Head coach of the Houston Dash Randy Waldrum accepted a position to become the head coach of the women's national team for Trinidad and Tobago. It is on a temporary and volunteer basis. The job was taken on the condition that it won't interfere with his coaching obligations in Houston and is something that has been on the table for over a year.
Trinidad and Tobago will be arriving in Houston July 14 for a month long trip to prepare for the CFU Championship. Waldrum will be working with the team during his off time from the Dash. The CFU Championship will be held from August 16-27, hosted by the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association. The top two performers from both groups of the tournament qualify for the 2014 CONCACAF Women's Championship in October.
"I'm very honored and excited about coaching the senior women's national team of Trinidad & Tobago," Waldrum said via press release about the job. "I coached their U-17 Youth National Team several years ago, and fell in love with the country, the people, and their passion for their football. The opportunity to grow the game in a country where the women's game needs help in terms of development is exciting. Being able to help Trinidad and Tobago grow without conflicting with my job with the Houston Dash is a win-win situation for both the Dash and the TTFA."
The team currently isn't ranked by FIFA having been deemed inactive for 18 months. After back and forth reportsabout Marlon Charles coming on as an assistant coach it seems the latest is that he will be coaching. Charles is the former head coach of the Soca Princesses and had issues with how the FA handled his demotion. Despite still needing a 'minor issue' worked out with the TTFA he reportedly has no problem working under Waldrum.
The team beat Venezuela 5-0 last Sunda with Coach Waldrum in attendance.