SEATTLE -- The National Soccer Coaches Association of America has announced the Regional Assistant Coaches of the Year with Husky assistant Craig Waibel being honored in the Far West. Waibel has help lead the Dawgs to a 16-1-4 record and Pac-12 Championship.
The former player at UW and 12-year veteran of Major League Soccer, Waibel has helped the Huskies to arguably the greatest season in school history. To go with the conference title, Washington earned the No. 2 seed in the NCAA Tournament and is still alive in Elite 8, hosting New Mexico on Saturday for a trip to the College Cup.
Washington is currently third in the nation with 45 goals scored, while also being 17th in the country with a goals allowed average of 0.72. Husky central defender Taylor Peay is a semifinalist for the MAC Herman Trophy, given to the top player in college soccer.
Waibel is in his second season as an assistant at UW. In his two seasons, Washington is an incredible 29-6-6, including 3-1-0 in the NCAA Tournament.
Waibel was one of eight coaches honored with regional awards. Connecticut's John Deely was named the Gleen "Mooch" Myernick National Men's Assistant Coach of the Year.