|Position:||Assistant Coach and Recruiting Coordinator|
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.
Vega enjoyed a successful collegiate career at Washington State from 2009-12, playing under now-OU head coach Matt Potter for three of those seasons. She finished in the top 10 of a variety of career statistical categories for the Cougars, including games played (tied for third with 80), game-winning goals (third with eight), points (sixth with 55), career goals (sixth with 21) and assists (eighth with 13).
Some of Vega’s awards include NSCAA All-Pacific Region team (second team in 2011, third team in 2012), All-Pac-12 honors (first team in 2011, second team in 2012), Inland Northwest Soccer News 2012 Women’s Second Best XI and 2010 Pac-10 honorable mention.
Vega played professionally for the Vancouver Whitecaps, Bay Area Breeze and most recently with the Premier League’s Oviedo Moderno in Spain.
A Carson City, Nev., native, Vega was a four-time First Team All-Sierra League selection at Carson High School. She led the team in assists all four years and was the leader in goals for her junior and senior seasons. Vega holds the Nevada 4A state record for assists and goals and was named the 4A Sierra League Player of the Year four times.
“Brandi represents all that is great in a student-athlete,” Potter said. “Brandi played in a premier conference in the Pac-12, was decorated with awards as a player and now has turned to coaching having just finished playing in Spain.
“Our student-athletes have the opportunity to learn from someone who has succeeded as a player and in academics and has a working understanding of how we run a program,” Potter continued. “Brandi will be a great coach in the future and we will do well to keep her here. In the meantime, we will immerse her in the program, make her available to our current athletes and help her grow as a coach of the future.”