Wasatch’s first-year girls soccer coach already building for second season (Deseret News - Oct. 10, 2018)

HEBER CITY — The Wasatch High School girls soccer team has gone through a couple of changes at the helm since the retirement of longtime head coach Dawain Wheatley two years ago.

 

However, it looks as though the most recent choice to lead the Wasps into the future, is here to stay.

 

Gretchen Zigante, a nationally recognized player and coach, took over for Wasatch this fall, bringing along an extensive resume to help her rebuild the program.

 

Women's Soccer Coach Zigante After a playing career where she starred at UNC-Chapel Hill as a goalkeeper and a member of the U.S. Women’s National Team, Zigante turned to coaching fulltime in 1984. Since then she has earned the USSF A License (highest level attainable) and has coached collegiately at CSU-San Bernadino, San Diego State and Cornell.

 

Despite playing, administrating and coaching the sport on the highest of levels, collecting invaluable experiences along the way, Zigante, looking back on the 2018 campaign, feels she has a lot to learn in her new position.

 

“It’s been a lot of fun,” Zigante said about her first season at Wasatch. “It’s been challenging. Not what we were hoping for record-wise, but I think we got our brand of soccer implemented and it will only get better from here.”

 

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(Photo by Kenny Bristow, Wasatch Wave)