COLLEGE STATION, Texas— After leading the Texas A&M soccer team to its fourth-consecutive Big 12 regular season title, head coach G Guerrieri was named the National Soccer Coaches Association of America’s Coach of the Year for the Central Region, the association announced this week.
Guerrieri earned the honor for the third time (1997, 2005 and 2007) since his arrival in Aggieland in 1993. As the only coach in Aggie soccer history, Guerrieri has amassed an impressive overall record of 255-73-14 and a 94-19-5 mark in Big 12 competition. Guerrieri’s career record stands at 271-85-14 in 17 seasons as a collegiate head coach.
Consistently ranked in the top 10 nationally, Guerrieri’s Aggies have advanced to the NCAA tournament for 13 straight seasons dating back to 1995 and have posted eight “Sweet Sixteen” appearances and three trips to the “Elite Eight”.
This solid reputation has built the Aggie soccer program into one of national prominence while the Aggie Soccer Stadium has been reputed as one of the toughest collegiate stadiums in which to play, with the Aggies’ home-winning percentage standing at 87 percent since the facility opened in 1994.
In conference play, Guerrieri has guided his squads to an impressive 10 regular season and tournament titles, six of which have been achieved in the last four years.
Guerrieri has twice been named Big 12 Co-Coach of the Year (1997, 2002). Guerrieri’s long resume also names him as the NAIA Regional Women’s Coach of the Year (1989), the NJCAA Regional Men’s Coach of the Year (1991, 1992) and the NJCAA Regional Women’s Coach of the Year (1992).
Guerrieri received his B.S. in education from Tulsa in 1985 where he served as a goalkeeper and team captain for the Golden Hurricanes. He and his wife, the former Terri Markham (A&M ‘87), have three children Emily Marie (10), Alan Michael (7) and Conner Everett (3).
Coach Guerrieri will be joined by Rob Klatte (Purdue), Nikki Izzo-Brown (W. Virginia), Simon Riddiough (Hofstra), Patrick Baker (Georgia) and Ali Khosroshahin (USC) on the ballot as candidates for the National Coach of the Year presented by the NSCAA and Adidas.