April 7, 2011
LARAMIE, Wyo. - The University of Wyoming Cowgirl Soccer team and head coach Danny Sanchez would like to announce the addition of new assistant coach Don Trentham.
Trentham comes to the University of Wyoming after spending nine successful seasons at the Montana State University-Billings. During his nine seasons at MSU-Billings, he coached the Yellowjackets to an overall record of 85-75-10 and completed five seasons with 10 or more wins. In 2010, he led MSU-Billings to their first-ever NCAA tournament bid where they defeated Cal-State Los Angeles in the first round. He also led his team to a No. 1 ranking in the NSCAA/Adidas Regional Pools in 2006 and No. 8 in the NSCAA/Adidas National Poll also during 2006. He was named Great Northwest Athletic Conference Coach of the Year in 2010. During his tenure with the Yellowjackets, he coached 31 All-Conference selections, three academic All-Americans, two conference freshman players of the year and one NCAA Women of the Year.
"I'm excited to become a member of the University of Wyoming soccer family and to be a part of Danny's staff," Trentham said. "There are many great things that lie ahead for the program, and I look forward to working with Danny, Jason (Green) and all the players in achieving the goals of the program."
Between 2004 and 2008, Trentham also served as the Director of Soccer Programs at MSU-Billings in which he was responsible for the oversight of both the women's and men's soccer programs. His duties included supervising both programs, fundraising and chairing the committee responsible for hiring a men's soccer coach."
"We are very excited to add Don to our staff here at Wyoming," Sanchez said. "I have known Don for a long time and he has done a tremendous job building the program at MSU-Billings to where it is today. He has a tremendous desire to push Wyoming Soccer to greater heights within the Mountain West Conference and nationally"
Prior to his time with the Yellowjackets, Trentham served as a graduate assistant women's soccer coach at East Stroudsburg University in East Stroudsburg, Pa., from 2001-2002.He also served as an assistant men's soccer coach at Embry-Riddle University in Daytona Beach, Fla., from 1999-2001.
In addition to his collegiate coaching experience, Trentham also has excellent experience coaching youth soccer. He has been the head girl's coach of the Magic City Soccer Club in Billings since March of 2006, where he has led them to six Montana Youth Soccer State Championships. He has also been heavily involved with Montana ODP and served as an Region IV ODP staff coach in 2004 and 2005.
Trentham holds a USSF National Goalkeeping license, NSCAA Advanced National Diploma and a USSF `A' license.
He played his college soccer at Columbia College in Columbia, Mo., where he earned his bachelor's degree in education in 1999. Trentham also earned his master's of education in Health and physical education from East Stroudsburg University in 2007.
Trentham and his wife Jen have a newborn baby, Landon, and reside in Laramie.