WSU extends contract of soccer coach through 2025

WSU extends contract of soccer coach through 2025
WSU Coach Todd Shulenberger extends contract through 2025 Photo Courtesy of WSU Athletics

On the heels of an unexpected run to the College Cup, Washington State University Thursday announced it’s extending the contract for WSU soccer coach Todd Shulenberger.

The contract extension will keep the coach in Pullman through June 2025.

“Coach Shulenberger has built one of the premiere soccer programs in the country at Washington State University,” said WSU Athletic Director Pat Chun. “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. We are fortunate to have him as our coach and look forward to achieving even greater heights with the future of WSU Soccer.”

Shulenberger led the soccer team to a program-record 16 wins in 2019. The Cougs ended the season ranked fourth in the country, following a 2-1 loss to North Carolina in the College Cup.

That ranking was the highest in program history.

The Cougars have been to the NCAA tournament in four of the last five seasons under Shulenberger.

“I would like to thank President Kirk Schultz, Athletic Director Pat Chun and Deputy Athletics Director Anne McCoy with their continued trust and commitment in me,” said Shulenberger. “This historic ride into the College Cup with my amazing staff and players was incredible. Cougar Soccer is now in the national spotlight and we are all very excited to move forward in the years to come. I am very thankful to be their leader and work for Washington State University.

The Cougars return eight of 11 starters in 2019.