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With the soccer season at Sedona Red Rock High School around the corner, Athletic Director John Parks officially announced Friday, Oct. 8, that 47-year-old Cindy Hauserman will take over the boys program for the Scorpions effective immediately.

Cindy Hauserman will take over the duties of head coach for the Sedona Red Rock High School boys soccer team this winter. Tryouts for the team begin Monday, Nov. 1. Hauserman is active in the community as a volunteer for various boards and programs.Hauserman is the third head coach for the Scorpion boys in as many seasons, and takes the job looking to establish some consistency.

“It’s an honor and a privilege  to be the new head coach of the Scorpion soccer program. I’ll do my best,” Hauserman said in an interview Monday, Oct. 11.

Hauserman was an assistant coach under current Scorpions girls Head Coach Tom Cadigan in 2007, but left after one season to continue her work in the youth soccer leagues. Currently, Hauserman is the Verde Valley Soccer Club head coach and boys president.

Although she was born in California, Hauserman grew up in south Maryland in a little town called St. Mary’s County, and graduated from Great Mills High School in 1981.

At the time, there was no girls soccer offered, so Hauserman played field hockey, softball and ran hurdles, relays and sprints for the track and field team during her high school days.

Hauserman originally attended St. Mary’s College of Maryland, but wound up pursuing other interests. In 1995, she married Tony Hauserman, and the couple moved to Sedona in 2001.
The couple have two kids, 18-year-old Samantha and
13-year-old Max. Samantha is a 2010 graduate of SRRHS, and Max is currently a Wildcat at West Sedona School.
When asked what she thought about being the first female to coach the Scorpions boys soccer program in the school’s history, Hauserman’s response was direct.

“The question was asked of me in the interview, ‘what are you going to do the first day to get their respect,’ and I thought it was a fair enough question. But the answer is simple; it’s the same way any other coach would gain the respect. Go out there, be confident, be organized and know what the heck I’m talking about,” Hauserman said.

Hauserman said her biggest goal is to anchor the program by bringing consistency. She also said making the state playoffs and possibly a final four shouldn’t be off her team’s radar.

“It’s going to take a little time but I don’t think it’s unrealistic to set a goal of making the final four. We’ve got the talent to do it but whether we can come together as a team in one season, it’s going to be our challenge, our goal,” Hauserman said.

In her spare time, Hauserman is active in the community, participating on many boards including the Red Rock Youth Football program, the Friends of the Posse Grounds and the Sedona Charter School Governing Council. She’s also involved in West Sedona’s Parent Teacher Student Association.

Other than coaching kids or serving on various boards within the community, Hauserman likes to garden.
“We have an orchard and I volunteer to teach kids how to grow food,” Hauserman said with a smile.
Since soccer isn’t the only focus of Hauserman’s life, it seems she’s the perfect candidate to take the Scorpions boys program to the next level, teaching the boys to be successful not only on the field, but off it as well.

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