Beth McCharles joined the Rams women's soccer team as an assistant coach in the 2017-18 season.
McCharles previously served as head coach of the University of Toronto Varsity Blues women’s soccer team from 2004 to 2008, where she took a squad that won one game the previous season and turned it into a nationally-ranked program. She was recognized as Ontario University Athletics (OUA) coach of the year in 2006-07.
McCharles also served as general manager for Team Canada's women's soccer team at the 2007 FISU Summer Universiade (World University Games) in Bangkok, Thailand and was an assistant coach with the team at the 2005 Universiade in Izmir, Turkey.
McCharles was also the performance coach and assistant coach for the Canadian national military women's soccer team from 2004-2008 before taking over as head coach from 2008-2010.
As a student-athlete with St. Francis Xavier University, McCharles played both soccer and hockey. A talented athlete with X-Women soccer, she was named a two-time CIS all-Canadian, conference MVP and served as the team’s captain. She also played one season with the University of Ottawa Gee-Gees, where she served as team captain and earned team MVP, OUA all-star and academic all-Canadian honours. McCharles was also selected to play for Team Canada at the 2001 and 2003 FISU Summer Universiades.
McCharles has a BA of Human Kinetics from St. Francis Xavier University, Masters of Sport Psychology from the University of Ottawa, and a PhD of Behavioural Exercise Science from the University of Toronto.