The University of St. Thomas Department of Athletics will start its first women's soccer program in school history. UST Athletics seeks a head coach to help build the program from the ground up. The new coach will have the 2013-14 academic year to get acclimated with UST, while recruiting a team to start competition in 2014-15.
Athletic Director Todd Smith would like to hire a new coach by mid-July.
"We are all extremely excited about the addition of women's soccer to our athletic department," Smith said. "Like our other six programs, the person who we bring into our UST athletic family will have the opportunity to lay the foundation and shape the future of our women's soccer program. It is very important to all of us that we find someone who fits into the St. Thomas community and helps us continue bringing quality student-athletes to our University."
The successful candidate will have a unique opportunity to mold and cultivate the soccer program at St. Thomas and will be instrumental in determining the direction of the program. This is an opportunity to showcase not only coaching knowledge, but also organizational and strategic planning skills. The job will include the administration of day-to-day aspects of a collegiate soccer program including recruiting, budgeting, scheduling and a commitment to the student-athletes' academic progress and degree completion. The start date to begin competition in women's soccer is fall 2014.
UST Athletics is currently accepting applications for the women's soccer head coach position. For more information about the women's head coach position, visit UST's Human Resources – Ref: 2313.
After more than 20 years, the University resurrected varsity athletics in fall 2006. UST competes at the Division I level of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics and is a member of the Red River Athletic Conference. In a short time, UST Athletics has gained a reputation for producing talented, determined athletes with character. Three teams – women's volleyball, men's basketball and men's golf – made it to national tournaments in the 2012-2013 season. The most successful season for the men's soccer team was 2010 when they finished 10-7-2 to earn their first appearance in NAIA National Tournament. Also, the women's basketball team was selected as the recipient of the NAIA Buffalo Funds Five Star Champions of Character Award. Several UST student-athletes also received individual accolades for their skills on the court and focus in the classroom.