Randy Dedini, who has twice been named Big Sky Coach of the Year, enters his 10th season as head coach of the Sacramento State womens soccer team in 2016. Dedini, who took over the squad in 2007, has guided the Hornets to unprecedented success, including two NCAA Tournament appearances and two conference titles, both firsts in school history. He is the winningest coach in program history in terms of total wins and winning percentage.
Dedini, who ended the 2015 season with a career record of 73-76-21 (31-31-11 Big Sky), has guided Sacramento State to .500 or better conference records in five of his first nine seasons, including a regular season Big Sky title in 2007. The Hornets also won the Big Sky Conference Tournament title in 2007 and again in 2010 to earn the leagues automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.
In 2015 Dedini led his team back to the Big Sky Tournament and to its first postseason win since 2010, beating Eastern Washington 3-1 in the quarterfinal round. The win was the teams fifth straight postseason victory before the squad was narrowly outlasted by second-seeded Northern Colorado in the semifinals. Sacramento States five regular season Big Sky wins were the most in program history and the team had three players earn all-Big Sky honors with a second team selection for forward Kayla Collins, who led the team with 7 goals and 6 assists for 20 points.
With 24 years of coaching experience, including 14 years at the Div. I level, Rozie DeWeese enters her first season as assistant coach at Sacramento State in 2017.
Since 2014, DeWeese had been the Union Sacramento FC’s director for the U14-19 girls programs, as well as head coach for NPL U16 and U17 girls squads. Prior to that, De Weese spent 10 years as an assistant on the UC Davis coaching staff (2004-13), including eight seasons as the team’s associate head coach.
During her time with the Aggies, the Redlands, Calif., native played an instrumental role in UC Davis’ transition to the Div. I level, which included the team’s first seven seasons in the Big West Conference. De Weese assisted in all facets of coaching and program management, which included serving as the team’s recruiting coordinator.