Oregon State Beavers men's soccer coach Terry Boss discusses high expectations for this year


Native Oregonian Terry Boss returned to Oregon State as the head men's soccer coach in 2018. This season, he has led the Beavs to a No. 22 ranking in the nation through OSU's first two preseason games.

Boss joined Talkin’ Beavers host Ron Callan on the latest Talkin' Beavs Podcast to discuss his expectations and goals for his team this year. 

OSU has started the season 2-0 following a 3-0 win over Denver and a 4-1 victory over Air Force.  

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Boss explained the high expectations he and his team has for this season.  

“We had high expectations last year and I think that although we had a good year and had progress, I think it fell a little bit short. I think as a group we’re open to the idea that some of the hardest moments in your life might be exactly what you need to go through to get where you want to go.”


Last year, the Beavs finished with an 8-6-2 record.

“Within our own locker room there’s our own expectations and I think our expectations are to be higher than that poll has us ranked [at 22 in the Coaches Poll],” Boss explained. “At the same time, you appreciate that people are noticing.”   

Boss was the lead assistant at Oregon State for the 2013 season.

Prior to returning to OSU, he spent four seasons at Virginia while helping the Cavaliers win a national title in 2014.

Boss, 40, a native of Philomath, Oregon, is ready to get the regular season underway. 

“Last year, I think that we led the nation or close to it in averaging points and expected goals, so that’s an area we want to continue to be really strong in.”

Just continuing to learn, continuing to learn as a group – have a growth mindset.

Terry Boss on the latest Talkin’ Beavs Podcast

The Beavers will visit the University of Portland on Friday, Sept. 3 at 7:00p.m. PT. Pac-12 play begins Sept. 30 versus UCLA. 

Listen to the entire Talkin’ Beavs Podcast with Terry Boss right here.