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Marble Falls girls soccer coach takes Lake Travis boys job

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF

MARBLE FALLS — Trey Young officially resigned as the Marble Falls High School girls head soccer coach July 11.

He is leaving to become the assistant boys soccer coach at Lake Travis.

“It’s just time,” he said of his decision. “(Lake Travis) offers more potential for growth. I think I’ve grown a lot over the six to seven years I’ve been in Marble Falls.”

Young coached for one year in Dallas and then lived overseas for 13 years before returning to the United States.

In all, he spent six years at Marble Falls. He was the goalie’s coach for both the boys and girls programs in his first year. Then, he spent three years as the boys junior varsity coach under former head coach Michael Nave.

Young guided the junior varsity boys squad to a third-place finish in district play in his first year as the coach and followed that with the team’s first-ever district championship a year later and a runner-up finish in 2012.

When former girls coach Paulette Moczygemba left during the summer of 2012 to become an assistant coach at Lake Travis, Young was promoted to head coach of the Lady Mustangs by former athletic director Todd Dodge.

In two seasons as head coach, the Lady Mustangs finished 15-22-6 overall, posting a 2-18 record in District 25-4A. Their non-district record was 13-4-6.

Young said he is grateful to Nave and former athletic director Cord Woerner, adding he learned from both men.

“I really liked how they treated kids,” he said. “I liked how Cord treated coaches. They’re really good men.”

He said Nave tried to emphasis to his players the importance of seeing the big picture when it came to education.

One of the reasons why Lake Travis head coach David Bammel hired Young is because of his background in coaching goalies, the former Mustang said.

And because he was the head coach, Young said he better understands what Bammel will need from his assistants to be successful.

“I think I can take charge and do things,” he said. “There are true few soccer guys, (which is) a guy whose primary sport is soccer and whose primary interest is soccer. I feel like that’ll be valuable.”

jfierro@thepicayune.com

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