HEAD COACH PETER CUADRADO
Pete Cuadrado completed his seventh season at the helm of the Wyoming Cowgirl soccer program. He was hired on January 17, 2012 and became the fourth head coach in school history.
While in Laramie, he has compiled a 66-55-19 overall record and 36-28-8 Mountain West mark. 14 Cowgirls garnered postseason honors including six First Team All-MW, one Second Team All-MW, two Honorable Mention All-MW honorees, three MW All-Newcomer selections, two Third All-Pacific Region and three Capitol One Academic All-District VII First Team selections.
It was another record setting and many firsts in the programs history during the 2018 campaign. The team finished the season with a 12-4-4 overall record and 7-2-2 in the league to finish in a three way tie for first. With the victory over Colorado State, the Cowgirls earned a share of the 2018 Mountain West Title. It’s the first time in school history that UW soccer has been a part of a league title. The 12 wins tied the most in program history and the seven league wins was second most in school history. It was the fourth time in Cuadrado’s tenure that the program won 10-plus contests. The team went undefeated with a 6-0-3 record at the Louis S. Madrid, which was the first time since 2014. With eight shutouts on the year, equaled the mark from the 2015 and 2016 seasons, while 32 goals was second all-time. Taylor Burton garnered Mountain West Defensive Player of the Year and First Team All-MW honors. Annika Clayton was named Second Team while Savannah Warner earned All-Newcomer honors. With a 4-0 victory against Nevada, Cuadrado became the all-time winningest head coach in school history.
During the 2017 campaign, UW posted an overall mark of 8-9-1 and a 4-6-1 record in the Mountain West. Redshirt junior Brittney Stark was selected to the All-Newcomer Team. The Cowgirls made history in 2016, posting their third-straight season with at least 10 wins for the first time in program history. Wyoming finished the season 10-8-2 and earned its fourth-consecutive Mountain West playoff berth, one of only two schools in the conference to do so.
Cuadrado led the Cowgirls to a 10-6-4 overall record in 2015 and 6-4-1 record in the league. In 2014, he posted an 11-9-1 overall record. During the 2014 season, Cuadrado received MW Coach of the Year accolades by leading the Cowgirls to an 8-3 mark in league play and a second-place finish. He also coached Wyoming to a perfect 6-0-0 record at the Louis S. Madrid Sports Complex for the first undefeated home record in program history. He helped lead UW to 37 goals, the most in UW single-season history. Cuadrado led the Cowgirls to its second MW championship game after an overtime victory over New Mexico in the semifinals to tie UW’s best season finish since 2011. Along with his Coach of the Year honor, the Cowgirls boasted Freshman Player of the Year, Offensive Player of the Year, a First Team All-MW and a Second Team All-MW selections. Other postseason individual honors were awarded such as Capital One Academic All-District VII First Team, a TopDrawerSoccer.com Top 100 Freshman, NSCAA Scholar All-West Region and All-Pacific Region Second Team honoree.
Among his accomplishments during his second year at UW were leading the program to 31 goals, the most at the time in UW regular season history. Cuadrado led Wyoming to a 2-1 victory over San Diego State, which was SDSU’s first Mountain West regular-season loss since 2011. The Cowgirls also advanced to the quarterfinals of the Mountain West tournament for the second time in program history and earned Wyoming’s first postseason win since 2011 after defeating UNLV 4-2 in penalty kicks during the first round.
During his first season in 2012, the Cowgirls scored 30 goals on the year and notched six goals in a match against Montana State-Billings, third-most in UW single match history in 2012. He also coached three first team All-MW selections in his first two seasons with Wyoming. Off the field the Cowgirls continued to make tremendous progress academically. The 2013 season saw 13 Cowgirls earn Academic All-Mountain West, as 12 were named during Cuadrado’s first season in 2012.
Cuadrado joined the Cowgirl program after spending nine seasons as the head coach at North Dakota State University where he compiled a 93-62-18 record. During the 2011 season at NDSU, Cuadrado led the Bison to a school-record win total of 15. On their way to a 15-4-2 record, the Bison recorded 11 shutouts and posted a 7-1-1 mark in Summit League play. The Bison advanced to their third-straight Summit League tournament, advancing to the title game before falling to Oakland. He had two players earn postseason honors with one First Team All-Summit league and Defensive Player of the Year. He also coached the first player in NDSU history to a CoSIDA Academic All-America First Team honor.
The 2010 season was a historic season for NDSU and Cuadrado, earning the program’s first Summit League tournament title and advancing to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in program history. After winning their Summit League semifinal game in penalty kicks, the Bison downed Western Illinois, 3-1, in the league title game. The victory earned NDSU a berth in the NCAA tournament against No. 9 Texas A&M. The Bison tied the Aggies, 1-1, before falling in penalty kicks. Cuadrado had two players selected to the All-Summit League First Team. NDSU finished the season 12-5-6 and 6-2-1 in the Summit League.
Cuadrado led his 2009 Bison team to a 10-8-2 record and a 7-2 record in conference play. The 7-2 conference mark gave the Bison their first-ever league title, sharing the title with IUPUI and South Dakota State. The Bison’s first league title also earned them their first-ever Summit League Tournament bid. They finished the season leading the conference in goals, assists and points. Two Bison players also earned NDSU’s first Summit League First Team All-Conference honors since joining the league in 2007.
During the 2008 season, his Bison struggled with injuries and went 5-8-1, but he became the winningest coach in NDSU history. In 2007, the Bison ended the season 11-7-1, finishing their first season in the Summit League with a 3-4-1 record.
Playing their final season in the United Soccer Conference in 2006, Cuadrado and the Bison posted a 13-7-1 record and finished runner-up in the USC Tournament. In their second season as an NCAA Division I school in 2005, the Bison won 11 games (11-5-3) with 10 shutout victories. For his role leading the Bison to an 11-win season, he earned Division I Independent Coach of the Year honors.
His first season at NDSU, Cuadrado guided the Bison to an 11-3-2 record which was a .750 winning percentage and the second highest in the history of Bison soccer.
He completed his master’s in May 2002. Throughout his time coaching he has been active in the Olympic Development Program (ODP). Cuadrado also has his USSF National “B” Coaching License, National Goalkeeping License and National Youth License.
Cuadrado played college soccer at Northeastern Illinois University for two seasons before transferring to TCU. He was a member of the Horned Frogs soccer program and earned his bachelor’s degree in marketing in 2000.