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Terri Patraw

Terri Patraw

Terri is an experienced coach at the collegiate and club level. She holds a USSF National “A” Coaching License from the United States Soccer Federation (U.S. Soccer) and a former college player with the Univ. of Wisconsin. Terri is currently Adjunct Faculty member at the University of Minnesota Minneapolis (Kinesiology). She holds a Master of Business Administration from Arizona State University, W.P. Carey School of Business and a Bachelor of Arts Journalism degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Feb 2004-Aug 2007 Head Soccer Coach-University of Nevada Reno

Terri improved a program that had never won more than 4 games in a season and led team from last place to first place conference finish in two years. 

  • 2004 – Inherited team; finished 2-15-1 and led program in 2005 to a 11-7-2 record;
  • Finished in 2nd place in the WAC. Named NCAA’s ‘Most Improved Team in the Nation’
  • Qualified for first-ever conference tournament; advancing to semi-finals
  • 2006 - Led team to first WAC Championship and first NCAA Tournament birth
  • Program finished with a 13-5-4 record; Outscored our opponents 43-14;
  • Signed #1 ranked recruiting class in the conference every year (2005, 2006, 2007)
  • 16 student-athletes named to All WAC Academic Team; 2 NSCAA All-Region
  • Appointed by the administration to serve on the University Accreditation Committee

Dec 1995-Jan 2001 Head Soccer Coach Arizona State University

Defeated #19 USC, Tied #25 Stanford

Signed the #22 Ranked Class in the Nation

Defeated #9 Stanford and #22 UMASS

Signed the #10 Ranked Class in the West Region

Received votes in Top-25 National Polls

Defeated #14 Michigan, #20 Cal, and #21 Iowa State

Signed the #12 Ranked Class in the Nation

Ranked #13 in the Nation

Advanced to 2nd round of NCAA Tournament

Defeated #2 UCLA, #19 Michigan, and #25 Georgia

Lost All-American for 7 Pac-10 games with illness

Signed a Top-10 Ranked Class in the Nation

• Built NCAA Division I soccer program from its inception to a #13 National ranking

• Led team to 2nd round of the 2000 NCAA Tournament (48-team field) and National

Rankings in all 5 polls. Finished season 14-7-1

• Defeated several top-25 teams; including 2000 National Runner-up UCLA

• Coached National-Player-of-the-Year Finalist, a Pac-10 Freshman-of-the-Year, a

Pac-10 Player-of-the-Year, several All Pac-10, All-Region and All-American players

• Coached Conference Scoring Champion 2 out of 4 years in the Pac-10

• Two student-athletes participated with the U.S. Women’s National Team; one was a

starter for the US team that won the Gold Medal in the 2012 London Olympics. She

was also a member of the 2011 World Cup team that finished second

• Three student-athletes participated with the U.S. U-21 National Team, Two selected

for Senior College All-Star game, Four invited to WUSA (professional) combine; 3

played in the WUSA, Two chosen in the WUSA Draft - including the 5th overall pick


• Signed three nationally ranked recruiting classes: Top 10, #12, and #22

• Youth National Team players from Calif, Ohio, Michigan, Texas, Virginia, Wash

• State Players-of-the-Year from Arizona (4), Illinois (2), Washington (2), Minnesota

• Several Adidas ESP - Top 150 players in the Nation

Academics / Administration

• 22 student-athletes named to All Pac-10 Academic Teams; 1 NSCAA All-Region

Assistant Soccer Coach / Recruiting Coordinator

July 1994-Dec 1995 Asst. Soccer Coach Washington State University

• Assistant Coach / Recruiting Coordinator. Assisted program to its first NCAA tournament, Sweet 16, and #14 national ranking 

July 1993 - July 1994 Asst. Soccer Coach University of Kentucky Lexington

• Assisted program to 13-7 record in just the second year of the program


  • Region II Olympic Development Program Staff Coach
  • Division I Scholarship Athlete at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • 1988 NCAA Final Four Team; #2 ranked team in the nation; Central Region All
  • American; All Big-Ten Academic Team
  • Name to United States Olympic Festival Team (1989 & 1993)
  • Two-time Twin Cities Marathon Finisher
  • Honored by City of Shoreview (Minnesota) for ‘Dedication and Sportsmanship’