Former Tiger standout Edward Cartee has completed five seasons as an assistant Trinity men’s soccer coach. The 2009 Trinity graduate returned to campus in 2012 as a member of the Tigers coaching staff.
As an assistant to Head Coach Paul McGinlay, Coach Cartee's contributions have been a major aspect of the Tigers’ continuing success. During his tenure, Trinity has won five Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Championships, advanced to the NCAA Division III Playoffs five times, and competed in the national Quarterfinals on three occasions.
Coach Cartee 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 had a triple major in history, Chinese, and Spanish. Coach Cartee studied at the National Taiwan Normal University (Taipei, Taiwan) on a Ministry of Education (MOE) Huayu Enrichment Scholarship, a postgraduate language immersion program.
As a defender on Trinity’s team from 2005-2008, Coach Cartee greatly enhanced the Tigers program. Trinity 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. Additionally, the Tigers advanced to the quarterfinals in 2005 and 2008, and won four SCAC Championships.
Coach Cartee was elected to the ESPN Academic All-American First Team in 2008. He gained international playing experience with Taipei City FC during the 2009-10 season, and later trained at Estudiantes de La Plata in Argentina. Coach Cartee also played in the Gothia Cup at Gothenburg, Sweden, in 2001 and 2002.
Coach Cartee also serves as head coach of San Antonio’s Central Catholic High School soccer team. During his first season at the revered all boys school, Coach Cartee guided the Buttons to the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS) Division I state final four. In 2014 and 2017, Central Catholic captured the state championship. Coach Cartee was elected the 2014 TAPPS Division I Coach of the Year. He also holds a United States Soccer Federation “A” License, and was an assistant director of DC United's Summer Camps from 2012 to 2014.
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.