Head Women's Soccer Coach
Breton joined the Gordon Women's Soccer staff as an assistant coach in the winter of 2013-2014 and helped guide the Scots to a 13-7-0 overall finish and a trip to the Commonwealth Coast Conference Semifinals in 2014. He then was hired to take over the program from longtime coach Marc Whitehouse, who retired following the 2014 season after 30 years of coaching.
"I am thrilled that Gordon has chosen Chuck to take the helm of the women's program here at Gordon," said Whitehouse. "His love for the game, passion for all aspects of player development, and skill at creating a healthy competitive team atmosphere lent itself to much of our success this year and will continue to do so in years to come. I have no question that he is the right person to take this team forward, and I'm excited for the future of our program."
Added Tymann, "Coach Whitehouse has spent a lifetime building a culture of family and winning in Gordon Women's Soccer. Chuck understands and embraces that culture and is committed to building upon it to lead the program to new levels. He is a players' coach and a devoted man of God, and we are looking forward to all the ways in which he will have a positive impact on both the women's soccer program and the College."
Assistant Women's Soccer Coach
Since graduating from Gordon in 2003, Watson has held several positions within the athletic department, currently serving as director of athletic communications, assistant athletic director, senior woman administrator, athletic facility rental coordinator, and assistant women's soccer coach. Previously she was the head sports information director and head women's lacrosse coach. In her tenure as a head coach the Fighting Scots compiled an overall record of 36-27, 27-12 in the TCCC and were TCCC Runners-Up in 2007 after an unblemished 9-0 regular season conference run. For her efforts Watson was named the 2007 TCCC Women's Lacrosse Coach of the Year.
A two-sport standout for the Fighting Scots, Watson graduated from Gordon summa cum laude with a B.A. in English Language & Literature. During her collegiate lacrosse career, Watson sparked the women's team to a first-ever NCAA tournament bid in 2003 where she led the Scots past Cabrini College in the first round with a nine-goal, one-assist performance. In consecutive seasons (2002 and 2003), Watson was honored as the CCC Player of the Year and CCC Senior Scholar-Athlete her final season, while also being named the team MVP. In addition, the ECAC recognized Watson by naming her to the All-New England Second Team. She tallied 299 points (195 goals, 104 assists) in her decorated four-year career. As a member of the women's soccer team, Watson was a four-year All-Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) honoree. The all-time co-leader in assists for Gordon capped off an incredible career by leading the nation in assists per game in 2002. An NSCAA Third Team selection as a senior, Watson was a two-year captain for the women's soccer program and is the third leading scorer in program history. The College recognized her efforts with the Female Athlete of the Year award in 2003 and conferred its highest athletic distinction in 2009 by inducting her into the Hall of Honor.
Bess, a Woodstock, Vt. native, currently resides in South Hamilton, Mass.