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Staff

Matt Potter

Matt Potter - Head coach

After three seasons at the helm of the Oklahoma soccer program, head coach Matt Potter has begun to see his vision for the team take shape. A proven leader and builder of successful programs, Potter arrived at OU in December 2011 with the goal of positioning the Sooners as one of the nation's elite soccer teams.

In Potter's third season at Oklahoma, the Sooners took a huge step forward. Despite being picked to finish last in the preseason Big 12 poll, Oklahoma earned 10 wins on the way to its first NCAA Tournament berth under Potter.

Oklahoma posted victories over five ranked teams on the season, most notably No. 6 Florida on August 29. The team's strong start led to its highest ranking in program history, a No. 15 spot in the NSCAA poll. After a tough stretch of Big 12 play, the Sooners were able to rally for a Halloween night win over No. 14 Kansas before taking their first two matches of the Big 12 Tournament. They finished as runners-up in Kansas City and earned a trip to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2010.

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Brandi Vega

Brandi Vega - Assistant Coach/Camp Director

Brandi Vega joined the Oklahoma soccer coaching staff as a volunteer assistant starting in the 2015 season and completed her first year as an assistant coach in 2016.

In 2016, Vega aided the Sooners to arguably the best season in program history, which featured a school-record 14 wins and the program's first-ever victory in the NCAA Championship. The Sooners accumulated multiple awards on the season, including a program-record six All-Big 12 accolades.

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Andy Varns

Alexis Vizarelis - Assistant coach

Vizarelis joined the Sooners in 2016 after serving as the assistant coach for both the men’s and women’s soccer programs at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma in Chickasha, Okla., since 2002 following his playing career at the same school. At OU, Vizarelis serves as goalkeeper coach.

In his first season at Oklahoma, Vizarelis helped lead the team to a program-record 14 victories and its first-ever win the the first round of the NCAA Championship. Additionally, Vizarelis aided redshirt senior Kassidie Stade to nine shutouts, an individual OU single-season record, which brought her career total to an program-record 20 clean sheets.

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Buddy Huttanus

Buddy Huttanus - Student-Athlete Performance Enhancement

Joseph "Buddy" Huttanus (Hut-TAN-us) enters his fourth season with the OU soccer program as the Director of Student-Athlete Performance Enhancement in 2015. Huttanus joined head coach Matt Potter's staff in June of 2012 as an important component of Potter's vision for the future of the Sooner program.

Huttanus is responsible for the day-to-day operations off the field, including team travel, serving as a liaison with athletic communications, strength and conditioning, athletics administration and community, alumni and booster club relations.

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