Women’s Soccer returns Baez as assistant coach
After a successful first season as an assistant coach for two teams that saw Celt Men’s Soccer reach the Sweet 16 Round of the NCAA Tournament, Celt Women’s Soccer is excited to welcome former graduate assistant Alex Baez back to the UST team in the assistant coach role. Under new Head Coach Nataki Stewart, the program strives to achieve new standards and capitalize on Baez’s contributions.
“When I met Alex, I quickly realized that his attention to detail and relationship-building traits were of the highest order,” Stewart said. “When I arrived on campus in March, he did an amazing job with our team.”
Baez is a Houston native who graduated from Houston Baptist University (now Houston Christian University) in 2016. While at HBU, Baez played collegiate soccer for the Huskies as a center midfielder, making the all-conference team all four years. Upon graduating with his degree in Kinesiology Wellness Management, Baez coached the Albion Hurricanes FC soccer club. He then moved to the collegiate ranks to serve as the men's and women's assistant at the University of Houston-Victoria (UHV). While at UHV, Alex helped the Jaguars men's team win three regular seasons and two conference tournaments. As for the women, they reached new heights making the conference tournament in two of his three seasons there. This season at the University of St. Thomas, Alex will support men's and women's soccer as an assistant coach.
“Alex has been a part of championship cultures throughout his coaching career but, most importantly, knows how to build and sustain it,” Steward added. “His ability to get the best out of others will be a tremendous asset to our team.”
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