July 20, 2017

Two-Time NCAA National Championship-Winning Soccer Coach to Present Clinic at ECCC

Randy Waldrum, who won more than 475 matches and two NCAA Division I National Championships as a college soccer coach, will present a Coaches Clinic, Saturday, Aug. 12, at East Central Community College in Decatur.

The clinic will be held at the ECCC Soccer Complex on the north end of campus. The cost for soccer coaches to participate is $50.

The clinic will consist of an on-field session from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., lunch break from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., classroom question-and-answer period with Waldrum from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., and a final on-field session from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

ECCC Women’s Soccer Coach Gray Massey will assist with the clinic.

To register online, visit www.eccc.edu/soccer-coaches-clinic. The $50 registration fee, which includes lunch, can be paid the day of the clinic or mail to Gray Massey, ECCC Women’s Soccer Coach, P.O. Box 129, Decatur, MS 39327. Make checks payable to ECCC Women’s Soccer.

Waldrum is best known as the head women’s soccer coach at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind., for 15 years. From 1999 to 2013 he compiled a 292-58-17 record for a .819 winning percentage. He guided the Irish to NCAA Division I National Championships in 2004 and 2010.

He has also served as the head women’s coach at Baylor University, where he started the women’s program, and the University of Tulsa, and as the head men’s coach at Tulsa, Texas Wesleyan, and Austin College. His overall record as a head coach in college was 475-163-36.

He is a two-time college National Coach of the Year.

From 2014-17, Waldrum was head coach of the Houston Dash in the National Women’s Soccer League.

Waldrum has also served as the head coach of the Trinidad and Tobago Women’s National Team, as head coach of the United States Under-23 Women’s National Team, and has been on the U.S. Women’s National Team coaching staff since 1992. In addition, he has served as president for the 30,000 member National Soccer Coaches Association of America.

A native of Irving, Texas, he earned all-district honors all four years of his playing career at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas, before playing professionally for the Los Angeles Skyhawks and the Indianapolis Daredevils of the American Soccer League.