Head coach Heather Cairns adds former Missouri Southern head coach

LOGAN, Utah – Utah State head women’s soccer coach Heather Cairns announced the hiring of Trevor Wachsman (pronounced Woks-man) as assistant coach. Wachsman has resigned his position as head coach at Missouri Southern, effective immediately, and will begin his duties at Utah State this week.”I am very pleased to welcome Trevor to 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 has been successful on the national stage due to his passion for the game and competitiveness, and I’m excited to see the positive impact he will have on our team,” Cairns said.Wachsman replaces former assistant coach Josh Walters who left to take on the director of women’s soccer operations at Florida State University.Wachsman joins a Utah State team that went 10-9-1 last season and was 5-2-1 in the Western Athletic Conference which was good enough for second place in the league. The Aggies were led by WAC Offensive Player of the Year Shantel Flanary.Wachsman coached seven seasons 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 have experienced much of the same success in the classroom as Utah State. The Lions have received the NSCAA Team Academic Award six-straight seasons, while the Aggies have earned the same award seven 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 offseason 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.Originally a native of Steamboat Springs, Colo., he was a collegiate skier at Fort Lewis College, earning All-America honors two times and was an Academic All-America three times. After graduation in 2000, Wachsman worked as head men’s and women’s ski coach at his alma mater in 2001, leading the men and women’s teams to regional championships. He also led the women to their first appearance at the national championships.Wachsman earned his bachelor’s degree in exercise science from Fort Lewis in 2000 and his master’s degree in physical education-kinesiology in December of 2002 from Northern Colorado.He and his wife, Tiffany, are expecting their first child this fall.Utah State begins the 2010 season Friday, Aug. 20 against Weber State at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah at 7:30 p.m.-USU-

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