At a team meeting on Saturday morning in Austin, Texas Women’s Athletic Director, Chris Plonsky, informed team members that Texas’ contract with Head Coach Chris Petrucelli would not be renewed. As of Saturday, Chris Petrucelli is no longer the coach of Texas Soccer. In addition, Assistant Coaches Sarah Barnes and Kat Mertz have also been let go.
During Petrucelli’s tenure in Austin, the Longhorns went 165-88-26 with a winning percentage of 64%.
Texas now faces the task of selecting a new head coach to lead the soccer program. It is expected that the team will be without a head coach for a few weeks as the process takes its course.