Adapting Games, Training to Win - Derek Pittman, UTSA Women`s Soccerby Texas High School Coaches Association
Adapting Games, Training to Win - Derek Pittman, UTSA Women's Soccer
Derek Pittman enters his fourth season with UTSA after being hired on May 7, 2018 as the third head coach of the soccer program. He joined the Roadrunners after spending four seasons in the same capacity at the University of Idaho.
A native of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Pittman was a four-year starter and team captain for the University of Tulsa soccer program. He earned All-Missouri Valley Conference honors as a goalkeeper in 1995. Pittman went on to play professionally for the Barrow Amateur Football Club in Barrow, England, and the Columbus-Comets and Savannah RugRatz in the Eastern Indoor Soccer League.
He returned to Tulsa to complete his bachelor’s degree in business administration in 1998. He then began his coaching career as a graduate assistant with the Golden Hurricane. He has additional coaching experience at the club level with the Pride Soccer Club of Missouri, the Tulsa Soccer Club and the Little Rock Futbol Club of Arkansas and is a United States Soccer Federation ‘A’ licensed coach.