Former Tiger standout Edward Cartee is in his sixth season as an assistant Trinity men’s soccer coach. The 2009 Trinity graduate returned to the program in 2012 as a member of the Tigers coaching staff.
Coach Cartee’s contributions have been a major aspect of the Tigers’ continuing success. During his time as an assistant coach, Trinity has captured five Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Championships, qualified for the NCAA Division III playoffs five times, and advanced to the national Quarterfinals on three occasions.
United Soccer Coaches (formerly National Soccer Coaches Association of America) selected Coach Cartee for the prestigious 2017-18 class of the 30 Under 30 Program. Fifteen men and 15 women, age 30 and under, receive scholarships for special courses, and are matched with a veteran mentor.
Coach Cartee also serves as head coach of San Antonio’s Central Catholic High School soccer team. Coach Cartee was tabbed as the 2017 Boys Coach of the Year by the San Antonio Express-News. The award was well deserved, as the Buttons won the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS) state championship in 2017. He was also elected the 2014 TAPPS Division I Coach of the Year, as the revered all boys school brought home the state championship trophy for the first time in his tenure.
He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Trinity in May 2009. He was a summa cum laude graduate, a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and majored in history, Chinese, and Spanish. Coach Cartee studied at the National Taiwan Normal University (Taipei, Taiwan) on a Ministry of Education Huayu Enrichment Scholarship, a postgraduate language immersion program.
As a defender on the Tigers team from 2005-2008, Coach Cartee was strong force as part of Trinity’s continuing legacy. The Tigers earned NCAA Playoff berths in each of his four years of competition and finished as national runner-up in 2007 with a 23-1-0 record. Trinity also advanced to the Quarterfinals in 2005 and 2008 and won four SCAC Championships.
Coach Cartee was elected to the ESPN Academic All-America First Team in 2008. He obtained international playing experience with Taipei FC during the 2009-10 season and later trained at Estudiantes de La Plata in Argentina. Coach Cartee played in the Gothia Cup at Gothenburg, Sweden, in 2001 and 2002.
The Oak Ridge, North Carolina, native attended the IMG Soccer Academy in Bradenton, Florida, where he was team captain from 2003-2005. The team toured Brazil in 2004. Coach Cartee was a summer staff coach at IMG from 2005-2011, and supervised daily operations. Prior to joining the Trinity staff, he was a coach with the Greensboro (NC) United Soccer Association from 2010-2012. Coach Cartee was also an assistant director of DC United’s Summer Camps from 2012-2014.
He holds an “A” License from the United States Soccer Federation.