Women's soccer fills out 2006 coaching staff

San Jose, Calif. - Craig Winans and Adrienne Herbst have been named assistant coaches for the San Jose State University women’s soccer program. The announcement was made by Spartan head coach Dave Siracusa.

Winans most recently had been the director of coaching of the Xtreme Soccer Club, based in Pacifica, Calif., where he was responsible for building the recently-formed club program. In addition, he was the girls’ head coach at Sacred Heart Cathedral Prep in San Francisco, Calif., since 2004.

Winans has also been a state staff coach/instructor since 1997 and District Olympic Development Program head coach since 1995 for the California Youth Soccer Association (CYSA), based in Pleasanton, Calif.

The 1981 San Francisco State University graduate majored in business with an emphasis in accounting. Winans also attended the United States Air Force Academy, where he played collegiate soccer, and Cal State Hayward. The San Francisco native holds an NSCAA Advanced National diploma and a USSF National “C” license.

Herbst, who will be coaching at the major college level for the first time in 2006, concluded her three-year Spartan playing career in 2005 as a senior tri-captain and “Coaches’ Award” recipient. She started 42 of 47 games in goal for San Jose State following one season at the University of the Pacific. She compiled a 2.24 goals-against-average while making 227 saves, which rank her second at the school and 10th all-time in the Western Athletic Conference.

Herbst was a San Jose State University “Scholar-Athlete” and three-time Academic All-WAC honoree during her Spartan days, earning her degree in English in June 2006. She is a 2002 graduate of Santa Teresa High School in San Jose, where she was the starting goalie for the two-time Central Coast Section champions. Herbst was a four-time all-league pick and the section’s “Most Valuable Player” as a senior for the Saints.

“I’m happy to have them,” said Siracusa, who is entering his third season in charge in 2006. “First of all, Adrienne is familiar with the program, because she has been in it. She was a highly technical goalkeeper, and is quite demanding, so the goalkeepers are in good hands. Craig’s strengths are more comprehensive. He is very organized, and his on-field coaching will be a huge plus for us. The program is on a good footing with these additions to the staff.”

For San Jose State, Winans’ main responsibilities will be to work with the forwards and midfielders on the field, and help with recruiting and budgeting off of it. Herbst will work primarily with the goalkeepers, and provide administrative assistance, including travel coordination.