Soccer (Women)

Interview With Polk State Women's Soccer Coach

Polk State Women's SoccerWelcome to Interview #78.

I am pleased to share with you the wisdom of NJCAA Women’s Soccer Coach of Polk State College, Steven Linamen.

Steven Linamen is entering his fourth year as the head women’s soccer coach at Polk State College. He has coached at all levels in Central Florida, from the youth competitive clubs to the college ranks. Coach Linamen has many insights on recruiting and the relationship between two year and four year colleges.

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A Person of Influence

Molly Grisham
PHOTO BY BOB BERRY

Welcome to this incredible interview, #76, with Molly Grisham. She is a former NCAA coach and athlete. She is now a successful entrepreneur, specializing in leadership development. She has a gift for assisting coaches and players to be the leaders they were meant to be. She is the owner and founder of a leadership development company, A Person of Influence.

Molly is my first second time interview. I first interviewed her almost two years ago when she was coaching at the University of Illinois Springfield. I knew even then, she was a thoughtful and engaging leader.

Coaches (college, club and high school), if you have pain points in the culture of your team, don't quit reading until the end of this interview! To my thousands of coaching colleagues in L.A. with me this week for the NSCAA convention, have a great week!

Whether you are a coach, player or business leader you will find Molly's thoughts stimulating and encouraging. Read on to the end and you will find a link to a free online course from Molly: "How to Have a Hard Conversation with your Coach".

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Interview With Missouri Southern State Women's Soccer Coach

Missouri Southern Women's SoccerWelcome to Interview #73.

I am pleased to share with you the wisdom of NCAA Division 2 Women’s Head Coach of Missouri Southern State University, Chris McNaughton.

Chris McNaughton has coached at 5 different colleges over the past 14 years. He has coached at D1, D2 and NAIA schools. In that time he has done an incredible amount of recruiting. Success has followed at each of the soccer programs he has been part of.

Coach McNaughton has just completed his first year as head coach of Missouri Southern State University. Previously he served three seasons as the assistant coach at the University of Louisiana-Monroe. Prior to that, McNaughton was the assistant coach at Arkansas-Little Rock for four seasons, as well as the head coach at Lyon (Ark.) College and an assistant at his alma mater Ottawa (Kan.) University.

Coach McNaughton’s full bio is at the end of the interview.

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Interview with Greenville College Women's Soccer Coach

Greenville Women's SoccerWelcome to Interview #68.

I am pleased to share with you the wisdom of NCAA Division 3 Women’s Soccer Coach of Greenville College, Jeff Wardlaw.

Coach Wardlaw has been at Greenville since 2005, where he has worked his way up from being a graduate assistant, then associate head coach and finally head women's coach.

Coach Wardlaw’s full bio is at the end of the interview.

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Interview With Iona Women's Soccer Coach

Iona Women's Soccer Welcome to Interview #67.

I am pleased to share with you the wisdom of NCAA Division 1 Women's Soccer Coach of Iona University, Sarah Brady.

Coach Brady is going to help us break down one of the mysteries of the recruiting process, the recruiting video.

Before coming to Iona, Coach Brady was an assistant at Manhattan College, while also serving as technical director at Parsippany Soccer Club in NJ. Brady has served as a successful youth coach with NJ ODP ‘99 Girls, Region 1 ODP camp staff and STA Soccer Club. Brady has a USSF B license, an NSCAA premier diploma.

Brady played 10 seasons in the Football Association Women’s Premier League with both Everton and Liverpool Football Clubs.

Coach Brady’s full bio is at the end of the interview.

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Interview With Converse Women's Soccer Coach

Converse SoccerWelcome to Interview #62.

I am pleased to share with you the wisdom of NCAA Division 2 Women's Soccer Coach of Converse College, Rick Parlow.

Coach Parlow has a wealth of coaching experience at different levels. He has coached at:

  • three different colleges
  • Director of Coaching for a soccer club
  • ODP coach
  • Assistant coach for a U19 team in Germany
  • Assistant coach in the W-League
  • Club soccer coach

He brings a wealth of wisdom to you today from his many different positions within the soccer world.

Coach Parlow's full bio is at the end of the interview.

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Interview With Cal State Bakersfield Women's Soccer Coach

CSU Bakersfield 2Welcome to Interview #60.

I am pleased to share with you the wisdom of NCAA Division 1 Women's Soccer Coach of Cal State Bakersfield University, Gary Curneen.

Gary Curneen became CSU Bakersfield's women's soccer head coach in 2014. Before beginning his tenure at CSU Bakersfield, Curneen coached at the University of Cincinnati for one year and at Wingate for 11 years.

Along with an extensive background as a coach, coordinator, and recruiter, Coach Curneen is also an author. He has written two books; The Modern Soccer Coach 2014, A Four Dimensional Approach and The Modern Soccer Coach, Position Specific Training.

Coach Curneen’s full bio is at the end of the interview.

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Interview With UALR Women's Soccer Coach

UALR women's soccerWelcome to Interview #57.

I am pleased to share with you the wisdom of NCAA Division 1 Women’s Coach of the University of Arkansas Little Rock, Adrian Blewitt.

Adrian Blewitt was named Little Rock’s head soccer coach in December 2012, and he was immediately tasked with turning around a struggling program.  That turnaround is fully underway. In 2015, our program finished with a record of 8-7-5, 5th in the Sunbelt conference which is the highest ever finish.

Coach Blewitt has coached in divisions I, II, and III as well as a head coach of men for 12 years and women for 10 years.

In 16 years as a head coach, Blewitt has led his teams to appearances in the Sweet 16 and Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament and six conference championships, and he has won four conference or region Coach of the Year honors. On three separate occasions, Blewitt's teams have finished the year ranked in the top 10 nationally.

Coach Blewitt’s full bio is at the end of the interview.

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Interview With Evangel University Women's Soccer Coach

Evangel Women's SoccerWelcome to Interview #47.

I am excited to introduce to you a friend of mine, Coach Bruce Deaton. We competed against each other over the course of about five years, with most games being decided by one goal.

It may surprise many athletes, but there are a lot of coaches who compete fiercely on the field, but who become friends off the field.

I saw firsthand Coach Deaton take Louisiana College from a team with barely enough players and a low skill level, to a large roster with a depth of skill. It was largely his ability to recruit that enabled him to change the program around.

Coach Deaton has just completed his first year as the Director of Soccer Operations and Head Women’s Soccer Coach at Evangel University. Coach Deaton was hired in April 2015 to lead the effort to launch soccer at the school.

I am confident Coach Deaton will take Evangel University women’s soccer from a brand new program to a force to be reckoned with. He has a wealth of recruiting knowledge for prospective college athletes of any sport.

Coach Deaton’s full bio is at the end of the interview.

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Journey to Greatness

Welcome to this special interview, #40, with Sports Personality and entrepreneur, Nadine Liverpool.

Nadine LiverpoolOver the previous year, college coaches have been sharing with us weekly recruiting advice for prospective college athletes in our audience.

Every day hundreds of high school players and parents, are looking to the Recruiting Code for advice. Moving forward, I want to give you some of the inspiration. Why pursue college athletics?

For those of you dreaming of competing in college, listen to athletes who have already traveled the road and are now looking back.

I am excited to introduce you to one of the brightest young stars in sports media, Nadine Liverpool. Nadine played soccer at the University of Alabama Birmingham (UAB).

Nadine’s energy and excitement will leap off the page at you. If you have ever wondered why put in all the time and energy into college sport, take a look at Nadine’s story.

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Interview With William Carey Women's Soccer Coach

William Carey Women's SoccerWelcome to Interview #29.

I am pleased to share with you the wisdom of NAIA Women's Soccer Coach of William Carey University, Danny Owens.

Coach Danny Owens begins his 11th season in charge of William Carey women’s' soccer. Last season WCU posted an 18-3-1 record and advanced to the NAIA National Tournament for the sixth time in seven years. Twelve Lady Crusaders were named to the SSAC All-Academic team and fiver were named NAIA Daktronics Scholar Athletes.

In ten seasons, Owens has compiled a 142-48-21 record with one SSAC Championship, and three Gulf Coast Athletic Conference (GCAC) Championship. Owens was also named SSAC Coach of the Year in 2013 and GCAC Coach of the Year in 2007, 2008, and 2009.

Coach Owen's full bio is at the end of the interview.

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Interview With Andrew College Women's Soccer Coach

Andrew College Women's SoccerWelcome to Interview #24.

I am pleased to share with you the wisdom of NJCAA Women's Soccer Coach of Andrew College, Cory Harbinson.

Coach Harbinson was named Andrew College’s first full-time head women’s soccer coach in August 2013.

In 2014 seven freshman helped lead Andrew to its first Region 17 tournament semifinal and first playoff win in ten years behind, finishing with a 9-7-4.

In just a short time, Coach Harbinson has brought the Andrew College women’s soccer program a long way.

Coach Harbinson’s full bio is at the end of the interview.

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Interview With Georgia Southwestern State Women's Soccer Coach

Georgia Southwestern SoccerWelcome to Interview #14.

I am pleased to share with you the wisdom of NCAA Division 2 Women’s Soccer Coach, Samantha Snow of Georgia Southwestern State University.

Coach Snow has been coaching college soccer for ten years, seven as a head coach, at NJCAA, NAIA and NCAA D2 levels. She has been with Georgia Southwestern since 2012.

Snow has also spent over five years coaching in Olympic Development Programs in Colorado, West Virginia and Georgia and has been a coach with U.S. Soccer Region I since 2011.

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Interview With Union University Women's Soccer Coach

Union University
Union University

Welcome to Interview #13.

I am pleased to share with you the wisdom of NCAA Division 2 Women's Soccer Coach, Isaac Brooks of Union University. Coach Brooks was named the women's soccer head coach at Union University in 2012. In his first two seasons as head coach, he has been given the task of leading Union trough the transition from NAIA to NCAA Division 2. He has also been quite active in local youth soccer, with the Jackson Area Wide Soccer Association.

Speaking with Coach Brooks, you will notice immediately he is passionate about coaching and he cares about people. Having coached during the transition from NAIA to NCAA Division 2 he has a great understanding of both classifications. From player to assistant to head coach, Isaac Brooks has seen Union University from all angles.

Coach Brooks has a wealth of knowledge to share about the recruiting process.

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Interview With St. Edward's University Women's Soccer Coach

2014 Heartland Champions!
2014 Heartland Champions!

Welcome to Interview #12

I am pleased to share with you an interview with an incredibly successful and experienced coach. Coach Nick Cowell is the Women’s Soccer Coach at NCAA Division 2 St. Edwards University. If you are a prospective college athlete, you will find the advice of Coach Cowell well worth your time.

Coach Cowell has been with the St. Edwards women’s soccer team for the past nine years. The St. Edwards Hilltoppers are coming off a 15-5 campaign including a perfect 8-0 conference record. His team has appeared in six straight NCAA tournaments, and has appeared two times in the Elite Eight.

Cowell is third all-time in career victories in NCAA Division II and in the Top-15 in career winning percentage. Enjoy this priceless interview from one of the top coaches in the nation, regardless of sport.

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