Soccer Coach Terri Patraw Steps Down

Nov. 27, 2000

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Arizona State women's soccer coach Terri Patraw has resigned as head coach effective at the end of the 2000 fall semester, the fifth-year head coach announced Monday.

Patraw, who posted a 50-42-3 record in five seasons, was the only coach in Arizona State history.

'I'm excited and proud of what I have accomplished here at Arizona State during my five years,' said Patraw. 'The foundation is set at ASU and the program is now where it should be... in the top-25.'

Patraw indicated that she plans on returning to school, possibly to Arizona State to pursue her master's degree. Patraw said that she had thought about a career change over the past year.

'Arizona State has done everything to fully support the program,' explained Patraw. 'I now have other goals beyond the soccer field I would like to pursue.'

Patraw built the program from its beginning in 1995, finishing the 2000 season with a school record 14 wins and ASU's first-ever appearance in the NCAA soccer tournament.

'Coach Patraw has done a great job of starting and now getting the soccer program to a highly-competitive level,' Senior Associate Athletic Director Betsy Mosher said. 'We wish coach Patraw all the best and thank her for what she has done for women's soccer here at Arizona State, as well as the state of Arizona.'

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