Chad Hagerty makes an impact in both the Cardiff Mustangs competitive program and the Cardiff Soccer recreational program, coaching Mustangs teams, and leading the Pro Coaching program for the recreational side of Cardiff soccer. Chad loves working with the younger age groups. He believes it’s more important for young players to focus on the development of fundamental skills than on winning games. This focus on technical development will lead to greater success for players throughout their playing careers. Chad is a Kentucky native who has loved soccer his whole life. He graduated from Saint Xavier High School and University of Kentucky, where he was a 2008 and 2009 ESPN Academic All-American. Prior to joining the Mustangs coaching team, he coached in Louisville, Kentucky and locally with TopSoccer as well.
More about Coach Hagerty
- USSF C license
- Played for the San Diego Sockers and Sockers 2 as a valuable asset on both sides of the field. recording blocks, assists, and goals
- Spent two seasons with the PASL Louisville Lightning from 2009-2011, scoring 17 goals with 17 assists (34 points) in 2010-2011
- 3-time Conference USA All-Academic Team selection, two-time KHSAA First team All-State selection and the 2003 Kentucky Eurosport Player of the Year, and was named a 2004 NSCAA Adidas Academic All-American after 2004 senior season
- Graduated from the University of Kentucky in the Spring ’10 with a degree in Exercise Science and is the owner of Gurilla Battalion, an athletics products company
- Has a sister Melissa, a brother Andrew, and a Golden Retriever named Nicki