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Wassell promoted to associate head coach

PSU women's soccer

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State women’s soccer head coach Erica Dambach announced the promotion of Tim Wassell, a Hollidaysburg native, to associate head coach Thursday.

Beginning his 12th season with the Nittany Lions in fall 2021, Wassell directs the goalkeepers and defensive unit and has been integral to the Nittany Lions’ recruiting success. Prior to joining Penn State, Wassell was the women’s soccer head coach at Penn State Altoona for three seasons from 2007-09, posting a 48-11-5 record with 39 shutouts.

“Tim has long established himself as one of the top assistant coaches in the country, and I trust him with every aspect of our program,” Dambach said. “His attention to detail and overall knowledge of the sport is at an incredibly high level, and he works diligently to stay up on all of the modern trends of the game.”

As a goalkeeper at Penn State Altoona, Wassell was a two-time NSCAA Mid-Atlantic Region selection in 2004 and 2005 and a two-time All-AMCC first-team pick as well. He was named the 2005 PSU Altoona Scholar-Athlete of the Year and was mentioned among the coaches of the AMCC as the Preseason Player of the Year in 2005. Wassell will be inducted in the Penn State Altoona Athletics inaugural Hall of Fame class in October.

Prior to his time at Altoona, Wassell was a member of the East Stroudsburg squad from 2000-02, earning two Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference championships with an NCAA College Cup appearance in 2000.

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