Frias Named Houston Head Coach3 min read
HOUSTON – Jaime Frias has been named Houston Soccer head coach, Vice President for Athletics Chris Pezman introduced Wednesday.
Frias comes at Houston from Virginia in which he served as an assistant coach due to the fact Jan. 2019. Through two stints at UVA, Frias served the Cavaliers to 4 ACC titles (2012, 2013, 2015, 2021) and a few Faculty Cups (2013, 2014, 2020).
“We’re really thrilled to announce the employing of Jaime Frias and welcome he and his household to Houston,” Pezman said. “His file of good results at exceptionally superior degrees is a product for what we are hoping to develop at Houston. Jaime’s leadership and ongoing ascension positions our method favorably as we enter an fascinating upcoming.”
Prior to his next stint at the University of Virginia Frias labored exclusively with the United States Soccer Federation. He served as head mentor of the U18 Women’s Nationwide Crew and assistant coach with the U20 Women’s National Team from April of 2017 by way of January of 2019. He was the head coach of the U16 Youth National group prior to assuming his obligations with the U18 and U20 teams. In addition to his national workforce head coach practical experience, Jaime participated in three U20 Earth Cups including the Below 20 World Cup Championship in 2012.
Houston Soccer Head Coach Jaime Frias:
“I would like to thank Chris Pezman, DeJuena Chizer and the relaxation of the using the services of committee for entrusting me to be the up coming women’s soccer coach at the University of Houston. Coming dwelling to mentor in the city I grew up in and a spot I have constantly regarded as home was an prospect I could not move up and a desire appear legitimate for me.
I would also like to thank Steve Swanson and the whole University of Virginia women’s soccer personnel for their friendship and mentorship all over my time there. Steve in individual has been a massive impact on my vocation and private lifestyle and I value all the assist he’s demonstrated me these previous 12 decades.
I now have the privilege to go on my coaching journey at an establishment that values athletic and educational achievement. There is an exhilaration all over the University of Houston which is apparent by the present nationally regarded tutorial departments and sporting activities groups on campus. Our mission will be to set a regular of excellence that is aligned with the mission and eyesight of the University. There is no better time to be a Cougar than now!”
The Frias File
Frias served as head coach at the College of Nevada for the 2008-09 seasons, foremost the software to the finals of the 2009 WAC Event and the most convention wins in college history.
He also invested 3 seasons as head mentor at Stephen F. Austin (2005-2007) together with currently being named the 2005 Southland Meeting Coach of the Year. In six whole seasons with the Lumberjacks, including a few as an assistant, the plan won four Southland Meeting titles and sophisticated to two NCAA Tournaments.
Frias earned his Bachelor of Science in Overall health and Physical Instruction from the Centenary College of Louisiana where by he played soccer four seasons and was a two-time workforce captain. Centenary was also the very first halt on his coaching occupation, serving as an assistant mentor from 2000-02.
He and his spouse, Ta, have two children, Azari, and Jaime Dhani.
Frias inherits a program fresh off its most successful year of application background. In 2021, the Cougars set a new plan record for wins with 13. For the very first time in method heritage, Houston Soccer completed the standard period with a No. 2 convention ranking and semifinals berth in the American Athletic Meeting Tournament.
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