Cale Wassermann was named head coach of the Saginaw Valley State University men's soccer team on December 21, 2009. He is a former SVSU standout, and returns to SVSU from Lewis University, a Division II school that competes in the Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC).
2013: In 2013 the men's soccer team continued their success, finishing the season with an 11-4-5 overall record and a 8-2-4 record in the GLIAC. This placed them 3rd in the conference and reserved them a spot in the GLIAC Tournament where they lost 2-1 in a double overtime thriller to Ohio Dominican in the finals. The Cardinals stay on track to continue their success in the 2014 season, returning the 2013 GLIAC "Offensive Player of the Year" Tyler Channell and "Freshman of the Year" Jordan Kalk.
2012: The 2012 SVSU men's soccer team enjoyed a historic trip to the NCAA DII National Championship game for the first time in school history. SVSU set school records for both wins in a season (18) and at home (10) as they claimed their second straight GLIAC Championship and NCAA Tournament apperance. Seven Cardinals earned All-GLIAC honors including Zach Myers who was named Player of the Year. Four players also earned NSCAA All-Region honors; Lachlan Savage, Michael Lamb, Jason Wise and Zach Myers, while Myers and Wise also earned All-Academic honors as well from the NSCAA. Zach Myers and Jason Wise also became the first two players in program history to be named All-Americans, with Myers earning both Daktronics Inc. and NSCAA honors and Wise earning NSCAA honors. Myers would also be named a Capital One Academic All-American and the 2012 NSCAA National "Player of the Year." Head coach Cale Wassermann was named GLIAC Coach of the Year, NSCAA Midwest Region Coach of the Year and also NSCAA National Coach of the Year as he guided Saginaw Valley to its first ever NCAA Championship game in his third season.
2011: The 2011 SVSU men's soccer team had the most successful season in school history. Finishing with a record of 12-5-3, the Cardinals won their first ever GLIAC Championship and also made their first ever NCAA Tournament appearance. Five Cardinals received All-GLIAC recognition including Tyler Channell who was the lone freshman in the conference to be selected All-GLIAC. Zach Myers and Zach Walega were also selected to the All-Region teams. Coach Wassermann received GLIAC Coach of the Year honors and Zach Myers was named GLIAC Defensive "Player of the Year" as he helped the defense give up just 18 goals in 19 games.
2010: The Cardinals soccer program finished with a 9-6-3 record in coach Wassermann's debut season as head coach. Four members of the men's soccer team earned All-GLIAC honors, include Noah Sawyer who became the first freshman in school history to be named All-GLIAC. Anthony Palazzolo, Piotr Kazmierczak, and Zach Myers were also selected to All-Region teams.
Wassermann was an assistant coach at Lewis University for the 2008 and ‘09 seasons. In 2008, Wassermann's Lewis Flyer team advanced to the NCAA Regional Final before being eliminated in a penalty shootout to eventual Final Four participant, Northern Kentucky University. In 2009, the Flyers returned to the Regional Championship game and defeated the #2 ranked team in the country, Drury University. Wassermann and the Flyers went all the way to the NCAA DII Final Four, being eliminated in a shootout to Lees-McRae. Lewis would finish the season ranked #3 in the NCAA DII Rankings.
at Lewis, Wassermann coached players who were recognized with
conference, regional, and national accolades. Ten players
went on to receive All-GLVC honors, as well as 10 players receiving
All-Region honors. Three of Wassermann's players earned
All-America honors, including First-Team All-American Cory Mastey
and three-time All-American Nestor Hernandez. In 2009,
Wassermann helped coach his players to the GLVC "Freshman of the
Year", Midwest Region "Most Outstanding Defensive Player", and
Midwest Region "Most Outstanding Offensive Player" honors. In 2008
and 2009, Wassermann coached two different goalkeepers, Anthony
Szymel and Sebastian Kieruzal, who each led the NCAA in save
percentage in their respective seasons. (.885%, Szymel
In 2006 and 2007, Wassermann was a volunteer assistant coach for the men's soccer team at Saginaw Valley State, focusing on player development. He has experience at many quality soccer camps, including camps at Michigan State, Western Michigan, Lynn University, Lewis University, the Mid-Michigan Soccer Academy and the Tom Anagnost Soccer Camp. In 2006, he served as the Head Coach of the junior varsity boy's soccer team at Saginaw Heritage High School and was the head trainer for the 2007 Saginaw Sting U-17 Boys travel team and Saginaw Township Soccer Association's youth teams.
Wassermann played four years of soccer at Saginaw Valley State University, graduating in 2007 with a bachelor's of arts degree in Communication. He was team captain and named First Team All-Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) in 2004 and 2005.
After college, Wassermann spent four months traveling and attended training sessions and matches in Argentina for clubs such as Boca Juniors and San Lorenzo, as well as traveling to Uruguay, Venezuela, and Israel. In high school, he was named first team All-State twice.
Wassermann, who holds a United States Soccer Federation National Coaching License, also worked towards a Master's degree in Organizational Leadership with a focus in higher education at Lewis.