with 24 career goals.

She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Arkansas and her Master of Arts degree from Arkansas-Little Rock.

Cassie Weik
Assistant Coach / Director of Internal Affairs

Cassie Weik joined Peter McGahey's staff as an assistant coach in August 2014.

Weik directs the program's internal affairs which includes overseeing budgets, coordinating travel, and acting as a liaison with compliance, academics and facilities. She also serves as the Director of the Chippewa Soccer Academy.

Weik played under McGahey at Minnesota State Mankato from 2009-12, serving as a two-time team co-captain. Her coaching resumé consists of stints as an assistant with United States Youth Soccer in Minnesota and the head soccer coach for the Woodbury Soccer Club, a competitive U-11 and U-13 girls soccer program. She also served as a graduate assistant at Minnesota State in 2013-14.

Weik, who is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Sport Administration at CMU, graduated magna cum laude from Minnesota State with a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science with a minor in Sports Medicine.

Camps are open to any and all entrants and the cost of awards are included in the camp fee.