Chuck Wilder has been a coach at Middlepath FC as long as the club has existed. Wilder is well known in the Hudson Valley soccer circles as his playing and coaching experiences are extensive.
Wilder has a coaching resume that includes local schools (Asst. Men's Coach) Dutchess Community College, (Head Men's Coach) Suny Purchase College - Div III , (Men's Goalkeeper Coach) Dominican College - Div II , (Women's Goalkeeper Coach) Bard College - Div III , and is currently in his fifth season as the Men's Goalkeeper Coach at Vassar College - Div III .
Wilder has been a part of the New York Empire State Games as a coach for the Boys Scholastic Soccer Team representing the Hudson Valley Region for the past 11 years , his teams have won - 2 Bronze , 2 Silver , and 1 Gold Medals.
Wilder was also a goalkeeper coach for the New York State ODP Program as well as the head goalkeeping trainer for both the boys and girls Middlepath FC programs.
Wilder has coached numerous youth teams both boys and girls from U-9 thru U-23. He coached varsity boys soccer at Amphi Jr. High in Tucson Arizona, as well as coaching the Sabino High School Girls to the State Championship in 1992. Wilder has coached U-13, U-15, U-16, U-17, & U-18 boys teams while being at Middlepath FC with 100% of his 2010/2011 U-18 team going on to play soccer in college !
Wilders coaching career, which spans 25 years, also includes coaching at the professional level were he was the Goalkeeper coach for the Rockland Glaciers (PDL) and for the New York Fever (A-League).
Wilder brings a wealth of Goalkeeping knowledge and strong instruction to the club. He has played Professionally as a Goalkeeper in the U.S.I.S.L. with the Tucson Amigos (winning two southwest conference championships) The Albany Alleycats, and also in the "A"-League with the New York Fever. While with the Amigos Wilder was able to play against the Russian National Team U.S.S.R. and also against the German U21 National Team. While with the New York Fever Wilder got to train with the Turkish Champions Galatasari, as well as play in exhibition matches against Ireland/Italy/Columbia/Greece/Jamaica/Peru/Mexico.
Wilder holds his USSF "C" License as well as his NSCAA National Diploma.