San Antonio- Trinity men's soccer Assistant Coach Edward Cartee has received a high honor from United Soccer Coaches (USC), formerly the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.
Coach Cartee has been selected for the organization's prestigious 30 Under 30 Program. A total of 15 men and 15 women thirty years old or younger are chosen from a pool of more than 300 applicants and will participate in a year-long education and mentorship opportunity.
Honorees receive an education scholarship which provides registrations for the USC Convention and an Advanced Diploma course of the coach's choosing. A travel stipend is also included, and the participant is matched with a veteran mentor.
Coach Cartee, a former Tiger men's standout, is in his sixth season as a Trinity men's assistant. During his tenure as an assistant coach with head coach Paul McGinlay, the the Tigers have captured five Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) Championships, qualified for the NCAA Division III Playoffs five times, and advanced to the national quarterfinals on three occasions.
The 2016 Tiger team completed the campaign with a 22-2-0 record and a #12 final ranking. Trinity advanced to its 15th consecutive NCAA Tournament, the longest active streak in DIII soccer. After winning the programs 19th SCAC Championships, the Tigers advanced to the NCAA round of 16 for the fifth straight year.
Additionally, Coach Cartee serves as head coach of San Antonio's Central Catholic High School soccer team. He was tabbed as the 2017 Boys Soccer Coach of the Year by the San Antonio Express-News, as the Buttons won the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS) state championship. Coach Cartee was also elected the 2014 TAPPS Division I Coach of the Year, as the revered boys school brought home the state championship trophy for the first time in his tenure.
Coach Cartee earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Trinity in 2009, with majors in history, Chinese and Spanish. The summa cum laude graduate was a defender on the Tiger men's team from 2005-2008. He was a major contributor to the squad which finished as national runner-up in 2007. Coach Cartee was elected to the ESPN Academic All-America First Team in 2008.