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HEAD COACH TONY da LUZ
Tony da Luz is entering his 23rd season as the Head Coach of the Wake Forest University Women’s Soccer Team. Coach da Luz has built the Demon Deacons into an ACC and national powerhouse. His 257 wins ranking third among coaches of ACC programs since the conference first recognized women's soccer in 1987. Da Luz is one of only 10 coaches in Wake Forest history across all sports to win over 200 games at the helm of the Demon Deacons. Under da Luz's guidance, Wake Forest has earned a bid to the NCAA Tournament in 19 of his 22 seasons.
Active in local youth soccer organizations for over 20 years, Coach da Luz is currently on the technical staff for NC FUSION. Coach da Luz is also a socccer parent. Austin da Luz, his son, played at Wake Forest University where he won a national championship and is currently playing professionally for the NCFC.
Coach Courtney Owen
A former four-year Demon Deacon student-athlete, Courtney Owen returned in 2016 as a volunteer assistant coach. Prior to the 2017 season, Owen was promoted to assistant coach. Owen played at Wake Forest from 2010-13, increasing her role on the team each season. She appeared in 25 total games, including 16 her senior season. Her first-career goal came in her final home game, a game-winner against Morehead State in the 2013 NCAA Tournament.