Head Coach: Ben Wade
Assist Coaches: James Hodge, Rich Bourne, Warren Guess, Jordan Guess
Office: 530.251.6181 ext. 8704
Athletic Director: John Jones
School Colors: Black and Orange
President: Dr. Marlon Hall
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Benjamin "Coach" Wade
|Aug. 27||Monday||Fresno City College||Lake Tahoe, CA||2:00 p.m.||T 3-3|
|Aug. 28||Tuesday||Cosumnes River College||Lake Tahoe, CA||2:00 p.m.||W 2-1|
|Aug. 31||Friday||Hartnell Tournament (v. Harnell)||Salinas, CA||TBA||T 1-1 / W 4-3 Pks|
|Sept 1||Saturday||Hartnell Tournament (v. City College San Francisco)||Salinas, CA||TBA||L 1-0|
|Sept 2||Sunday||Hartnell Tournament (v. Fresno)||Salinas, CA||TBA||W 2-0|
|Sept 12||Wednesday||Cabrillo College||Pacifica, CA||7:00 p.m.||W 2-1|
|Sept 13||Thursday||Foothill College||Palo Alto, CA||2:00 p.m.||T 1-1|
|Sept 21||Friday||College of Sequoias||Visalia, CA||3:30 p.m.||W 5-1|
|Sept 22||Saturday||West Hills||Visalia, CA||10:00 a.m.||W 1-0|
|Oct. 2||Tuesday||Shasta College *||Susanville, CA||4:00 p.m.||W 3-1|
|Oct. 9||Tuesday||Butte College *||Chico, CA||2:00 p.m.||W 7-2|
|Oct. 12||Friday||Feather River College *||Susanville, CA||4:00 p.m.||T 1-1|
|Oct. 16||Tuesday||Shasta College *||Redding, CA||2:00 p.m.||W 10-0|
|Oct. 23||Tuesday||Butte College *||Susanville, CA||2:00 p.m.||W 5-0|
|Oct. 30||Tuesday||Feather River College *||Susanville, CA||2:00 p.m.||L 2-0|
|Nov. 2||Friday||Shasta College *||Susanville, CA||4:00 p.m.||W 14-0|
|Nov. 6||Tuesday||Feather River College *||Quincy, CA||12:00 p.m.||W 3-2|
|Nov. 8||Thursday||Butte College *||Chico, CA||2:00 p.m.||W 9-0|
|Nov. 17||Saturday||Play-offs v. Feather River College||Quincy, CA||2:00 p.m.||W 1-0|
|Nov. 20||Tuesday||Play-offs v. Taft College||Taft, CA||2:00 p.m.||L 2-1|
|Final Season Record||14-3-3|
* Golden Valley Conference Games
Benjamin "Coach" Wade comes to Lassen College with over 13 years of collegiate and professional coaching experience. Wade graduated from the University of Tennessee in 1993 with a Bachelors degree in business marketing.
While at Tennessee, he played club soccer and then became an assistant coach for two years (1991-93).
In May 2005, he received his Master's of Music Degree from the University of Nevada. In the NSCAA, he has received the Premier, Advanced National, and National Diplomas.
He took his first head coaching job at Simpson University (Redding, California) and had to build the program from ground up in 1997.
In the two years he was at SU, he took them to the National Christian College Athletic Association and finished ranked #8 in the nation in their first year and then finished ranked #3 in the nation his second year. He was twice named the NCCAA National Coach of the Year and his team in 1998 was ranked as high as #2 in the nation (NCCAA).
His second stop was a two-year stay at Patten University in Oakland, California from 1999 through 2001. Again, Wade had to build the women's soccer program from scratch. He coached both the men and women's teams at Patten, brought both programs to national recognition and was the conference coach of the year in 2000.
Once again, Wade moved onto another challenge in 2002 as he felt called to Lassen College to start their women's soccer program. In his first year, he went 23-3-0 and lost the Final Eight of the California Community College Tournament, and finished with a #6 national ranking (NSCAA). In only his second season at Lassen, his team came close to being the best team in the nation and in the California Community College system but lost to four-time C.C.C. champion Long Beach. They had a regular season record of 20-0-0, finished the year at 23-1-0, and was ranked #3 in the nation (NSCAA). This past season, his team was ranked as high as #3 in the NSCAA Junior College Poll and finished with a #17 ranking and a 19-2-1 record. Overall Coach Wade's record is 67-6-1 record at Lassen Community College.
From Lassen Community College Benjamin Wade went to the NCAA where he was the head coach of Southwest Baptist University for four years 2005-2009. During his tenure there he led the team to national rankings in every category and in 2008 made it all the way to the MIAA Championship.
Working internationally, Wade has done professional internships in England, the West Indies, and Argentina. In 2003, he worked with Enfield Town and the Arsenal FC in London, England. His first international internship came in the summers of 2000 and 2001 with the Cordoba FC in Cordoba, Argentina. In the summer of 2002, he worked with the West Indies National Team.
"I am very happy to be coaching at Lassen College again", says Wade. "It is an excellent community college, with an eye to making an impact on not only the community but each and every student who studies here. I plan on enriching the campus goals and infusing these young men with life lessons to take away long after they leave the soccer pitch."
Starting off the 2012-13 season, head coach Ben Wade says "This is the best team I have ever coached." “The depth, the talent, we have it all. I’m also very excited to increase the coaching staff for 2012. Returning Assistant coach Jim Hodge of Susanville will be joined by Warren Guess and Jordan Guess, both residents of Susanville, as Goal Keeper coach and Assistant coach. Also joining the coaching staff will be long time collegiate coach Rich Bourne from Redding, CA.”
"Richard was my soccer mentor 17 years ago when I first started coaching college soccer. We are so excited to have him here working with the team. He is a possession specialist and, as anyone knows, a head coach is only as good as his coaching staff!"
The soccer team has begun the current season with an excellent start and according to the September 4, 2012 poll, is now ranked #5 in the nation, the highest ranking that they have ever achieved.