BYU women’s soccer welcomes new assistant head coach

BYU women’s soccer welcomes new assistant head coach

PROVO, Utah – Former Utah Valley University women’s soccer Head Coach Brent Anderson is moving across town, accepting a job as an assistant head coach for the Brigham Young University women’s soccer team.

BYU women’s soccer Head Coach Jennifer Rockwood  faced a tough decision last December when her assistant, Christ Watkins, left to coach the Gonzaga’s women’s soccer team. After receiving many applications for the assistant head coach position, she finally made her choice.

“It’s been fantastic. I mean we’re just really fortunate to have someone like Brent, with his experience, his background, to come in and be a part of our program,” Rockwood said.

Anderson said that the transition to BYU has been enjoyable and smooth. The soccer team brought balloons to Anderson’s home, sent positive text messages, and made phone calls welcoming him to the team.

“All the staff… up on campus, everybody’s made me feel really welcome here,” Anderson said.

Coach Rockwood said she is happy for Watkins and the chance he has to coach at Gonzaga, but she is excited to have Anderson on the staff.

Anderson said the coaching and culture at BYU have been great, and he hopes to help the team win a national championship.

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