Western Oregon Announces The Addition Of Men's Soccer

Tuesday, July 13, 2021
by Western Oregon Athletic Communications

MONMOUTH, Ore. – Western Oregon University announced on July 13 that it plans to add men's soccer to its NCAA Division II athletic program beginning in fall 2022. Western Oregon is a member of the Great Northwest Athletic Conference, which currently has six schools that sponsor men's soccer.

"We are excited for the opportunity to expand our department with a sport that is popular in our region and conference," said Randi Lydum, director of athletics.

Western Oregon plans to hire a head coach for the men's soccer program this summer to begin the process of building the team. This position will oversee and direct all aspects of the men's soccer program including recruiting, coaching, academic oversight, managing daily administrative duties, conducting institutional soccer camps and clinics and adhering to the rules and regulations of the university, the GNAC and the NCAA. Other duties include participation in departmental fundraising events and community engagement opportunities.