Travis  Connell
 Travis Connell
Position:
Head Coach

Year:
14th Season

Record:
178-64-25 (.713)


08/16/2016

Vikings Unanimous Choice to Repeat as GNAC Champions

Vikings pick up all nine first-place votes in poll of GNAC coaches

08/14/2016

VIDEO: 2016 WWU Women's Soccer Preview

Head Coach Travis Connell previews upcoming 2016 season

08/05/2016

Vikings Open Season No. 3 in NSCAA Preseason Poll

WWU opens 2016 season Sept. 1 at No. 24 Sonoma State

07/19/2016

Women's Soccer Announces 2016 Schedule

Vikings looking to continue recent dominance against tough slate

02/06/2015

Seven sign NLIs to play for Vikings

One other accepts offer of admission to WWU

360-650-3493
travis.connell@wwu.edu

In 14th year as the WWU women’s soccer head coach … maintained a 178-64-25 (.713) record at the helm of the program … led the Vikings to 12 consecutive winning seasons, tied for the 20th-longest active streak in Division II … Vikings have made four consecutive NCAA II Tournament appearances, including national semifinal appearances in two of the last three seasons (2013 & 2015) … led WWU to a 76-9-6 (.868) record over the last four seasons, including a 47-3-4 (.907) record in GNAC play … amongst active NCAA II coaches ranks 13th in winning percentage (.713) and 24th in wins (178) … also 18th all-time in winning percentage and 46th in overall wins at the Division II level … five-time GNAC Coach of the Year (2006, 2008, 2013, 2014, 2015) … named the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Division II Far West Region Coach of the Year in 2008 and 2012 … led WWU into the final national rankings in 2008 (#10), 2012 (#13), 2013 (#3), 2014 (#17) and 2015 (#3) … in 2015 the Vikings claimed their fourth consecutive (fifth overall) GNAC regular season title … won the 2012 and 2015 GNAC Championships Tournament … in 2014, Vikings were 16-1-4, won GNAC regular season title and reached the second round of national playoffs … in 2013, directed WWU to best season in program history, Vikings finishing 20-2-1 with win total being school record, reaching NCAA II national semifinals, winning West Region title, taking GNAC regular season championship and being ranked No.3 nationally in final NSCAA Top 25 Poll … In 2012, WWU had 19-4-0 record, won GNAC regular season and tournament titles and reached West Regional final … also led Vikings to regional final in 2008. 

Additional Coaching Experience:
Was WWU head men's coach for 14 seasons from 1999-2012, recording a 125-123-17 record, best in school history … GNAC Coach of the Year in 2002, 2007 and 2008, directing Vikings to league titles in 2002 and 2008 … also an assistant coach for the men’s program for three seasons … holds USSF National "A" Coaching License, highest coaching license available … Washington State ODP Boys staff coach in 1999 and coached at Oak Harbor High School from 1995-98 … was Coaching Director for WFC Rangers, a local select club in Bellingham … played two years professionally with Lafayette (LA) Swampcats, which won Eastern Indoor Soccer League title in 1998 and the Everett BigFoot, winning PDL Northwest Championship in 1997. 

Prior to WWU:
Earned bachelor's degree in 1995 at Seattle Pacific University … three-year starter, four-year letterwinner and was team captain as a senior for the Falcons … started on SPU's 1993 NCAA Division II National Championship team … scored tying goal with 65 seconds left in 6-5 national semifinal win over Florida Tech … played on four Falcon teams that reached the national playoffs … 1991 graduate of Oak Harbor High School … his father, John, was head boys soccer coach at Oak Harbor HS and his brother, Caleb, lettered four years in soccer at Seattle Pacific … he and wife Georgianne, a four-time All-America gymnast at Seattle Pacific, have one son, Gracen, and two daughters, Bella Rae and Luca Joy.

Travis Connell