DiTucci Resigns From Soccer Head Coaching Position
Courtesy: Robert Barclay/CMU
Tony DiTucci was in his fifth season as the head coach at CMU.
MOUNT PLEASANT – Central Michigan University head women’s soccer coach Tony DiTucci has resigned from his position for personal reasons, according to Athletics Director Dave Heeke. The resignation is effective immediately.

“Tony has indicated he will be accepting another professional opportunity closer to his family,” Heeke said.

Assistant coach Tom Anagnost has been appointed head coach for the remainder of the 2008 season.

DiTucci was in his fifth season as head coach at CMU. Prior to that he had served as a Chippewa assistant coach for two seasons.

“Although this was a difficult decision for me, I have enjoyed my coaching experience at CMU,” DiTucci said. “I wish everyone associated with CMU Soccer the best in the future.”

DiTucci had led CMU to a 43-34-8 career record prior to taking a leave of absence on Sept. 26, 2008.

Anagnost is in his second season with the Chippewa program. He came to CMU from Flint Powers Catholic High School where he coached both the girls’ and boys’ teams for four and a half years. He was also a history teacher at Powers.

Twice he led the Powers’ girls team to the state finals. He was a two-time Big Nine Conference Coach of the Year and a six-time honoree as a regional coach of the year for his work with both teams.

The Chippewas are currently 10-2-1 overall and 5-0-1 in the Mid-American Conference. CMU is currently in first place in the MAC and is the No. 15-ranked team in the Great Lakes Region according to SoccerBuzz.com.