US coach Randy Waldrum has opted against taking the job of the head coach of the Super Falcons of Nigeria and instead decided to take up the role of head coach of Pittsburgh University’s Womens soccer
The NFF had listed the former Trinidad and Tobago gaffer as the technical adviser for the Super Falcons in October after his application for the job pending ratification and approval from the NFF technical committee
However while the appointment was delayed and the NFF prepared for further negotiations the American took up the role of head coach of Pittsburgh University’s Womens soccer
The University of Pittsburgh made the official announment on their official website
“We are thrilled to announce Randy Waldrum as our head women’s soccer coach at the University of Pittsburgh,” said Pitt’s director of Athletics, Heather Lyke on the team’s website.
While confirming his acceptance, Waldrum said: “I would like to thank Heather Lyke for giving me this wonderful opportunity to lead the women’s soccer program at the University of Pittsburgh.”
Waldrum was former US U23 women coach and Trinidad and Tobago women’s coach for two years before he let go
A two-time national coach of the year (2009 by Soccer America; 2010 by NSCAA), Waldrum was the first coach in NCAA history to lead a team to a national title in his/her first season with a program. He wrapped up his tenure at Notre Dame with a mark of 292-58-17 (.819) and holds an overall record of 399-108-29 (.771) as a head coach on the women’s side. His record ranks fourth in all-time wins as an NCAA women’s head coach and third in win percentage.
Before this unexpected twist Waldrum was expected in Nigeria on Wednesday to finalize on the deal and replace Florence Omagbemi who led the Super Falcons to African Women’s Cup of Nations glory in December 2016.