Tim Wittman

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Tim Wittman
Personal information
Date of birth (1963-07-06) July 6, 1963 (age 53)
Place of birth Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1981–1991 Baltimore Blast (indoor) 332 (168)
1991–1992 San Diego Sockers (indoor) 40 (25)
1992–1995 Baltimore Spirit (indoor) 76 (75)
1995 Pittsburgh Stingers (indoor) 23 (9)
1996 Detroit Neon (indoor) 24 (12)
2004–2005 Baltimore Blast (indoor) 4 (0)
Total 1000 (289)
Teams managed
2002–2003 Baltimore Blast (assistant)
2003–2006 Baltimore Blast
2008– Johns Hopkins Blue Jays (assistant)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Tim Wittman is a retired American soccer player who is currently the assistant coach with the Johns Hopkins University women's soccer team. He spent his entire professional career playing indoor soccer in the first and second Major Indoor Soccer League, National Professional Soccer League and Continental Indoor Soccer League. He also coached in the Major Indoor Soccer League.

Player[edit]

Wittman attended Calvert Hall College High School where he was a 1980 All American high school soccer player.[1] In December 1980 the Tampa Bay Rowdies drafted him in the third round of the NASL draft,[2] but he never played for them. In 1981, the Baltimore Blast of the Major Indoor Soccer League drafted Wittman. He would spend ten seasons with the Blast before moving to the San Diego Sockers in 1991. He returned to Baltimore in 1992 to play for the Baltimore Spirit of the National Professional Soccer League.[3][4][5] The Spirit released him in May 1995. On June 17, 1995, the Seattle SeaDogs selected Wittman with their second pick of the Continental Indoor Soccer League draft.[6] On June 21, 1995, the SeaDogs traded Wittman to the Pittsburgh Stingers in exchange for Troy Fabiano and several 1995 and 1996 draft choices.[7] In August 1995, he was suspended by the league after a physical altercation with a referee.[8] He returned to the CISL in 1996, this time with the Detroit Neon. Wittman was inducted into the Maryland Soccer Hall of Fame in 2004.[9]

Coach[edit]

On December 22, 2002, the Blast hired Wittman as an assistant coach. He became the head coach a year later. On March 18, 2006, Wittman assaulted a referee during a game against the California Cougars. He was arrested and charged with battery.[10] On April 24, 2006, MISL suspended Wittman from the league for two years.[11] In 2008, he joined the Johns Hopkins University women's soccer team as an assistant coach.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1980 High School All Americans
  2. ^ 1980–81 NASL draft
  3. ^ NATIONAL PROFESSIONAL SOCCER LEAGUE FINAL OFFICIAL STATISTICS -- 1992-1993
  4. ^ NATIONAL PROFESSIONAL SOCCER LEAGUE FINAL OFFICIAL REPORT -- 1993-1994
  5. ^ NATIONAL PROFESSIONAL SOCCER LEAGUE FINAL OFFICIAL STATISTICS -- 1994-1995
  6. ^ 49ERS, TAYLOR ARE CLOSE ON CONTRACT REVISIONS SACRAMENTO BEE – Saturday, June 17, 1995
  7. ^ TRANSACTIONS Times, The (Trenton, New Jersey) – Thursday, June 22, 1995
  8. ^ STINGERS CUT 2 POLES, HOPE TO SIGN DRAGO Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (PA) – Wednesday, August 30, 1995
  9. ^ Maryland Soccer Hall of Fame
  10. ^ Stockton police charge Baltimore coach with battery
  11. ^ "U.S. soccer notes: MISL coach suspended for two years". USA Today. Associated Press. April 25, 2006. Retrieved 2 June 2011. 

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