TERRI PATRAW INDUCTED INTO HALL OF FAME
Soccer Coach Terri Patraw was inducted into the Mounds View High School Athletic Hall of Fame. Patraw graduated from Mounds View High School in Arden Hills, Minnesota. She competed in soccer, basketball and softball and was a two-time all-state soccer honoree and ranks second on the school’s all-times goal list with 64.
A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Arizona State University, Terri Patraw has been a college athlete, business owner, author, and head soccer coach. She earned a Division I soccer scholarship from the University of Wisconsin, where she majored in Journalism.
As a student-athlete, she competed in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Final Four and her team was ranked second in the nation her senior season. During her career she was named a Central Region All-American and she was a member of the All Big-Ten Academic Team.
Patraw began her coaching career while still in college, leading several high school teams in Madison, Wisconsin. After earning a B.A. in Journalism, she chose to remain in the area and continue coaching for another few months before accepting a Region II Olympic Development Program Staff Coach position with the U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF) as a National "A" Licensed Coach.
She later became the Assistant Soccer Coach and Recruiting Coordinator at the University of Kentucky and Washington State University.
Patraw then earned the distinction of being named the first Head Soccer Coach at Arizona State University (ASU). She built the program, an NCAA Division I soccer team, from its genesis. In only four recruiting classes, she led the team to the second round of the NCAA Tournament and #13 in the national rankings, defeating several top 25-ranked teams, including the National Runner-up, UCLA.
After earning her M.B.A. from ASU, Patraw was named the Head Soccer Coach at the University of Nevada. There she led the program to the NCAA Tournament and Conference Championship while earning Most Improved Team in the Nation honors by the NCAA. She is the only coach in program history to lead Nevada to a winning season.