Pitt women's soccer head coach Randy Waldrum was named the head coach of the Nigeria Senior Women's National Team, the Nigeria Football Federation announced Monday. Waldrum will coach the Super Falcons in addition to his current role as head coach of the Panthers.
"I'm very excited to be appointed to coach the Super Falcons," said Waldrum. "I can't wait to help them qualify for the World Cup. Also, I'd like to thank Heather Lyke for allowing me to do this and understanding the benefit for the Pitt women's soccer program."
Regarded as the top women's soccer program in its continent, the Super Falcons have won nine of 11 Africa Cup of Nations Titles and been to every World Cup since 1991.
Waldrum has years of experience at the international soccer level, serving as the head coach of the Trinidad and Tobago national team between 2014 and 2016. Also, he was the head coach of the United States U-23 National Team that won the Four Nations Cup in 2012 and 2013 as well as the Three Nations Cup in 2012.
Pitt begins a four-game homestand Thursday at 6 p.m. against Boston College.