The College of Southern Maryland hired Charlie Raphael in early April 2020 to be head coach of the women’s soccer program.
Raphael comes to CSM after most recently serving as the head coach of the girls varsity soccer team at Huntingtown High School. The Hurricanes went to the playoffs every year during his five-year stay from 2015-2019, making it to the state semifinals in his first year and the state championship game in 2017.
Raphael began his high school coaching career at Centreville High School in Virginia in 1998. He then made stops at Herndon High School and Bishop Ireton High School. Raphael also served as girls varsity head coach at Patuxent High School and boys varsity head coach at Bishop McNamara High School before heading to Huntingtown.
He has also been a club coach/trainer and a director of coaching in the Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia area.
Raphael was a two-time state champion and All-American in high school at Bishop Ireton High School in Alexandria, Va., graduating in 1983. He went on to play at the University of South Florida from 1984-1986 and George Mason University from 1988-1990 where he earned his bachelor’s degree in communications.
Raphael's post-academic playing career featured successful stints with several professional teams, both outdoors and indoors, and was highlighted by a call-up and appearance with the United States men’s national soccer team in 1988.
Raphael lives in Southern Maryland with his wife and two children.