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New River United Soccer

New River United Soccer


We are here to provide you and your family with the best youth soccer experience possible! We are proud to bring you a group of highly accomplished coaches and administrators. Read the bios below to learn more about your club staff.


Matt Gwilliam

Interim Executive Director / Director of Coaching
Phone: 540-641-0243
Email: [email protected]

No stranger to the the New River Valley, Gwilliam previously coached for the club from 2008-2011 working with the high school aged girls, while an assistant coach with the women’s program at Virginia Tech.  Gwilliam brings experience in both the college and the club soccer scenes having been a coach both in club and in division 1 programs for over 10 years. 

After serving as an assistant coach at Virginia Tech, Gwilliam moved to Philadelphia to be become the Temple University women’s soccer head coach.  He later moved with his family to Colorado to become the assistant coach at Colorado College.  While at Colorado College, Gwilliam was the director of goalkeeping for Pride Soccer Club as well as coached the ’99 Predator and ’00 Copa boys teams.  He has been involved with clubs everywhere he has been.

“We feel very fortunate to have someone of Matt’s caliber join our staff,” “His coaching credentials speak for themselves, but for us his teaching background is what made Matt the right hire.  We were looking for someone of high character to come in and work with both our players and coaches with a teaching skillset, and Matt fit that description perfectly.  We are looking forward to getting him on the field working with everyone as soon as possible.”

Gwilliam will be focusing on the travel side of the club, working directly with each coach, manager and player.  Please join us in welcoming Matt Gwilliam back to the club.


Club Registrar                         

Phone: 540-381-0066
Email: [email protected]

Paula Williams, a long-time Blacksburg resident, serves as the NRU’s executive assistant.  She has been involved with the club since 1995 and has seen her two sons play from their kindergarten days through high school. Her duties are office manager and club administrator.  Paula also holds the same positions at Christ Episcopal Church in Blacksburg.

Paula is a graduate of LSU where she was a 4 year letterman and All-SEC gymnast.  She is currently a United States Tennis Association and Intercollegiate Tennis official.  She has two sons, Jeremy, a former Virginia Tech soccer player and currently graduate assistant to Florida State women’s soccer program, and Mitchell who plays soccer at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville.  She and her husband Jay live in Blacksburg.


New River United
2890 N. Franklin St. Suite D 
Christiansburg, Virginia 24073

Phone: 540-381-0066
Email: [email protected]

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