Spencer Valdespino is in her second season as the assistant coach of the Trinity Tigers women’s soccer team.
Coach Valdespino joined the Trinity staff in 2018 after two years coaching experience at the NCAA Division II Auburn University at Montgomery, Alabama. She was a graduate assistant coach with the Warhawks women’s soccer team and earned a master’s degree in 2018 in sport management.
The versatile Coach Valdespino also coaches at Saint Mary’s Hall, a private, college preparatory school in San Antonio. She is the girls soccer assistant coach and also serves as goalkeepers coach for both the girls and boys teams.
Coach Valdespino competed for the NCAA Division I Nicholls State (LA) University Colonels women’s soccer team from 2012-2015 and was the most decorated women’s soccer player in school history. She was elected the 2013 Louisiana Sports Writers’ Association (LSWA) and Southland Conference Soccer Player of the Year. Coach Valdespino was also tabbed for the 2013 National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA, now United Soccer Coaches) All-Region Second Team.
She earned LSWA First Team honors for four years, and All-Southland First Team kudos for three seasons. A prolific scorer, Coach Valdespino holds virtually every offensive record in the history of the Colonels program. Among her career credentials are goals scored, game-winning goals, points, and points per game. Coach Valdespino is also first in single-season points, points per game, and game-winning goals, to name a few.
Coach Valdespino’s mentor at Nicholls State was current Trinity Head Coach Dylan Harrison, who led the Colonels from the 2009-2015 seasons. Academically, Coach Valdespino earned a bachelor’s degree in mass communication from Nicholls State in 2016, with a focus in journalism.
A native of Spring Hill, Florida, Coach Valdespino attended Bishop McLaughlin Catholic High School (FL) and was rated as one of the top recruits in the state.