Bryan Waggoner was named the fifth head coach in program history in January of 2018 after serving as head coach at Randolph College for the previous 11 seasons.
In his first two seasons as head coach at Wheaton, Waggoner has compiled an overall record of 18-18-2 and a 7-7 NEWMAC record. Under Coach Waggoner, the Lyons have finished third and fourth in the conference while making appearances in the semifinals both years.
Waggoner built the Randolph men's soccer program from scratch when the college transitioned to coeducation in 2007. Since then, he has guided the WildCats to an appearance in the highly regarded Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Tournament every season since entering the league in 2008. In 2011, he helped to lead Randolph to the schools first-ever ODAC championship in a men's sport, and its first-ever NCAA tournament appearance for a men's athletic program, as the WildCats won a school-record 18 games and advanced to the NCAA sweet 16. For his efforts, Waggoner was named the ODAC Coach of the Year.
In 2013, Waggoner was named the Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSIDA) Coach of the Year, as Randolph went 17-2-1 and won the ODAC regular-season crown, ranking as high as No. 15 nationally in both the United Soccer Coaches (USC) and D3soccer.com polls. That squad became the first team in ODAC history to win 10 league games in a single men's soccer season. In 2015, the WildCat's finished second in the ODAC with a 7-1-3 record, along with an 11-game unbeaten streak, en route to a 13-5-3 record and a trip to the ODAC Championship game.
Prior to Randolph, Waggoner spent three seasons as an assistant coach at his alma mater, the University of Richmond. Waggoner also spent time as the head coach at Douglas S. Freeman High School in Richmond, Va., where he amassed a 24-11-8 record over three seasons, as well as spending one season as the assistant men's and women's soccer coach at Linfield College in Oregon.
At the club level, Waggoner has served as the technical director of the Virginia Capital Area Soccer League, where he analyzed, evaluated, and trained teams throughout the club system. In addition, he was the head coach of the under-18 boy's elite team, guiding it to five tournament championships and a final four standing in the state cup.
Waggoner is a 2002 graduate of the University of Richmond and was a four-year letter winner in men's soccer for the Spiders. He served as team captain his senior year under head coach Jeff Gettler, who coached former Wheaton men's soccer coach Matt Cushing at the University of Massachusetts. Waggoner earned the Coaches Award for his leadership skills his senior season and graduated from Richmond with a degree in sociology.
|2011||18-6||6-4||NCAA Championships Sectional Semifinal|
|Career Totals||125-98-24||60-40-17||13 Seasons|