Strasburg Named Women's Soccer Assistant Coach
STATESBORO, Ga. - Missy Strasburg joins the Georgia Southern Women's Soccer program as an Assistant Coach, Athletics Director Sam Baker and Women's Soccer Head Coach Ashley Hart announced Tuesday (September 7).
Strasburg has been working as a soccer coach and sport administrator at collegiate, high school and club levels since finishing her playing career at Gonzaga in 2001. She has been a member of the University of Washington's staff since February 2010, after working as a volunteer assistant at UNC Greensboro during the 2009 season. She helped guide UNCG to a 13-7-0 record, 9-2-0 in Southern Conference play, and a SoCon championship.
"Missy is going to be a great addition to our staff. She brings with her some great experience after being on the staff at UNCG and Washington," Hart said. "She has coached in the Southern Conference, and knows what it takes to be successful here. Her background with club soccer is going to be a great asset with recruiting as well. Missy has a passion for the game and for the student-athlete, and that is only going to make us stronger."
The Washington native began her coaching career in August 2001 at Riverside High School where she spent three seasons as the head coach of the Varsity Girls' team. While at Riverside, she also worked as the Eastern Washington Area Director for Skyhawks Sports Academy from Feb. 2002 until Aug. 2002.
In January 2001, she became the head coach of the Spokane Shadow Soccer Club team, a position she held until November 2007. In May 2006, she took over as the Program Director for the club, while continuing to serve as head coach.
Strasburg also spent nearly two years as the head coach of the Evergreen Soccer Club team, as well as working as the Administrative Director for one year.
A four-year starter as a defender at Gonzaga, Strasburg graduated in May 2001 with a Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in marketing. In June 2010, she earned a Master's of Education with a concentration in intercollegiate athletic leadership from the University of Washington.
At Georgia Southern, Strasburg's duties will include travel coordination, recruiting and video analysis, as well as daily coaching duties.
- Category: Women's Soccer
- Published on Tuesday, 07 September 2010 15:26