Women's Soccer Assistant Coach
Amy Edwards ? who spent six years as a player or assistant coach under Randy Waldrum at the University of Tulsa from 1989-94 ? rejoined Waldrum?s staff in 1999 and now is embarking on her fourth year as an assistant women?s soccer coach at Notre Dame in 2002. Edwards, who served as the head women[apos]s soccer coach at Tulsa from 1995-98, coordinates recruiting and field player development for the Notre Dame women?s soccer program.
Edwards had been a part of the Tulsa women?s soccer program for 11 seasons, all but the first year of the program?s existence. She played at Tulsa from 1988-91, the last three years under Waldrum, and then spent two years as a graduate assistant coach to Waldrum (?92-?93) and one year as a full-time assistant in ?94. She took over the head coaching position in 1995, when Waldrum became the head coach at Baylor in his native Texas.
In her first season at Tulsa, Edwards inherited a team that had finished 6-9-2 in ?94. She proceeded to lead the 1995 Golden Hurricane to a 13-4-1 record, the second-most wins in school history. Tulsa also finished with a 12-7-0 record in ?98, the third-most wins in school history, before losing 3-2 to 15th-ranked BYU in the Western Athletic Conference Tournament.
Edward?s four teams at Tulsa combined for a 47-25-6 record (.641) and appeared in three WAC tournaments, with her players combining for six all-WAC honors.
During her playing days as a four-year starting midfielder, Edwards was named to the 1991 first team all-South Region squad, as selected to the National Soccer Coaches Association. A four-year team captain, she ranks fifth on Tulsa?s all-time scoring list.
Following her collegiate career, Edwards competed at the 1994 U.S. Olympic Festival in St. Louis, where she led her team to a bronze medal.
Born May 24, 1970, the Broken Arrow, Okla., native holds a U.S. Soccer Federation coaching license. Edwards graduated from Tulsa in 1992 with a degree in marketing and earned a Master[apos]s degree in education from Tulsa in 1997.