Wasps Official Sponsor

Girl’s Soccer

Gretchen M. Zigante

188 South 300 east

Heber City, UT 84032

919-710-2278; zigantesoccer1@yahoo.com




  • Bachelor of Science, Biological Sciences, Idaho State University, 1999
  • American College of Educational Philosophy

Level II Sports Psychology Certificate, 1989

  • United States Soccer Federation National “A” License, 1999, 2004
  • United States Soccer Federation National “B” License, 1994
  • United States Soccer Federation National “C” License, 1989



Coaching Experience


  • Kinder Kixx, Raleigh, NC 2009-Current

Independent contractor for preschool-age soccer programs


  • Colonial Futbol Club, Colonial Baptist Church, Cary, NC-Current

Head Coach U11 and U14 Girls teams


  • Apex Soccer, Cary, NC 2008-2010

Director of Soccer Operations, Futsal and Goalkeeper Academies


  • Tompkins County United Soccer Club, Ithaca, NY, 2003-2008

Director of Soccer Operations, Director of Coaching


  • Cornell University, NCAA Division I, Ithaca New York, 2001-2007

Interim Head Coach, First Assistant Coach, Goalkeeper Coach

Distinctions: Numerous ALL Ivy and Academic ALL Ivy selections. Team ranked twice in top ten nationally in Division I for academic achievement.


  • San Diego State University , NCAA Division I, San Diego, California, 98-00

Assistant Coach, Goalkeeper coach

Distinctions: Ranked 8th nationally 1998; NCAA Sweet sixteen 1998; NCAA playoffs 1998 and 1999. Conference Champions 1998, 1999; Four All Americans; goalkeeper started for Mexican National Team; team had highest GPA of all sports teams 1998 and 1999 (3.3 overall)




  • Cal State University at San Bernardino (DII), San Bernardino, California, 1995-1998

Head Coach

Distinctions: ranked 4th in nation 1995, California Collegiate Athletic Association “Coach of the Year”, Four Academic All- American player selections, two All –American player selections.


  • Colorado College NCAA Division I, Colorado Springs, Colorado 1986-87

Assistant Coach, Goalkeeper Coach

Distinctions: consistent top ten national ranking and NCAA Final Four appearances


  • Sereno Soccer Club, Competitive Youth Soccer Club, Phoenix, AZ,200-2002

Professional Trainer and Goalkeeper Specialist

Distinctions: Far West Regional playoffs; placed 16 players to college soccer programs throughout the country.


  • Shiroki FC, Women’s Professional Team, Toyokawashi, Japan, 1993-1994

Professional Coach, Goalkeeper Specialist

Duties: Train goalkeepers for professional play; assist the head coach regarding player opinions and tactical ideas, translate, assist in contract negotiation and problem solving for foreign players.

Distinctions: First female professional coach hired in Japan; starting goalkeeper advanced to National Team during tenure.


  • Olympic Development Program (ODP), Region IV, 1986- 1999

Region IV Staff Coach, 1986-1999

Region IV Head Goalkeeper Coach, 1996-1997

Region IV 1981 Age Group Assistant Coach, 1998

Region IV 1983 Age Group Head Coach, 1999


  • Olympic Development Program (ODP) State, 1986-2001

Idaho State Boy’s Head Coach U16, U17 Age Group, 1988, 1989

Arizona State Girl’s Head Coach U17 Age Group 2000

Arizona State Head Goalkeeping Coach 2000-2001


Playing Experience


  • US Women’s National Team, 1986-1990

Full National Team player two international caps


  • UNC- Chapel Hill, 1986

Division I National Champions

Starting Goalkeeper





  • Fujita Tendai Mercury Women’s Professional Team, 1990-1994

Full professional player  Distinctions: First US Woman to play professionally. First US player to play in Japan.


  • US Region IV Teams 1986-1990 and Cozars women’s club team

Olympic Sports Festival Gold Medal, four time national finalists