Edward Cartee, who has spent the last decade as an assistant coach with Division III power Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, is entering his first season as the head coach of the CMS men's soccer program in 2023.
During his tenure at Trinity under head coach Paul McGinlay, Cartee helped the Tigers to a combined record of 189 wins, 29 losses and 16 ties, good for an .842 winning percentage. He helped Trinity to three consecutive appearances in the NCAA Division III Quarterfinals in 2013, 2014, and 2015, and to 20-win seasons for five straight seasons from 2013-17. The 2021 Tigers also lost only one game in the entire season, finishing 16-1-2.
Overall in Cartee's eleven seasons, he helped lead the team to ten conference championships and ten NCAA Tournament berths, advancing to the sectionals (Sweet Sixteen) six times in addition to the three quarterfinals appearances. In 2018, the Trinity coaching staff was recognized as the West Region Coaching Staff of the Year.
"It is an honor to join a program representing such prestigious academic institutions, and I am enthused to dedicate myself to leading the Stags soccer program," said Cartee. "The time I've spent at Trinity University has been a tremendous experience, and I'm excited about the opportunity now at CMS. I'm grateful to many mentors and friends, and though I will miss all the players I've trained in Texas, I'm looking forward to working with the team this spring and preparing for our fall season."
While serving as an assistant at Trinity, Cartee was also simultaneously the head coach of the boys soccer team at Central Catholic High School in San Antonio, where he compiled a .738 winning percentage over 11 seasons. His teams won five state championships, including four in a row from 2017-20, and reached the state finals again this past month.
Cartee earned numerous high school coaching awards with Central Catholic. United Soccer Coaches elected him as the Texas Private/Parochial Coach of the Year for three straight seasons. He was named the San Antonio Express-News Boys Soccer Coach of the Year in 2017, and the 2014 TAPPS Division I Coach of the Year. He was also selected for the 2017-18 class of the prestigious 30-Under-30 Program by United Soccer Coaches.
Cartee played for Trinity from 2005-08 before joining the coaching staff four years after graduation. He helped the Tigers reach the national finals as a junior, and the national quarterfinal as a freshman and senior. He also played for the Bradenton Academics in the Premier Development League from 2005-10, helping his team to the national semifinals in 2009, and played for Taipei City FC in Taiwan, which he helped to a league title.
"CMS is getting a great one," said McGinlay, who is entering his 33rd season as the head coach at Trinity and has the second-best winning percentage in NCAA Division III history (531-87-34, .840). "They threw away the mold when they built Edward. He's loyal, committed, hard-working, and the smartest guy in the room all the time. He's prepared for what's in front of him, and has been for some time, but the right job had to pop open and CMS is a perfect fit. He hasn't even left yet, and I'm already starting to notice what a massive hole he's leaving behind. I can't say enough good things about him, and the same holds true for his players, his former teammates, our alumni, everyone."
Cartee holds a United States Soccer Federation "A" License, and was a summa cum laude graduate of Trinity with a triple major in history, Chinese and Spanish. He earned ESPN Academic All-America distinction as a senior, and went on to attend National Taiwan Normal University in Taiwan with a Ministry of Education Huayu Enrichment Scholarship, participating in the university's postgraduate language immersion program.
"We are thrilled to welcome Edward to CMS," said director of athletics Perkins Jasper. "I am grateful to our search committee, Rachana Bhat, Raechel Holmes, Greg Lonzo, David Nolan, Peter Osgood, Chris Spells, and Omar Zazueta, as well as Dean of the Faculty Heather Antecol and faculty athletics representative Jonathan Petropoulos, who were incredible in the search process. Edward's reputation as a leader and teacher is exceptional, and I know our student-athletes are eager to start working with him. We are excited about the fall soccer season, as well as the positive impact Stag soccer intends to make on our campus and in our community."
Christopher Martinez enters his first season as an assistant coach with the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's soccer program in 2023.
Martinez joins CMS after earning substantial coaching experience in Texas over the last four years at both the high school and club level, since graduating from Texas A&M in 2018.
For the past year, Martinez has served as the director of the premier program at Urban Champions Academy in San Antonio for the past year, while simultaneously serving as an assistant coach at Central Catholic High School. At the Urban Champions Academy, he was the head coach of the '05 boys team, where he organized and ran training sessions, and prepared for weekly matches. In his role at Central Catholic, he was responsible for scouting opponents and preparing scouting reports, while assisting on tactical preparations. He also assisted in organizing and running training sessions, pregame warm-ups, and organizing set piece personnel.
Before moving to San Antonio, Martinez served three years as a head coach of the '05 Boys and '09 Boys teams at the Calvary Youth Soccer Club in College Station, where he developed, organized and ran training sessions and prepared game plan strategies against opponents.
He also had a stint in College Station as an assistant coach with the Texas A&M Men’s Club Soccer team and volunteered as an assistant coach in the summer of 2021 with Corpus Christi FC, where he aided in the selection of the team roster through tryouts.
Martinez graduated from Texas A&M in 2022 with a degree in political science. He holds US Soccer Federation National C and D licenses, and Grassroot licenses for 7v7, 9v9 and 11v11.
Alexander Walsh enters his first season as an assistant coach with the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's soccer team in 2023.
Walsh comes to CMS with several years of coaching experience in the Los Angeles area. He has spent the last year as a youth development coach with the LA Galaxy, where he would plan the daily curriculum for camps and clinics and lead sessions for a variety of age groups.
Walsh has also spent the last half-year as a head coach with One Ivy FC in Los Angeles, where he created and implemented a new club structure and youth development programs. In addition, he helped market the club through short-form media to be posted on social media and created a budget template to be used across the club for team funding. Prior to joining One Ivy FC, he was a head coach and assistant coach for the Santa Monica Surf Soccer Club for three years, where he was a Southwest Regional Coach nominee.
In addition to his club roles, Walsh has also served as a JV coach at the Crossroads School for the Arts for three years, where he helped his team to back-to-back championships in the Gold Coast League, including an undefeated season in 2021. He also spent two years as the camp coordinator for Pacific Soccer Academy, leading spring and summer camps, and
Walsh previously served as a head coach and assistant coach at the Bay School of San Francisco from 2019-20 before moving to the Los Angeles area.
A 2018 graduate from the Academy of Art in San Francisco, Walsh has a degree in communications and digital media, and holds US Soccer C and D licenses.
Patrick Watkins will serve as an assistant coach with the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's soccer program in 2023 while attending Claremont Graduate University.
Watkins stays with the Stags as a graduate assistant while he completes his master’s degree in information systems and technology at CGU. He started all 12 games for CMS as a midfielder last year, after playing as an undergraduate for four years at Division I DePaul University, including an abbreviated 2020 season due to the pandemic.
While at DePaul, Watkins made 11 starts as a freshman in 2018 and appeared in 17 games his senior season in 2021. He earned Big East All-Academic Team honors every season as a chemistry major.
Sean Swaby enters his first season as an assistant coach with the CMS men's soccer program in 2023, where he will serve as the team's goalkeepers coach.
Swaby has been coaching goalkeepers in the Los Angeles area for the past three years. He has worked as a private goalkeeper coach since 2021 at Big Cat Goalkeeping, where he coached academy goalkeepers from around the country. His clients have represented clubs including LAFC, Colorado Rapids, Chicago Fire, LA Galaxy, New York Red Bulls, Atlanta United, Columbus Crew, FC Cincinatti and Philadelphia Union, while he traveled to camps in Utah, Chicago, New York, Austin and Guadalajara.
Swaby has also surved as the club goalkeeper coach for the Santa Monica Surf and One Ivy FC since August of 2022, while running his own 2012 club team with GB United. In addition, he assisted the LAFC Academy Goalkeeper Coacxh during off-season training.
As a player, Swaby has competed in semi-professional soccer in England. He graduated from the New York Film Academy in 2021 with a degree in cinematography and film/video production.