After spending nine years as the head coach of North Dakota State's women's soccer program, Pete Cuadrado announced today that he will leave to take the head coaching position at Wyoming. Cuadrado compiled an overall record of 93-62-8 (.595) and guided the program to three straight Summit League tournaments and the program's first NCAA Division I tournament berth.
"I want to thankfor giving me this opportunity," said Cuadrado. "I want to thank all the people at North Dakota State that made Fargo special to me, especially our current and former players for all they have given to this program and how hard they worked. I am really going to miss everyone here at NDSU, but I am excited for the future of Bison soccer and I will always be their biggest fan."
"On behalf of Bison athletics, I wish to thank Pete for his service and commitment to the University and to the soccer program," said, the Director of Women's Athletics at North Dakota State. "Pete's hard work and dedication created a winning atmosphere of success both on and off the field. Most importantly the quality of the student-athletes Pete recruited were exceptional. I wish him and his family well in their new opportunity."
Dorn stated that a search for a new head coach would begin immediately.
Cuadrado came to North Dakota State in 2003 and was the third head coach in the 14-year history of the soccer program. He oversaw the program's transition from Division II to Division I and was named the Division I Independent coach of the year in 2005.
In 2009, the Bison finished in a tie for first in the Summit League regular season and advanced to the league tournament for the first time. Cuadrado guided the 2010 team to the program's first Summit League tournament title and berth in the NCAA Division I tournament. In 2011, the team set school records for season wins with 15 and season shutouts with 11 and played in the Summit League tournament title game for the second straight year.
He has coached 15 All-Summit League players as well as the 2011 league defensive player of the year. Cuadrado's players also excelled in the classroom as six players have earned Academic All-America awards.