Tiffany Roberts Sahaydak

Tiffany Roberts Sahaydak

Position:
Head Coach

Experience:
Second Year

11/21/2014

Victory is Sweet

UCF sends four-seed Wisconsin packing with 3-2 win for Sweet 16 berth

11/08/2014

Building Connections

Tiffany Roberts Sahaydak worked with the State Department to bring a Brazilian native to UCF as part of a mentor program.

11/06/2014

Hardware Haul

Knights earn Coach, Offensive, Defensive and Goalkeeper of the Year awards

11/05/2014

Four-midable Force

Carleigh Williams intends to make her senior year memorable after missing last year's postseason due to an ACL injury.

11/02/2014

Not Horsing Around

UCF blitzes SMU to advance to face UConn in American semifinals

11/07/2013

American Women's Soccer Awards Banquet

The UCF women's soccer team took home 10 honors, including Coach of the Year, Rookie of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year.

10/18/2013

UCF Women's Soccer Senior Knight

UCF honored the members of the Class of 2013 prior to its Oct. 18 match vs. Rutgers.

08/12/2013

Tiffany Roberts Sahaydak in Namibia

UCF women's soccer head coach Tiffany Roberts Sahaydak traveled to Africa with the state department.

An Olympic gold medalist, World Cup champion and two-time NCAA champion, Tiffany Roberts Sahaydak was named head women's soccer coach at UCF in May 2013.

Roberts Sahaydak made her first season an unforgettable one, earning praise as the American Athletic Conference's Coach of the Year. She led UCF to a school-record unbeaten streak (18 matches), an NSCAA national standing through much of the year and the program's first undefeated conference season since 1999. In addition, UCF made history as the first program to win an American Athletic Conference Championship.

Roberts Sahaydak came to Orlando after serving six seasons at VCU alongside her co-head coach, husband and current UCF associate head coach Tim Sahaydak.

Roberts Sahaydak spent a decade with the U.S. National Team from 1994-2004, earning 110 caps (with 60 starts). Her career was highlighted by three women's World Cups - among them, the unforgettable 1999 championship - and a gold medal with the 1996 Olympic team.

She is a native of San Ramon, Calif., and was selected as the 1994 California High School Player of the Year. She was a three-time Parade High School All-American, a three-time NSCAA All-American and was the two-time National Girl's High School Player of the Year.

She debuted for the Stars and Stripes in 1994 when she was only 16 as one of the youngest players ever to suit up for the National Team. She played in her first FIFA Women's World Cup a month after her 18th birthday and won Olympic gold before she was out of her teens (USSoccer.com).

As a collegian, Roberts Sahaydak was a standout midfielder for North Carolina (1995-98) as a three-time All-ACC First Team selection. She led the Tar Heels to two NCAA titles (1996, 1997) during her tenure, was voted the 1998 ACC Tournament MVP and finished third in voting for collegiate soccer's highest honor, the Hermann Trophy. She still ranks among the top five for career starts in UNC's record book.

She was a two-time captain for the Carolina Courage in the first fully professional U.S. women's league (Women's United Soccer Association). She helped the Courage win the 2002 title after finishing last in the team's inaugural campaign one year prior.

Roberts Sahaydak took over VCU's program in 2007 and led the Rams to three conference championship game appearances. She was voted as the 2011 Colonial Athletic Association Co-Head Coach of the Year, along with her husband Tim. The duo mentored two CAA Defenders of the Year, one CAA Rookie of the Year and 20 all-conference players, including six first-team honorees.

The Sahaydaks reside in Orlando with their two daughters, Layla and Evie.

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