Travis Wall

Travis Wall was hired as St. Olaf's eighth head men's soccer coach on Dec. 18, 2018.

A former NCAA Division III National Player of the Year, Wall comes to St. Olaf after four seasons on the staff at his alma mater, Ohio Wesleyan University, under Jay Martin, the winningest coach in NCAA men's soccer history. After joining Martin's staff in 2015 as an assistant coach, Wall was promoted to associate head coach in April 2017 and also served as the recruiting coordinator for the Battling Bishops.

In Wall's four seasons on the coaching staff at Ohio Wesleyan, the Battling Bishops posted a combined record of 51-21-9 (.685), including a mark of 25-5-6 (.778) in the North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC). Ohio Wesleyan made three NCAA Tournament appearances and advanced to the NCAC Tournament title game three times in his four seasons on staff.

Wall also served as Ohio Wesleyan's camp director, recruiting coordinator, travel coordinator and assisted in the development of training plans. He recruited the 2016, 2017 and 2018 NCAC Freshmen of the Year and also coached the NCAC Offensive and Defensive Players of the Year in 2015.

As a student-athlete at Ohio Wesleyan, Wall was a two-time NSCAA First Team All-American (2010, 2011) and was named the NSCAA National Player of the Year after captaining the Battling Bishops to the 2011 NCAA Division III National Championship. Wall scored in each of Ohio Wesleyan's final four games in the 2011 NCAA Division III Championship. Over his four years, Wall's teams went 78-11-5 (.856), as he finished his career in the program's top-five in goals (49), assists (36) and points (134).

Wall went on to play professional soccer for Minnesota United FC (formerly Minnesota Stars FC) of the North American Soccer League (NASL) from April 2012 to January 2014, after spending preseason with the Columbus Crew of Major League Soccer (MLS).

Wall's coaching career started at the University of St. Thomas, where he was an assistant coach during the 2012 and 2013 seasons, helping guide the Tommies to a record of 21-9-7 (.662). There, he assisted with all facets of the program and designed and implemented offseason cardio programs.

In 2014, Wall served as the Director of Soccer Operations at Division I Xavier University, as the Musketeers advanced to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament. At Xavier, he worked with the 2014 BIG East Staff of the Year during a season that saw the Musketeers set program records for wins, shutouts and goals-against average.