Edward Cartee ’09 is in his eighth season season as the assistant Trinity men’s soccer coach. The former Tiger men’s soccer standout returned to the program in 2012 when he was appointed to Trinity’s coaching staff.
Coach Cartee has been a key contributor to the Tigers’ continuing success. During his tenure, Trinity has captured seven Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Championships, qualified seven times for the NCAA Division III Tournament, and advanced to the national Quarterfinals on three occasions. The 2018 Tiger team advanced to the NCAA Sweet 16 for the sixth time in seven seasons, and Trinity’s coaches were selected as the United Soccer Coaches NCAA Division III West Region Staff of the Year.
The versatile Coach Cartee also serves as head coach of San Antonio’s Central Catholic High School boys soccer team. He has led the Buttons to three consecutive Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS) Division I State Championships and four over the last six seasons. Central Catholic captured the title in 2014 and won three in a row from 2017-2019.
United Soccer Coaches elected Coach Cartee as the Texas Private/Parochial Coach of the Year for three straight seasons. He was tabbed as the San Antonio Express-News Boys Coach of the Year in 2017, and the 2014 TAPPS Division I Coach of the Year. Top Drawer Soccer has ranked Central Catholic as one of the top-50 high school teams in the nation for three years running.
Coach Cartee was selected for the prestigious 2017-18 class of the 30-Under-30 Program by United Soccer Coaches. Fifteen men and fifteen women, age 30 and under, received scholarships for special courses and were matched with veteran mentors.
A defender on Trinity’s men’s team from 2005-2008, Coach Cartee helped propel the Tigers to the NCAA Tournament each year. Trinity finished as national runner-up in 2007 with a 23-1-0 record. The Tigers also advanced to the national Quarterfinals in 2005, 2007, and 2008, as well as winning four Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) Championships. Coach Cartee was elected to the ESPN Academic All-America First Team in 2008.
Coach Cartee earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Trinity in 2009 with majors in history, Chinese, and Spanish. He was a Murchison Scholar, a summa cum laude graduate, and a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Coach Cartee studied at the National Taiwan Normal University (Taipei, Taiwan) on a Ministry of Education Huayu Enrichment Scholarship, a postgraduate language immersion program.
He gained international playing experience with the Taipei FC during the 2009-10 season,and later trained at Estudiantes de La Plata in Argentina. Coach Cartee also competed in the Gothia Cup in Sweden in 2001 and 2002 and in Brazil in 2004 and 2009.
The Oak Ridge, North Carolina, native attended the IMG Soccer Academy in Bradenton, Florida, where he was a team captain. Coach Cartee was a summer staff coach at IMG from 2005-2011, supervising daily operations. He also played for IMG in the Premier Development League (PDL), which reached the national Semifinals in 2009.
Prior to joining the Trinity staff, he was a coach with the Greensboro (NC) United Soccer Association from 2011-2012. Coach Cartee was also an assistant director of Major League Soccer’s DC United Summer Camps from 2012-2014.
Coach Cartee holds an “A” License from the United States Soccer Federation.