Casey Tate completed his third year with the Nevada soccer team as a volunteer assistant coach last season and will enter the 2013 season as an assistant coach.
Tate came to Nevada from Seton Catholic Preparatory High School in Arizona where he was the girls' soccer coach and physical education teacher. During his tenure at Seton Catholic they won 2 Arizona high school state titles in 2006 and 2007. He was named Arizona State Coach of the Year 2007 and 2008, along with Region Coach of the Year 2007, 2008, and 2010. Tate was the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Coach of the Year 2006 and 2007.
Tate was an assistant coach on the Chandler-Gilbert staff for 8 years with numerous national academic and soccer awards, along with a 4th place finish at the NJCAA Junior College National Tournament. He was on the Arizona Olympic Development Staff for 4 years and helped run their YOP program. Tate coached with the Gilbert Arsenal Soccer Club taking his teams to a 1st place in league and a 4th place in state cup. He also was a volunteer coach for one season with the WPSL Northern Arizona Cheetahs.
Tate played at the collegiate level at Chandler-Gilbert Community College, Indiana Institute of Technology, and Arizona State University. He received his degree from Ottawa University in History. Tate holds his USSF B license.
"I am honored and very thankful for this opportunity to increase my role with the Wolf Pack family," Tate said. "I have enjoyed helping Dr. Price and Kirk Nelson build the tradition at Nevada as a volunteer. I am excited for the opportunity to continue to help the program reach its goals, both academically and athletically, while competing for a Mountain West championship in my increased role as an assistant coach. I will give everything I have to make these goals come true. I want to thank Dr. Price for this wonderful opportunity for my family."
Tate and his wife, Kristina, have three daughters, Ava, Maleah, Makenzie, and a son on the way.