Joseph Vari
Joseph Vari
Title: Women's Soccer Head Coach
Phone: 253-879-3587

In his third year at the helm of the Puget Sound women's soccer program, Joe Vari led the Loggers to a 2018 Northwest Conference title and an automatic bid for the NCAA Championship. He was subsequently named the NWC Coach of the Year. That same season Kylee Roath was named the NWC Freshman of the Year, and Jamie Lange was named the NWC Defender of the Year for the second consecutive season. In all, the Loggers earned six All-NWC honors in 2018. Tayla MacPherson and Gabbie Berg were also received United Soccer Coaches All-West Region honors.

Before coming to Puget Sound in 2016, Vari compiled a record of 75-43-14 (.621) as the head coach at Rhodes College. The Lynx were Southern Athletic Association (SAA) Tournament finalists in 2012, 2014, and 2015. Rhodes College earned a share of regular-season SAA title in 2012.

The Lynx placed 35 All-SAA student-athletes under Vari's tutelage. Vari also produced five National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) All-Region student-athletes, and four NSCAA All-Region Scholar student-athletes. Rhodes College was named an All-Academic Team by the NSCAA from 2009 through 2014.

In addition to his duties as a head coach, Vari served as the Assistant Athletic Director for the Lynx starting in July 2014.

"My goal in leading Puget Sound through this new chapter is to continue the program's success, but also leave my imprint," said Vari. "We're going to play a high-energy, up-tempo style, and it's going to be fun."

Prior to becoming the head coach at Rhodes College in May 2009, Vari spent one year as an assistant coach for both the men's and women's Lynx soccer teams. Prior to that, Vari was an assistant coach for both men's and women's soccer teams at Lynchburg College, one of the premiere soccer programs in the country.

Vari earned a B.A. in psychology from Hiram College in 2003, where he was a four-year goalkeeper for the men's soccer team. He completed his Masters of Education in Counseling at Lynchburg in 2006.


Overall Coaching Record at Puget Sound
(3 Seasons)

Year Overall NWC
2016 13-4-3 10-3-3
2017 13-4-3 11-3-2
2018 13-6-2 12-2-2

TOTAL 39-16-8 33-8-7