It has been one heck of a month for the Washington State women’s soccer team. They just finished an incredibly improbable run into the College Cup for the first time in school history, where they lost a close game to the best program in the sport’s history in North Carolina 2-1. Just a couple of weeks later, athletic director Pat Chun made sure the coach responsible would be around a lot longer. The school announced this morning that Todd Shulenberger had signed a contract extension through 2025, keeping him on campus for at least five more seasons.
“Coach Shulenberger has built one of the premiere soccer programs in the country at Washington State University,” said Chun in a media release. “He continues to recruit and develop a program filled with extraordinary young women who have high character, are exceptional leaders, and strive to be the best in everything they do.”
Shulenberger’s squad has won a school record 61 games turning his time as coach which includes the College Cup appearance along with a Sweet 16 appearance in 2017. Fresh on the heels of Morgan Weaver becoming just the second All-American in school history, Shulenberger signed the best recruit in school history, Trinity Rodman. The top-rated forward in the 2020 class had previously been committed to conference-rival UCLA.
To say the least, this is superb news for one of the school’s most successful programs. For years, it had been suffering from heavy coaching turn over but with new facilities and a coach locked down for half a decade, those successes should continue.