Travis Connell
 Travis Connell
Position:
Head Coach


02/06/2015

Seven sign NLIs to play for Vikings

One other accepts offer of admission to WWU

12/27/2014

One-two finish at nationals, coaching milestone highlight 2014

New soccer facility, leadership transition, continuing success for WWU

11/15/2014

Vikings suffer first and only loss of season

No.4 seed Cal State Stanislaus upsets No.1 WWU, 1-0. in NCAA II West Regional semifinal

11/11/2014

WWU earns No.1 seed, hosts first two rounds of NCAA II West Regional

Vikings play Cal State Stanislaus/Seattle Pacific winner on Saturday

11/10/2014

WWU No.1 seed of NCAA II West Regional, to host Sub-Regional

Vikings earn first-round bye, meet Cal State Stanislaus/Seattle Pacific winner on Saturday at 1 p.m.

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

In 13th year as head coach with record of 157-62-24, win total being school record ... Vikings have made three straight national tournament appearances with combined record of 55-7-5 (85.8 winning percentage) ... Named National Soccer Coaches Association of America Division II Far West Region Coach of the Year in 2008 and 2012, and Great Northwest Athletic Conference Coach of the Year in 2006, 2008, 2013 and 2014 ... In 2014, Vikings were 16-1-4, won GNAC regular-season title and reached 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 ... Was WWU head men's coach for 14 seasons from 1999 to 2012, having 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 was men's assistant 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 Everett BigFoot, winning PDL Northwest Championship in 1997 ... Earned bachelor's degree in 1995 at Seattle Pacific University ... Three-year starter and four-year letter winner for 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 national playoffs ... Team captain as senior ... 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 ... 43 years old ... He and wife Georgianne, a four-time All-America gymnast at Seattle Pacific, have one son, Gracen 12, and two daughters, Bella Rae 9, and Luca Joy 5.