Headshot of Casey Stoney

Casey Stoney

Head Coach

Casey was named head coach of San Diego Wave Fútbol Club, the 12th and newest franchise of the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL), on July 14, 2021.

Prior to joining the Wave FC and the NWSL, Stoney served as Manager of Manchester United Women. There she led Manchester United to 52 wins in 77 competitive matches and secured promotion with the 2018-19 Football Association Women’s Championship title in her inaugural season with the club. The team finished 4th in the 2019-20 and 2020-21 campaigns in the FA WSL, coming within a single point of qualifying for the Champions League in her last year with the club.

As a player, Stoney is the former captain of England, earning 130 international caps between 2000-2017, leading the team to a semifinal appearance at UEFA Women’s Euro 2017 and playing in three World Cups (’07, ’11, ’15). Additionally, she played for Great Britain at the 2012 London Olympics helping them reach the quarterfinals.
Stoney began her club career at 12 years old with Chelsea Ladies before moving to Arsenal Ladies in 1999.
Stoney joined Charlton Athletic Ladies in 2002 captaining the team and leading them to their first FA Women’s Cup final. In July 2007, Stoney re-signed with Chelsea and served as player-manager for a portion of the 2009 season, giving her a taste of what was to come. In 2010 she signed with FA WSL club Lincoln, before returning to Arsenal in 2014. Stoney’s finished her illustrious 19-year professional career at Liverpool from 2016-18.
Stoney prides herself on a coaching style that empowers players to be decision makers, and intimately understands the pressure and emotion of playing at the highest level. Determined to provide support for her team both on and off the pitch, Stoney strives to create a high-performance environment that fosters the open communication and supportive relationships.

Stoney will be joined in San Diego by wife Megan and their three children.