Cale Wasserman begins his third season with Michigan State in 2017.
Wassermann came to East Lansing after four successful seasons as the head coach at Saginaw Valley State University. In 2014, Saginaw Valley State reached the Division II NCAA Tournament Round of 16, ending the season with a 14-5-2 record. In 2012, Wassermann led the Cardinals to the NCAA Division II National Championship match, setting school records in wins (18).
Wassermann has a stellar pedigree, earning NSCAA National Soccer Coach of the Year honors in 2012. He also earned Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) honors in both 2011 and 2012. During his tenure at Saginaw Valley State 25 players earned All-GLIAC honors as well as 16 NSCAA All-Midwest selections in five seasons. In the classroom, four players earned NSCAA Scholar All-American honors. Wassermann departs SVSU with an overall record of 64-23-17 and as the winningest coach in program history.
Prior to coaching at SVSU, Wassermann was an assistant coach at Lewis University from 2008-09. In 2008, the Flyers advanced to the NCAA Division II Regional Final before being eliminated in a penalty shootout to eventual Final Four participant, Northern Kentucky. In 2009, the Flyers returned to the Regional Championship match, defeating No. 2 Drury University. Wassermann and the Flyers went all the way to the NCAA Division II Final Four, being eliminated in a shootout to Lees-McRae.
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 and the Mid-Michigan Soccer Academy. In 2006, he served as the head coach of the junior varsity boys' 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.
As a player, Wassermann played four years of soccer at Saginaw Valley State, 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 In high school, he was named first team All-State twice.