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Women’s soccer head coach Frank Pelaez is stepping down from program

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Marquette will start a national search for a new women’s soccer head coach immediately.

Marquette women’s soccer head coach Frank Pelaez is stepping down from his position, effectively immediately, Vice President and Director of Athletics Bill Scholl announced Saturday night in a release from Marquette Athletics.

After the news was announced, the Marquette Wire inquired about specific details about Pelaez’s departure from the program. The Wire asked specifically if Pelaez was fired or not, as the release did not specify, but did not receive an explicit answer, being told by an athletics spokesperson in an email that “the release has the details we are sharing.”

Here is what you need to know:

  • This past fall, Pelaez completed his fourth season at the helm of the Golden Eagles, leading them to a 5-10-4 record and 2-6-2 record in Big East play. He finished with an overall record of 27-29-8 while going 14-19-5 in conference play.
  • Before stepping into the head coach position in 2019, Pelaez also served as an assistant and associate head coach for 19 years.

What Scholl said

“I want to thank Frank for his contributions, dedication, and loyalty to Marquette over nearly 25 years with the program,” Scholl said in the release. “I wish him, his wife Melissa and the entire family the best of luck in the future.”

According to the release, a national search for a new head coach will begin immediately. Assistant coaches Erin Scott and Paul Sikinger will be overseeing the program during the process.

This article was written by Kaylynn Wright and Jack Albright. Kaylynn can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter/X @KaylynnWrightMU. Jack can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter/X @JackAlbrightMU. 

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Kaylynn Wright, Assistant Sports Editor
Kaylynn Wright is a sophomore from Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin studying journalism, and she is an Assistant Sports Editor for the 2023-2024 school year. Outside of the Wire, she enjoys reading and watching baseball, specifically the San Francisco Giants and the Boston Red Sox. She is excited to meet new people and continue to create high-quality sports content for the Wire.
Jack Albright, Executive Sports Editor
Jack Albright is a sophomore from Charlton, Massachusetts studying journalism. He is the Executive Sports Editor of the Marquette Wire for the 2023-24 school year. In his free time, Jack likes to hang out with friends and watch Formula 1. He is excited to write fun stories about all things Marquette athletics and oversee new types of digital content.
Katie Craig, Staff Photographer
Katie is a Staff Photographer at the Wire. She is a first-year from Lakeville, MN studying digital media and minoring in advertising. In her free time, Katie enjoys photography and hanging out with her friends. This year Katie is looking forward to getting to know more people and improving her photography skills.

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