Jamie Gunderson returns to the Christopher Newport sidelines for his eighth season in 2019, marking the sixth year as a full-time assistant coach.
Gunderson was elevated to the full-time position in the Spring of 2014 after helping guide CNU to 12- and 14-win seasons in his first two years on the sideline. He has helped lead the Captains to six straight regular season conference titles and five NCAA Tournament berths in his tenure under head coach Dan Weiler. In a three-year stretch between 2016-18, the Captains set and re-set the program record for wins in a season while capturing the program's first three Capital Athletic Conference Tournament Championships.
In 2018, Gunderson was a part of the coaching staff that led Christopher Newport to the NCAA Division III National Semifinals and wrapped up the season with a 21-2-0 overall record. For his efforts, he was honored as part of the United Soccer Coaches Atlantic South Region Coaching Staff of the Year.
In addition to his time with the Captains, Gunderson has spent four years coaching with the Virginia Legacy Soccer Club. He also excelled as an athlete both collegiately and in the professional ranks.
A four-year starter for Methodist, Gunderson starred on the field and also represented the Monarchs on the USA South All-Sportsmanship team. Following his collegiate career, he competed professionally as a member of the Norfolk Sharx in the Major Indoor Soccer League. He also played with the Lionsbridge FC team in the PDL in each of the past two summers.
Gunderson also holds a "C" license with the United States Soccer Federation.
Erin Wojtkun begins her 10th season as an assistant coach with the Christopher Newport women’s soccer program in 2019.
During her time on the sidelines, she has helped CNU post a 136-41-11 record for a .753 winning percentage. In conference action, the Captains have been even stronger, capturing six regular season championships on the way to a 100-6-3 mark.
In her first year on the staff, she helped Christopher Newport earn an NCAA Tournament berth while compiling a 16-5-1 record in 2010. That team also rolled to a pristine 9-0 mark in USA South play, marking the squad’s fifth undefeated season in league action.
Prior to joining the coaching ranks, Wojtkun was an award-winning goalkeeper for the Captains. A four-year standout from 2005-08, she was a three-time All-Conference selection and a two-time All-State pick. Making an immediate impact as a freshman, she earned first-team All-VaSID accolades while setting single-season program records with 11 shutouts and a 0.61 goals-against-average.
For her career, she ranks second in the CNU record for shutouts (23) and fourth in goals against average (0.89). In over 5200 minutes of action, she earned 54 starts and accumulated 191 saves.
A native of Fairfax, Wojtkun graduated from CNU in 2009 with a degree in Psychology and a minor in Leadership. She also completed a Master’s Degree in Teaching in 2010 and has since gone on to earn her Doctorate from The College of William & Mary.
Kyle Saule joins the coaching staff for his first season in 2018 after serving as a practice player with the team throughout his tenure as a student at CNU. Currently in his fifth season with the program, Saule began as a practice player and made the transition to coaching following graduation.
He graduated Christopher Newport University with a degree in Communication Studies and a minor in Business. He will assist with recruiting as well as the CNU Women's Soccer social media channels.