Casey Mann begins his second season as an assistant coach at Arizona, where he is primarily responsible for instruction of the Wildcat goalkeepers.
Mann came to the UA last year after spending 2000-01 as a West Des Moines Soccer Club head coach and as the goalkeeper coach and a head girls coach for the Iowa Soccer Association Olympic Development Program.
Prior to that, Mann was an assistant coach and the goalkeeper coach for the Arizona State women’s soccer program for the 1999-2000 school year. During that season, the Sun Devils posted a 13-6-0 overall record and went 5-4 in Pac-10 play, finishing fifth. That was the most successful season to date in that program’s young history.
Mann’s other coaching experience includes being the women’s assistant coach and the men’s goalkeeper coach at Grand View College, in Des Moines, Iowa. He also tutored the goalkeeping staff for the Iowa United Soccer Club in Des Moines.
During his professional playing career as a goalkeeper for the Des Moines Menace, Mann propelled his team to two National Final Fours and two top-ten finishes in the USL Premier Development League.
As a collegiate goalkeeper at Grand View, Mann earned NAIA All-America, All-Midwest Region and All-Midwest Classic Conference honors. Mann received his bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Grand View in 1997. His wife, Tawnya, also volunteers her time in assisting the Wildcat soccer coaching staff.