Pierce Departs From WLC Women's Soccer Post

Wisconsin Lutheran head women's soccer coach Tony Pierce
Wisconsin Lutheran head women's soccer coach Tony Pierce

Release courtesy of Wisconsin Lutheran College athletics communications

MILWAUKEE (WLCSports.com) – Wisconsin Lutheran College Director of Athletics Skip Noon announced today that 10th-year head women's soccer coach Tony Pierce has stepped down from his coaching position. The longest-tenured coach in program history, Pierce held two separate head coaching stints with the Warriors from 1996-1997 and 2012-2019.

"We thank Tony for all of his efforts with our women's soccer program," said Noon. "The positive influence that he brought to the team and our department every day will be missed and we wish him the best of luck."

In the first year of his first stint as head coach, Pierce guided the Warriors to an 11-win season, which ranks second in program history for most wins in a season. That same year, WLC also won a program-record nine conference games. Pierce, who was inducted into the Wisconsin Soccer Hall of Fame in 2017, returned to Wisconsin Lutheran in 2012 to begin an eight-year run and posted an eight-win campaign, the most since 2002.

The second-winningest coach in program history, Pierce won 53 games, including 34 conference matches. He also mentored 15 players who earned a total of 21 all-conference awards.