Dean Ward joined the Tennessee soccer coaching staff in 2012 as an assistant coach. He previously worked with assistant coach Joe Mallia at Loyola Marymount in 2011 when Mallia served as the head coach of the Lions.¬†Ward enjoyed three successful years at Marymount College (NAIA) in Palos Verdes, Calif. He served as assistant coach for both the men’s program and the women’s program for two years before taking over as the head women’s soccer coach in 2010