Coach Justin Wagar is an 18-year experienced University coach from America will be joining the Platform Team, working to help place athletes in American Universities. Coach Wagar just retired last month as an NCAA Division 1 head coach after helping to lead his teams to 12 playoff bids in 14 years, six nationally ranked defences, four nationally ranked offences while posting an overall coaching record of 146-110-20 in his career. Wagar was honoured five times as Conference Coach of the Year, twice nominated as a semi-finalist for national College Coach of the Year, and has led his teams to the National tournament two times.
Wagar has coached four All-American players in his career and seven youth or full national team players at the University level. He recently stepped down from Grambling State University as the winningest coach in school history after the team posted a 35-26-3 record over the last three years with two trips to the championship game and a conference title in 2018. Wagar is an experienced veteran recruiter and has led women’s soccer teams for almost a decade each at the Division 1 level and Division II levels. Over two dozen of his student-athletes have gotten offers to go play professionally after their graduations.
Regarding joining the Platform Sports team Wagar said that “I’m really excited for this opportunity to work with Amrit and the Platform Team. I have known Amrit now for years having recruited some of his athletes in the past. I always appreciated how professional he was providing reliable timely information. Amrit is skilled at communicating the needs of his players and honest at assessing their abilities to play at a high level. I think we’ll do some great things with assisting soccer players to move on to play in the States for teams that fit their talent levels.”
Now we work! Watch this space.