Wagner to head Dartmouth soccer
Helped Stanford to 70-4-3 record in four years on staff
HANOVER, N.H. -- Dartmouth Director of Athletics and Recreation Harry Sheehy announced the hiring of Theresa Wagner as the Big Green's new head women's soccer coach.
Wagner has spent the last three seasons as an assistant coach at Stanford, helping the program to three consecutive NCAA College Cup appearances. A 2001 graduate of Washington, Wagner was a four-time All-Pac-10 selection who led her team to the Pac-10 championship in 2000.
"I am thrilled to welcome Theresa to the Dartmouth College Athletic Department," Sheehy said. "She brings a great playing and coaching background and is passionate about teaching the game of soccer and is a wonderful addition to our community. She has been winner at every stage of her career. The future is very bright for women's soccer at Dartmouth."
"I am honored to accept the position of head coach of the women's soccer program at Dartmouth," Wagner said. "It is exciting to join a program that upholds the highest standards of excellence both academically and athletically. I look forward to continuing the great soccer tradition at Dartmouth and creating a culture of success."
As an assistant for Paul Ratcliffe at Stanford, Wagner helped the Cardinal to a 70-4-3 record including her 2008-10 tenure, plus one season as a volunteer assistant in 2002. In her most recent stint, the Cardinal twice advanced to the national championship game.
During that time, Stanford won two Pac-10 Championships and excelled in the classroom with a team grade point average of 3.45 in 2010 and a 100 percent graduation rate. Wagner was highly involved in the Cardinal's national recruiting efforts.
Prior to her arrival at Stanford, Wagner spent five seasons (2003-07) as the top assistant at San Diego, helping the Toreros to three NCAA Tournament appearances. In her final season on the sideline in 2007, San Diego ranked as high as ninth nationally, finishing with a 15-3-3 record. Wagner also spent the 2002 season at Stanford, serving as an assistant coach for the Pac-10 champions.
Outside of the collegiate game, Wagner served as the head coach for the 1994-95 age group in the Cal North Olympic Development program in 2010. While in San Diego, she was a head coach for both the San Diego Surf and the Rancho Sante Fe Soccer clubs, working with U17 and U13 girls.
Wagner was a standout player in her own right, leading Washington to its first Pac-10 title and the program's first-ever No. 1 ranking as a senior in 2000. Her team made three NCAA Tournament appearances in four years and she was a four-time All-Pac-10 honoree. A member of the university's sports hall of fame, Wagner was an NSCAA Scholar All-American, SoccerBuzz All-America and a three-time Pac-10 All-Academic team selection.
Following graduation, Wagner spent three seasons playing professionally for the San Jose CyberRays in the WUSA, leading her team to the league championship in 2001.
Wagner is the 10th head coach since the program made its varsity debut in 1979. She succeeds Angie Hind, who resigned after a successful six-year tenure with a record of 54-38-8 to take a job with the Scottish Football Association.