Randy Waldrum – Head Coach
The first head coach in the history of the Dash, Randy Waldrum enters his fourth year in the professional game after one of the most successful collegiate tenures in NCAA Division I history. Waldrum's career totals of eight NCAA semifinal appearances, five title games and two championships (2004 and 2010) all rank second in Division I women's soccer coaching history. His combined win total (399-108-29) and win percentage (.771)—spanning 24 total seasons at Tulsa, Baylor and Notre Dame—both rank fifth in the DI women's soccer record book.
A native of Irving, Texas, Waldrum graduated from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls before playing professionally for the Los Angeles Skyhawks and Indianapolis Daredevils of the American Soccer League. After hanging up his cleats, Waldrum spent time at MacArthur High School in Irving, Texas Longhorns Soccer Club and Austin College before starting the men’s soccer program at Texas Wesleyan University in 1988. The next year he took over both the men’s and women’s teams at Tulsa University, where he spent the next eight years and remains the winningest all-time coach for both programs.
Waldrum returned to Texas in 1995 to start a women’s soccer program for Baylor University. In the first three seasons of the program from 1996-98, Waldrum compiled a 46-14-3 record and secured the first Big 12 championship for Baylor in any sport with a 9-0-1 conference record in 1998.
The success at Baylor earned Waldrum the head coach position at national powerhouse Notre Dame, where he found immediate success. In Waldrum’s first season at the helm, Notre Dame won the Big East tournament and made its way to the NCAA championship match before losing out to North Carolina. Waldrum would go on to win two national championships with the Fighting Irish in 2004 and 2010, as well as 12 Big East regular season titles and seven tournament championships. Waldrum coached five national players of the year (three MAC Hermann trophy winners) and 28 All-Americans while at Notre Dame, and collected five Big East and two national Coach of the Year awards.
In addition to his collegiate responsibilities, Waldrum served as a member of the U.S. Soccer staff since 1992, and was head coach of the U.S. Under-23 Women’s National Team from 2012-13.
Randy and his wife, Dianna, have a son, Ben, who served as an assistant coach alongside his father at Notre Dame for five years and is now the affiliate director and part of the ECNL staff at FC Dallas.
Assistant Coach: Marcelo Galvao
Goalkeeper Coach: Tom Brown
Head Team Physician: Joshua Harris, MD
Team Physician: Vijay Jotwani, MD
Athletic Trainer: Megan Stuhr, M.Ed., ATC, LAT
Equipment Manager: Zach Hill
Massage Therapist: Wes Speights
Communications Coordinator: Edgar Veliz
For media inquiries, please contact Edgar at EVeliz@HoustonDynamo.com.