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Varsity Head Coach Travis Eschenmann

Current Team
Blacksburg
Past Teams
Blacksburg JV

Travis has been coaching both Club and High School teams for the past 14 years and currently holds both a Regional NSCAA and National D USSF license. Travis is entering his eight season as the varsity coach for the Blacksburg High School Girls soccer team, while he previously coached the JV team for two seasons. His record is 145-29-4 through his first 8 seasons.  In 2016, Travis was named the Mid-Atlantic Region Coach of the Year and was one of 8 coaches eligible for the National Small Public School Coach of the Year by the NSCAA.

Travis’s club coaching experience includes various age groups such as the U-18 and U-13 Girls teams for the NRUSA. Travis has also served as the Head Coach for the NRU U9 and U10 Boys Academy. In addition to his coaching experience, Travis has spent six years as a certified referee for the VHSL, USSF and PIAA. As a referee Travis officiated rec, club, high school and semi-professional games.

Travis has been named the River Ridge District Coach of the Year (2010, 2011, 2012, and co-COY in 2013), Conference 32 Coach of the Year (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017), Region IV Coach of the Year (2011 and 2012), Region 3A West Coach of the Year (2014, 2015, 2016) and All-Timesland Coach of the Year (2010, 2011 and 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016). Travis was also selected to coach in the 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 VSCHA All-Star games.

In 2014, Travis was award the “Virginia Coach of the Year-Small Public School” by the NSCAA. In 2015, Travis was named the “East Region Coach of the Year” for TopDrawer Soccer’s All-Region Team covering all High Schools in the states of Virginia and Delaware. In 2016, Travis was award the “Virginia Coach of the Year-Small Public School” by the NSCAA for the second time.

Travis holds a Ph.D. from Virginia Tech in Curriculum and Instruction.

Travis serves as the President of the Board of Directors for New River United, a member of the women’s soccer committee of the VHSCA Legislative Council and the VHSCA 3A All State Classification Chair for Girls Soccer.

Travis and his wife, Megan, have three children: Wyatt, Ethan and Carter.

Home Phone: 540-951-1104 Email: vpitrav@vt.edu