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Utah Valley will begin playing men's soccer in the fall of 2014.
Five signees hail from Utah, with another pair from out-of-state.
Senior forward Jaime Lyons took home Tournament MVP honors.
The Wolverines go for back-to-back tournament titles vs. Howard Monday at 7 p.m.
Six Wolverines landed on the GWC All-Conference lists.
Brent Anderson, the longest tenured coach in the program's history, enters the 2012 season having won Great West Conference Coach of the Year three straight times. In those seasons, he has led Utah Valley to two GWC divisional championships, a pair of GWC tournament championships, and the only regular season title in league history.
The Wolverines have notched 42 wins over the last four seasons, running Anderson's six-year career record to 55-57-7.
Having led Utah Valley to back-to-back Great West Conference West Division Championships, his 2011 squad earned the first-ever GWC Regular Season crown, going 5-1-0 in league play. The Wolverines went on to claim their second GWC Tournament title in the last three years with a pair of wins at the conference championships in Newark, New Jersey.
The championship-winning team featured eight all-conference award winners, including the Offensive Player of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, and Newcomer of the Year, marking the second time in Anderson's tenure that UVU has swept the major postseason conference awards.
In 2010, he coached eight all-conference performers including the offensive and defensive players of the year and the newcomer of the year.
From the start of the Great West Conference's inception in 2009, Anderson and Utah Valley went 14 games against conference opponents without a loss and have gone a combined 14-2-1 against the GWC over two seasons.
The 2008 Anderson-coached Wolverines finished with the most wins, the highest winning percentage and got off to the best start in school history. UVU was 11-7-1 including a perfect 5-0 in the United Soccer Conference regular season.
2008 also saw the Wolverines go unbeaten in their first five games, going 4-0-1, for the best start in program history. The start of the season, combined with the last two matches of the 2007 season, set a school record with a seven-game unbeaten streak. The 2008 season was also highlighted by a five-game winning streak during October.
The success of that '08 season can be attributed in large part to the team's defensive success and a philosophy that Anderson instilled in his club. UVU surrendered just 21 goals on the season for a 1.08 goals against average, far and away school records. Eight shutouts on the year also set a new school record.
In 2007, the Wolverines fielded a young squad, returning just one regular starter from the previous season. With as many as seven true freshmen starting some games, Utah Valley finished with a 6-13-1 record.
The Wolverines posted a 4-1 record in regular season United Soccer Conference action and peaked at the right time, winning their final two games to win the United Soccer Conference Tournament Championship for the first time in UVU's three years in the tournament.
An unbeaten 2-0-1 record against in-state opponents highlighted the 2006 season, with victories over Utah State and Southern Utah and a tie against Dixie State in a game that was suspended due to inclement weather.
After beating Delaware State, 2-1 in the first round, UVU finished its season in the United Soccer Conference (USC) tournament semifinals losing to South Dakota State in a shootout.
In his first season leading Utah Valley, Anderson's Wolverines posted a 7-10-2 record, which at the time was the team's best winning percentage since its first Division I season (2003).
Anderson stresses overall discipline on and off the field. He teaches the importance of practicing hard, being disciplined in all workouts and a successful student.
Before coming to the Orem campus he was an assistant coach at Utah State for eight years. Anderson helped guide USU to its most successful season in 2003. That year, the Aggies finished 10-7-2.
While coaching at Utah State, Anderson was the Director of Coaches for the Valencia Futbol Club, one of the state's premier club teams located in Cache Valley.
Anderson holds a United States Soccer Federation National "B" Coaching License. To gain the prestigious license, Anderson has worked out with the United States national team's coaching staff in several rigorous sessions before passing certified coaching tests administered by the coaches.
Since 2002, Anderson has worked with the Utah state Olympic Development Program (ODP). He trains with and coaches young soccer players who aspire to play for the United States National team.
He has also worked with numerous other clubs throughout the state of Utah. Currently, Anderson is an assistant coach of two of Utah Valley's Celtic Storm club teams. He coaches the U-18 and U-14. Recently, Anderson helped lead the U-18 team to a second-place finish in state competition and a quarterfinal appearance at Regionals in Las Vegas.
Prior to his coaching career, Anderson played club soccer at Utah State for four years. He was a four-year starter and team captain in 1996 and 1997 as a goalkeeper.
Anderson was named First-Team All-Region National College Soccer Association (NCSA) in 1997. In the NCSA, he played against teams such as Arizona, Michigan, Tennessee and Kansas State. As team captain, he led the Utah State club team to the NCSA Final Four in 1997.
After finishing his playing career, Anderson started the Cadence Soccer Shop in Cache Valley. He ran clinics and held leagues with the business from 1996 to 2000. In 1998, Anderson opened Ultimate Sports, an Indoor Soccer Facility located in Hyde Park, Utah. He worked as the director of operations, the director of player development and the head coach of several club teams while running the business. The facility also included other recreational activities including a rock-climbing wall.
Anderson is a native of Logan, Utah. He graduated from Mountain Crest High School in 1989. He played soccer all four years. In his senior year he was named to the All-Region team.
When Anderson is not coaching soccer he enjoys spending time with his family, snowboarding, skateboarding and playing indoor soccer with his family and friends.
Anderson and his wife Kathy have three kids: Tennessee, Easton and Kaiya.