Wagner takes Dartmouth job
Published: February 3, 2011
HANOVER, N.H. - Harry Sheehy, Dartmouth Director of Athletics and Recreation, has announced the hiring of Theresa Wagner as the Big Green's new head coach of women's soccer.
Dartmouth went west to hire a proven winner in Wagner, who has spent the last three seasons as an assistant coach at Stanford, helping the program to three-straight NCAA College Cup appearances. A 2001 graduate of the University 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," said Sheehy. "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," said Wagner. "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 staggering 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 made three NCAA College Cup appearances, twice advancing 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 for the University of San Diego, helping the Toreros to three NCAA Tournament appearances. In her final season on the sidelines, 2007, San Diego ranked as high as ninth nationally with a 15-3-3 ranking. 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 the University of Washington to its first Pac-10 title and the program's first-ever number one 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 of Washington 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 earned her bachelor's degree in business from Washington in 2001. A native of Edmonds, Wash., she is engaged to marry Alex Romagnolo.
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.