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New Trier Names New Head Boys Soccer Coach

Assistant Wes Molyneaux has been named to succeed retiring Coach Craig Fairbairn.

Courtesy of New Trier High School

Veteran Assistant Wes Molyneaux has been named to succeed retiring Head Boys Soccer Coach Craig Fairbairn at New Trier High School. Molyneaux has served New Trier as a soccer coach since 2004 and has assisted Fairbairn at the varsity level since 2005.

A 2000 graduate of New Trier High School, Molyneaux earned varsity letters for the Trevians in 1998 and 1999 and as a member of the 1999 IHSA third place soccer squad.  Molyneaux continued his soccer career at DePauw University as a two-year starter, captain and first team all-conference player.  While in college Molyneaux led New Trier-based teams to play soccer in Europe. 

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Following graduation from DePauw he began his high school coaching career at New Trier as a Freshmen A boys soccer coach in the fall of 2004.  The following year he made the move to the varsity team as one of Craig Fairbairn’s assistant coaches where he stayed for eight more seasons, two elite eight finishes, a third place trophy and two state championships.  In addition to coaching nine seasons in the boys program Wes has coached for six years in the girls program as both a JVI and JVII coach.

“We are very pleased that Wes has accepted New Trier’s offer and will lead our program,” said New Trier Athletic Director Randy Oberembt.  “Wes has already made a significant positive impact on the soccer programs at New Trier and we look forward to his leadership as Head Coach of the Boys program.” An informational meeting with an opportunity for players and parents to hear from Coach Molyneaux will be scheduled for a date in February and announced through the Athletic Department.

paul mcdonough January 18, 2013 at 11:54 PM
Good luck Wes! Craig was a great coach, I wish he would stay and coach the Girls Team!!

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