Randy Waldrum

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Randy Waldrum
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Personal information
Full name Randy Marlon Waldrum
Date of birth (1956-09-25) September 25, 1956 (age 62)
Place of birth Irving, Texas, United States
Playing position Midfielder
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1979–1981 Midwestern State University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Los Angeles Skyhawks
Indianapolis Daredevils
New York Cosmos
Teams managed
1978–1989 Pittsburg State University (women)
1989–1994 Tulsa (men)
1989–1994 University of Tulsa (women)
1996–1998 Baylor University (women)
1999–2013 University of Notre Dame (women)
2014–2016 Trinidad and Tobago (women)
2014–2017 Houston Dash
2018– University of Pittsburgh (women)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Randy Jordan Waldrum (born September 25, 1956 in Irving, Texas) is a former professional and collegiate soccer head coach, and the appointed head coach of the University of Pittsburgh women's soccer team on December 19, 2017.

Coaching career[edit]

He started his coaching career at Austin College in 1982, leading the men's soccer team to a 4–12–1 record. In 1988, he was the head men's soccer coach at Texas Wesleyan University, and compiled a 6–10 record. From 1989 to 1994, he coached both the men's and women's soccer teams at the University of Tulsa. He posted a 66–33–6 record with the men, and a 61–36–9 record with the women. In 1996, he founded the Baylor University women's soccer program, and went 46–14–3 from 1996 to 1998. He was the head women's soccer coach at the University of Notre Dame from 1999 through 2013, where the team's record in 15 seasons was 292–58–17.

Waldrum led the Notre Dame women's soccer team to two national championships, in 2004 and 2010. The 2010 title game was his 300th match at Notre Dame.

The National Women's Soccer League 2014 expansion team Houston Dash named Waldrum as the team's first head coach. Waldrum signed a three-year contract ahead of the 2014 season and a one-year extension for the 2017 season, but left as head coach on May 29, 2017, after the seventh week of the 2017 season.[1] Under Waldrum, the Dash had a 19–39–13 record and did not make the league playoffs.[2]

Waldrum was fired as the Trinidad and Tobago women's national team coach in January 2016.[3]

In October 2017, Waldrum was appointed to be technical adviser and head coach of the Nigeria women's national football team, and was expected to take charge of the team ahead of the 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations qualification tournament.[4] However, he turned down the role and was not appointed coach.[5]

In December 2017, Waldrum was appointed as the head coach of the Pittsburgh Panthers.[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Corey Roepken (May 29, 2017). "Dash part ways with coach Randy Waldrum". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved May 29, 2017.
  2. ^ Corey Roepken (May 29, 2017). "@RipSports: BREAKING: The Dash and coach Randy Waldrum have parted ways. He was 19–39–13 in three-plus years. Was hired before inaugural season in 2014". Retrieved May 29, 2017.
  3. ^ Lasana Liburd. "TTFA axed Waldrum over slow paperwork; Hood tipped for W/Warriors post". Wired868.
  4. ^ Ahmadu, Samuel (October 19, 2017). "Randy Waldrum appointed Super Falcons technical adviser". Goal.com. Retrieved October 19, 2017.
  5. ^ Oluwashina Okeleji (January 25, 2018). "Swede Thomas Dennerby to coach Nigeria's women's team". BBC.com. Retrieved June 19, 2018.
  6. ^ "Randy Waldrum Named Pitt Women's Soccer Head Coach". pittsburghpanthers.com. University of Pittsburgh. December 19, 2017. Retrieved June 19, 2018.

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