Soccer Adds Max Weber to Staff
April 3, 2018

Boise State women’s soccer head coach Jim Thomas announced the addition of Max Weber to his staff as an assistant coach, Tuesday. Weber comes to the Broncos with over a decade of college coaching experience with having spent the last four seasons as an assistant at Eastern Washington.

“We’re at the point as a program where we wanted to evolve and add someone that can revolutionize the way we recruit and win games,” Thomas said. “Max has had a great deal of success at every level he’s been at, both as a coach and player. Given his background at Eastern Washington, we expect his winning mentality and different approaches to immediately broaden our scope of how we can win games in the Mountain West.”

The 2016 and 2017 campaigns were banner seasons for the Eagles, as Weber helped EWU to a combined record of 29-11-5 while winning the 2016 Big Sky Regular Season Championship along with back-to-back Big Sky Tournament Championships, resulting in two trips to the NCAA Tournament.

Now a Bronco, Weber will focus heavily on recruiting while assisting in all other aspects of the program.

“When it comes to recruiting, Max is renowned on the West Coast as being one of the most avid recruiters – turning over stones that people didn’t know existed, which has led to players truly defining the programs that he has been a part of. I really feel like he fits the bill in how we plan on taking the next step as a program.”

Most recently, Weber was key in the recruitment and development of EWU’s first four-time Big Sky First-Team selection in Chloe Williams, who was also named the Big Sky Offensive MVP in each of her last three seasons. The quality of player that Weber helped bring in at EWU was evident, as last season there were four Eagles earning First-Team All-Big Sky honors while two others earned Big Sky Honorable Mention nods.

“I’ve been fortunate enough to watch Boise State from afar for many years,” Weber explained. “My wife is from Boise and grew up in this community, so I’ve been able to watch it more closely since Jim took over. I’m extremely excited and humbled to be able to join the staff here at Boise State and be a part of the great things that Jim and Ed (Moore) have already accomplished.”

Prior to coaching at EWU, Weber was an assistant at Walla Walla Community College where he helped the Warriors to four NWAACC championships and a combined 10 East Region titles with the men's and women's soccer programs.

Weber’s playing career started at Walla Walla CC and finished at Whitman College where he was a team captain at both stops. He started both seasons at WWCC and led the team to second-place finish in the 2005 NWAACC Championship. At Whitman, he received the R.V. Borleske Trophy, given annually to the school’s top male athlete.

He was born and raised in Montana, graduating in 2003 from Great Falls High School where he was team captain, an all-state selection, and a two-time all-conference honoree.

Max comes to Boise with his wife, Alysse, and their son, Bode.

“Obviously I’d like to thank Jim and Ed for the opportunity. I’d also like to thank Curt Apsey and Christina Van Tol for their insight and support throughout the process. They’ve been extremely professional in every facet, and it’s been a very enjoyable experience for a coach making a change.”

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