Brent Anderson promoted to Associate Head Coach
PROVO, Utah — BYU women’s soccer head coach Jennifer Rockwood has announced the promotion of Brent Anderson to associate head coach.
"Our program is so fortunate to have such a seasoned and experienced coaching staff," Rockwood said. "Brent has been a crucial part of our team's success the past several years, and we are happy to now recognize him as an associate head coach."
Anderson joined the BYU women’s soccer coaching staff in January 2017, and has been a huge part of the program’s success ever since. Along with Rockwood, Anderson coached the Cougars to four NCAA tournament appearances, including their first-ever NCAA National Championship appearance in 2021. The Cougars have earned five top-25 finishes since Anderson came to BYU.
Since joining Rockwood’s staff in 2017, Anderson has coached six All-Americans and three Academic All-Americans. He has also coached four MAC Hermann Trophy candidates, two semifinalists and one finalist.
As a key contributor to the Cougars coaching staff, Anderson earned the honors of 2019 United Soccer Coaches Regional Staff of the Year and 2021 NCAA DI United Soccer Coaches Women's Staff of the Year.
“I am blessed to be a part of this extraordinary program, and I appreciate this new opportunity,” said Anderson. “To coach alongside one of the NCAA’s soccer legends in Coach Rockwood and her staff is truly a privilege that both humbles and inspires me. We are all anxious to get started in August as we kick-off our inaugural season in the Big 12 conference. As always, we have a tough schedule that will certainly test us. This team is busy preparing, and I know we will be up for the challenge.”
The Logan, Utah native attended Utah state as a student and was the goalkeeper for the men’s club soccer team. Upon graduating, Anderson worked as an assistant coach for the Aggies before starting his tenure as the head coach for the UVU Wolverines.
As Utah Valley’s head coach for women’s soccer, Anderson compiled a 110-100-14 record and led his team to the program’s first NCAA tournament appearance in 2015. He guided Utah Valley to a then-record 13 wins in 2014. Prior to that, Anderson was named Great Western Conference Coach of the Year in all four years that league existed.
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