Wasatch soccer coach logs win No. 200

Wasatch boys soccer coach Dawain Wheatley notched his 200th coaching victory on Wednesday with the Wasps’ 6-0 victory against Union.

“We started out a little sluggish, especially with Alex (Espinoza) out with an injury,” said Wheatley in a press release. “But the kids made some great adjustments and were able to get the game under control.”

Wheatley, 57, has scored at Wasatch for 22 years, and says he doesn’t plan on retiring from coaching anytime soon.

Wheatley was hired in the 1990-91 school year to take over the program started by coach John Lemon the year before.

“This has been a great program to coach. I have always loved the kids and the staff that has worked with me. While I have been here for 22 years, my assistant, Cevin Carr, was with the program the year before and actually has 23 years of experience at Wasatch,” said Wheatley.

Wheatley said that support on the home front has made his success possible.

“My wife, Susan, has had a lot of patience, but she is always there for me and the team,” he said. “I have enjoyed coaching my own children as well. My youngest, Jonathan, will graduate this year, but while he is my last birth child, I still have many soccer children left to work with.”

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