SAN JOSÉ, Calif. – The San José State women’s soccer program adds Collin Audley to its coaching staff, SJSU officials announced on Thursday. Audley joins the Spartans as associate associate coach after two years as head coach of the Long Island University women’s soccer program.
“I’m incredibly excited to add Collin to our San Jose State Women’s Soccer staff,” said the head coach Tina Estrada. “Collin has tremendous experience in his playing career as well as coaching in the PAC-12 and SEC. His head coaching experience will be instrumental to elevating this program to the next level. We share the same passion, dedication and vision of this sport and are aligned with how to guide the elite student-athletes to success on and off the field. Our program and players are lucky to have him and can’t wait for him to get started. “
Audley brings eight years of collegiate coaching experience to the Spartans. Prior to his stint as head coach of the LIU Sharks, he spent six years serving as an assistant for the women’s soccer team at the University of Kentucky.
At Kentucky, he was responsible for implementing training programs, as well as breaking down the film for players, coaches, and recruits. While with the Wildcats, he participated in the UKAD Leadership Course and was pivotal in the development of an All-SEC Freshman Team recipient.
Audley spent two seasons as an assistant coach for the Stanford University men’s soccer team. Under his tutelage, the Cardinal compiled a 31-6-7 record across two seasons. He was a member of the National Staff of the Year in 2017, helping lead the team to a National Championship. Audley coached back-to-back PAC-12 Championship squads.
In addition to Kentucky and Stanford, Audley spent time at the Colorado School of Mines and his alma mater, the University of Denver. As an assistant with the Orediggers, his team reached the NCAA Division II quarterfinals in 2015, following a Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Championship.
After an impressive playing career for the University of Denver that included three All-Conference selections and a Newcomer of the Year Award, Audley played for both the Colorado Rapids and the Chicago Fire reserve squads in the Major League Soccer system.
Audley went on to become the Director of Operations and a volunteer assistant for Denver’s men’s team. In his one year with the Pioneers, the team won the Summit Conference, advancing to the NCAA Tournament.
What people are saying about Coach Audley
Chad Ashton, Interim Head Coach, DC United
“Collin was always a player who had an excellent understanding of the game of soccer. His intuition and ability to see the game at a high level allows him to see things several steps ahead of time. Those qualities carry over to him as a coach and serve the players under him to better understand the game and apply it at the highest level. “
Jeremy Gunn, The Knowles Family Director of Men’s Soccer, Stanford University
“I am thrilled to see Collin’s new role with the Spartans – he will be a fantastic addition. Collin is such an energetic, sincere, and knowledgeable coach who can deeply connect with players and staff alike. He is a coach that truly cares about the people he works with, and someone who can really help develop the holistic student-athlete. “
Frank Kohlenstein, Head Coach of Men’s Soccer, Central Arkansas University
“Collin Audley is a 24/7 -365 soccer guy, meaning he is always thinking about ways to improve his team, his student athletes and himself as a coach and a human being. He does all he can to make today better for his athletes than yesterday. San Jose State has gotten themselves a top-class coach and the great deal is that Collin always makes the athletes feel that he is lucky to work with them. He enjoys his work to make sure the athletes have a great experience. The Spartans will be moving up with Collin in the program. “