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Green, Trentham Named Assistant Soccer Coaches

Dec 22, 2011

BOULDER - Jason Green and Don Trentham have been named assistant soccer coaches at the University of Colorado, first-year head coach Danny  Sanchez announced on Thursday.

Green and Trentham were both on Sanchez's staff at the University of Wyoming. Green was with Sanchez and the Cowgirls the last four seasons while Trentham joined the staff this past campaign.

"I'm excited that Don and Jason have made the commitment to come to Colorado with me," Sanchez said. "It says a lot about our staff, that we're staying together. We have similar core values and thoughts on how a program should be run. I think we can carry on the success we had at Wyoming, here at Colorado."

Jason Green

During Green's tenure at Wyoming, the Cowgirls were 36-34-11. He helped coach 18 Academic All-Mountain West Conference and nine Conference Scholar Athletes in his four years as a Cowgirls assistant.

Green was also on Sanchez's staff at Mesa Community College and the duo have worked together on a number of club teams and summer camps. He has held two high school head coaching jobs, the first at Skyline High School in Mesa, Ariz., and the second at Chandler (Ariz.) High School. Green was named Region Coach of the Year at both posts and at Chandler his teams won three straight NSCAA National Academic Awards. 

"I'm really excited to have the opportunity to continue to work with Danny and Don," Green said. "I'm looking forward to getting started, getting out on the practice field and getting out recruiting, and then this fall playing some games. I think we're all looking forward to that."

In his 14 year coaching career in college, high school and club soccer, Green has coached five state championship teams, six region champions, four district champions and five conference titlists. Green holds a United States Soccer Federation "B" License and a USSF National Goalkeeping License. He also has attended The Manchester United Coaches Symposium.

Green started his college playing career at Mesa C.C. under Sanchez where they were ranked as high as second in the nation.  He continued his collegiate career at Grand Canyon (Ariz.) University where he helped lead the team to a No. 2 national ranking and to the championship game of the California Collegiate Athletic Association Tournament.

He earned his bachelor's in physical education from Ottawa (Ariz.) University in 2003 and completed his master's in physical education from Arizona State University in 2008.

"I've known Jason for 17 years, he played for me and he's coached with me, I have a tremendous amount of respect for him," Sanchez said. "He understands the culture that I'm trying to establish at Colorado."

Don Trentham

Trentham joined Sanchez's staff last season after spending nine successful seasons at Montana State University-Billings (2002-10). He coached the Yellowjackets to an overall record of 85-75-10 and completed five seasons with 10 or more wins. In 2010 he was named Great Northwest Athletic Conference Coach of the Year after guiding MSU-Billings to its first-ever NCAA tournament bid where the Yellowjackets defeated Cal State-Los Angeles in the first round. He also led his team to a No. 1 ranking in the NSCAA/Adidas Regional Poll in 2006 and No. 8 in the NSCAA/Adidas National Poll during the 2006 season. He was named Great Northwest Athletic Conference Coach of the Year in 2010.  

"I'm excited to be at the University of Colorado with Danny and Jason," Trentham said. "It's an opportunity to work at a great institution and in the Pac-12, one of the best soccer conferences in the country. We're looking forward to doing some special things here."

During his tenure with the Yellowjackets, he coached 31 All-Conference selections, three Academic All-Americans, two GNAC Freshmen of the Year and one NCAA Woman of the Year. From 2004-08, Trentham also served as the Director of Soccer Programs at MSU-Billings in which he was responsible for the oversight of both the women's and men's soccer programs. His duties included supervising both programs, fundraising and chairing the committee responsible for hiring a men's soccer coach.

"Don has been a very successful head coach at the (NCAA) Division II level," Sanchez said. "He came to us last year at Wyoming and did a great job. He is passionate in recruiting and very loyal to the team. I'm very happy he decided to join us."

Prior to his time with the Yellowjackets, Trentham served as a graduate assistant women's soccer coach at East Stroudsburg (Pa.) University in (2001-02). He also served as an assistant men's soccer coach at Embry-Riddle (Fla.) University (1999-2001). In addition to his collegiate coaching experience, Trentham also has excellent experience coaching youth soccer. He has been the head girls coach of the Magic City Soccer Club in Billings since March of 2006, where he led them to six Montana Youth Soccer State Championships. He has also been heavily involved with Montana ODP and served as a Region IV ODP staff coach in 2004 and 2005.

Trentham holds a USSF National Goalkeeping license, NSCAA Advanced National Diploma and a USSF `A' license.

He played soccer at Columbia (Mo.) College where he earned his bachelor's degree in education in 1999. Trentham also earned his masters of education in health and physical education from East Stroudsburg in 2007. Trentham and his wife Jenn have a son, Landon.