Address

Stephen F. Austin State University, Athletic Department
Nacogdoches, Texas

Contact Information

Call: (936) 468-4467

Email: coachwally@sfasu.edu

Wally Crittenden, M.Ed.

LSI Director
Head Soccer Coach

Stephen F. Austin State University, Athletic Department
Nacogdoches, Texas

Biography

As the launch of the LSI is expected to generate creative excitement among both athletic and academic faculty and staff, the leadership is in place to keep the trajectory of the LSI on course.

Wally has been on staff here at SFA as the Head Soccer Coach since January of 2013.  Prior to SFA, Crittenden had stops at Texas A&M, Nebraska, and Oklahoma.  While at Nebraska, Crittenden spent 2008 – 2010 completing his Master’s in Higher Education Administration.  The culmination of his efforts resulted in the creating, and helping launch of, the Nebraska Sports Institute, currently known as the Ultimate Athlete Lab. In 2012, the University of Nebraska – Lincoln recognized Wally for his innovation and efforts by naming him a Young Alumni Award Winner.

Crittenden resides in Nacogdoches, Texas with his family, including his wife Cori and their two daughters Kellen (10 yrs) and Bridget (8 yrs).

Education

  1. May 2010

    Masters of Education in Higher Education Admin

    University of Nebraska - Lincoln
  2. May 2003

    Bachelors of Education in Sport Management

    Florida International University

Professional Appointments

  1. 2014 - Present
    LSI Director
    Stephen F. Austin State University
  2. 2013 - Present
    Head Soccer Coach
    Stephen F. Austin State University
  3. 2010 - 2013
    Assistant Coach
    Texas A&M University
  4. 2007-2010
    Assistant Coach
    University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Awards & Recognition

  • 2013, 2014, 2015
    SLC Coach of the Year
    Southland Conference
  • 2012
    Nebraska Young Alumni Award Winner
    University of Nebraska - Lincoln