Wes Hart

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Wes Hart
Personal information
Date of birth (1977-09-14) September 14, 1977 (age 39)
Place of birth Hollister, California, United States
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Alabama (Head Coach)
Youth career
1996–1997 University of Wisconsin–Madison
1998–1999 University of Washington
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2003 Colorado Rapids 67 (2)
2000 MLS Pro-40 (loan) 2 (3)
2004–2005 San Jose Earthquakes 25 (0)
Total 94 (5)
Teams managed
2015– Alabama
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Wes Hart (born September 14, 1977, in Hollister, California) is an American soccer coach, and the current head coach of the Alabama Crimson Tide women's soccer team. Hart played six season in Major League Soccer as a defender with the Colorado Rapids and San Jose Earthquakes.

Hart grew up in Littleton, Colorado, attending Columbine High School where he was a Parade Magazine and NSCAA High School All American soccer player. He was also a highly successful high school wrestler, qualifying for the state tournament. He then entered the University of Wisconsin–Madison (1996–1997) and at the University of Washington (1998–1999).[1] He was a 1998 third-team and 1999 second-team All-American.[2][3] Hart was selected seventh overall in the 2000 MLS SuperDraft by the Colorado Rapids. In his first two years with the Rapids, Hart missed the beginning of each season due to injuries. The team did send him on loan with the MLS Project 40 team in 2000.[4] However, the following two seasons saw Hart return from injury where he able to play a more substantial role with team. Before the beginning of the 2004 season, Hart was traded to the San Jose Earthquakes from the Rapids for a conditional pick in the 2005 MLS SuperDraft. Hart saw a more limited role with the Quakes, appearing in less than half the games. After appearing in seven games in 2005, he was released on August 4, 2005.[5]


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