Head coach Heather Cairns rounds out coaching staff with Merrill.
Former all-WAC defender Alyssa Lowry named assistant coach.
Trevor Wachsman enters his third season at Utah State.
Aggie soccer to host camps from July 14-19.
Aggie soccer to host camps in July.
USU Women's Soccer vs. Air Force, 2013, Logan, Utah
Trevor Wachsman (pronounced Walks-man) enters his fourth season at Utah State. He has been an associate coach since 2012.
"I am very pleased to have Trevor here at Utah State. His experience as a head coach, with all the responsibilities that it entails, is invaluable, and he has proven he knows what it takes for a team to be successful both on the field and in the classroom. His Missouri Southern team was successful on the national stage due to his passion for the game and competitiveness. He has such a positive impact on our team," Cairns said.
Last season, Wachsman and the Aggies reached the NCAA Tournament for the second-straight season with a 13-3-6 overall record and a 6-0-2 mark in their final season in the WAC. In 2012, defender Natalie Norris earned her third-straight WAC Defensive Player of the Year award. In 2011, USU ended the season with a 15-5-2 overall record and a 5-1-1 WAC record. The Aggies won both the WAC regular season and tournament titles as well as advancing to their first NCAA Tournament.
In 2010, Wachsman helped lead Utah State to a share of its second WAC regular season title in three seasons. The Aggies were 9-7-5 and 5-2-1 in WAC play with Norris earning WAC Defensive Player of the Year honors.
Prior to his current position, Wachsman was head coach for seven seasons (2003-09) at Missouri Southern, an NCAA Division II school located in Joplin, Mo. He ended his tenure as the winningest coach in Lions history. He led the team to its first-ever national ranking and appearance in an NCAA Division II Regional when the team went 11-4-5 in 2006 and finished in second-place in the MIAA with a 9-2-3 mark.
He led the Lions to three-straight 11-win seasons from 2005-2007. After an inaugural campaign of 3-13-4, he helped lead the fifth-best turnaround in Division II as the 2004 team went 10-8-2 to place third in the MIAA.
His Missouri Southern squads experienced much of the same success in the classroom as Utah State. The Lions received the NSCAA Team Academic Award six-straight seasons, while the Aggies have earned the same award 10 consecutive seasons.
In all, Wachsman coached 37 all-conference players, the MIAA Most Valuable Player (2005), MIAA Freshman of the Year (2005), one NSCAA All-America, two NSCAA Scholar-Athlete All-Americans, one Daktronics All-American and had nine players named NSCAA All-Region.
Prior to Missouri Southern, Wachsman was an assistant coach at Northern Colorado, helping the Bears compile a record of 28-12-1 and advance to the NCAA Division II Tournament both years. In 2001, Northern Colorado posted a 15-7 overall record and made it to the round of 16 nationally. In 2002, UNC finished 13-5-1. Wachsman also helped the Northern Colorado squad to NSCAA Team Academic and Ethics awards in both 2001 and 2002.
While at UNC, Wachsman assisted head coach Tim Barrera with all aspects of the program, including practice, game-planning, coaching, recruiting, fundraising and monitoring student-athletes academic progress. A certified strength and conditioning specialist, he also served as strength coach for the team, establishing an off-season fitness, weight, speed and power training program. With Wachsman's assistance, UNC produced one NSCAA All-America and had several national and regional award-winners, both athletically and academically.
Wachsman holds a National "B" license from the United States Soccer Federation as well as a Advanced National Diploma from the NSCAA. He previously has worked as administrative director/staff coach at the Steamboat Soccer Academy in Steamboat Springs, Colo. From 1995-2000, Wachsman was a head coach for competitive youth soccer teams in Greeley, Durango and Steamboat Springs, Colo.
Wachsman earned his bachelor's degree in exercise science from Fort Lewis College in 2000 and his master's degree in physical education-kinesiology in December of 2002 from Northern Colorado.
He and his wife, Tiffany, have one son, Alik.