Volunteer Assistant Coach Tim Chestney
Full Name: Timothy David Chestney
A former standout midfielder for the University of the Incarnate Word and the current Director of Coaching for the Lake Travis Soccer Club, Tim Chestney is in his fourth season as a volunteer assistant coach at The University of Texas.
Originating from San Antonio, Texas. Chestney was not only a four-year letterwinner and two-time NAIA All-American for the Crusaders, but was Incarnate Word’s team captain and an Academic All-American as both a junior and senior. He also graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in journalism in 1997 after being named his club’s Freshman of the Year in 1993 and MVP in 1996, leading Incarnate Word to three NAIA National Tournaments (1993, 1994 & 1996) and becoming the school record holder for career assists (65) and games played (95). Chestney also led the nation in assists during the 1996 campaign with 24 and was selected to participate in the 1997 Umbro Select College All-Star Game.
After graduation, Chestney accepted full-time sports information internship positions with Brown University in 1998 and The University of Texas in 1999, where he worked as the primary soccer contact at both schools. He also played professionally on the side with the Austin Lone Stars in 1995, 1996 and 2000.
In terms of coaching experience, Chestney holds a National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Advanced National Diploma as well as a USSF National "B" Coaching License, has worked as a soccer coach at Joe Machnik's No. 1 Soccer Camps, the Brown University Soccer School and the Incarnate Word Soccer Academy. In addition, Chestney has also served as a coach for the Capitals Soccer Club Team in Austin.
He and his wife, Betsy, who not only graduated from and is now teaching at UT's Law School but also played soccer at Brown University, along with their son, Liam, reside in Austin.