RENO, Nev. – University of Nevada head soccer coach Jaime Frias has announced his resignation for family reasons, Wolf Pack director of athletics Cary Groth announced Monday afternoon.
“My family has decided to move to Virginia. My wife has accepted a job closer to her home, and it is a great move for my family,” Frias said. “I’m grateful for the opportunity given to me by Cary and her administration at the University of Nevada. This is a place I truly believe in, and I know the Wolf Pack soccer program will have continued success in the near future. I am confident I have laid a good foundation, and I’m extremely happy with where the program is today.
“I want to thank the student-athletes and my staff for the great experience I had as the head coach here at the University of Nevada. I also want to send a special thanks to the community and all of the supporters of the Wolf Pack soccer program.”
Frias, who just completed his second season as head coach, led Nevada to the WAC championship game earlier this month.
This season, his team set a school record for the most WAC wins in a season with a 5-3 mark as the team finished tied for third in the conference standings. T
he Wolf Pack also tied the longest win streak in program history with five consecutive victories to end the season. In addition, two players earned All-WAC honors while three were named to the WAC All-Tournament team.
During the 2007-08 season, his first as head coach, Frias led his team to a semifinal finish at the WAC Tournament while three players earned All-WAC honors, two players garnered WAC All-Tournament honors and eight student-athletes were named to the Academic All-WAC team.
During his two years at Nevada, Frias compiled a 13-16-3 overall record and a 7-7-1 mark in WAC play. The 10 wins the team recorded this year marks the third-best single season win total in program history behind the 11 wins in 2005 and the 13 wins in 2006.
“We want to wish Jaime and his family the best of luck in the future. He did a tremendous job with the Wolf Pack soccer program in his two seasons at Nevada,” Groth said. “Jaime is leaving the team in excellent shape for future success, and we are confident that our next head coach will be able to bring our program to the next level.”
A national search to replace Frias will begin immediately.