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A Message from Coach Wade:
"One big thank you for all the crowd support this weekend. Lots of people on the sidelines rooting the Coyotes on. Between my team's homeopener and the women's team's first home game, we literally had hundreds of fans show up last week. Thank you, from start to finish, to everyone involved! We had a tough 0-0 tie against West Valley in our first appearance at LTCC, bringing our record to 3-2-1. After finding out that we were ranked #14 nationally in a Sept. 2 coaches poll, we woke up on Monday to find out we were ranked #1 in the state! These rankings are based on the strength of the team's game schedule versus their wins, losses and ties. Not bad for a brand-new soccer program. Keep coming out and cheering us on!"
About Coach Ben Wade
Benjamin "Coach" Wade comes to LTCC after 17 seasons as a head college soccer coach. His last head coaching job was for the men's and women's soccer teams at Lassen Community College in Susanville, where he coached the men's team to the Golden Valley Conference championship in 2013. This past season, his team was ranked as high as #3 in the NSCAA Junior College Poll and finished with a #17 ranking and a 19-2-1 record. He has won an additional 9 GVC championships over the years and his teams consistently rank in the top 20. He has also received the Coach of the Year award 9 times during his career. In anticipation of joining LTCC's new soccer program, Wade said, "I have truly been waiting for the past four years to see Lake Tahoe Community College start its soccer programs! This is a soccer community, and this sport will thrive at the college. I plan to make an impact not only on the community, but on each and every student who studies here."