Each week we cover coaches, referees, and players making a difference by inspiring, advocating, and serving soccer, The Beautiful Game. #KeepTheGameBeautiful Hosted by Anna Tuuri.
231 - Sarah Lowdon, Penn State & Author, A Desk And A Chair
Sarah Lowdon recently joined the staff of Penn State Women's Soccer. Prior to her current role she was with the Florida Gators Soccer program and wrote the book A Desk And A Chair highlighting some of the things she learned from Becky Burleigh. We talk about leadership, confidence, and more in this episode.
230 - Lisa Cole, Antigua and Barbuda Womens' Football
Lisa Cole has a strong established reputation as a soccer coach. She has helped to develop and lead efforts for United Soccer Coaches related to Goal Keeper Instruction while leading Antigua and Barbuda Women's football. She strives for equity and to create a welcoming environment where all are welcome. She is a former college coach and was part of the Boston Breakers at a time when the Women's league was first growing in the US.
229 - Pete Nowakowski, Australian Soccer Coach
Pete Nowakowski joins me from Australia. He is an advocate and coach for adaptive and inclusive soccer serving both blind and deaf athletes. He also is a big fan of Women's football and has done media work to grow recognition of the game.
228 - Emma Morris, Bethany Lutheran College HC & English Referee
Emma Morris is the head coach at Bethany Lutheran College (D3 Minnesota). Today on the podcast we talk about how an ACL injury when she was 14 led her to start officiating, some of the development milestones that she participated in as a referee in England, and about how she came into coaching in the United States.
227 - Staci Wilson, Coach & Former UNC / USWNT Player
Staci Wilson is a club soccer coach and strength and conditioning coach. She has frequently led sessions at United Soccer Coaches conventions and continues to give back to the game. She not only won three National Championships as part of the University of North Carolina soccer program but she also earned co-National Player of the Year. She would go on to compete with the US Womens National Team and was part of the 1996 Olympic Gold team.
226 - Tanner Krause, Kum & Go CEO
Tanner Krause started working at the family business Kum & Go when he was nine years old, today he is the CEO. Kum & Go is very active with human rights projects and supporting programming related to Black Lives Matter, and Gay and Trans rights. Tanner still plays soccer today and hopes to return to coaching soon. He grew up enjoying the sport and played through his college years at Loyola University. I enjoyed learning about how soccer helped to prepare him for his role today.
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