Tara Koleski
Arizona Soccer Club Director of Coaching / 98' Girls Gold, 04' Girls Gold


Email: tara@arizonasoccerclub.com
Coached at AZSC Since: 2009


  • NSCAA National Diploma
  • NSCAA National Advanced Diploma
  • NSCAA Premier Diploma
  • USSF "B"
  • Jugenshien Trainers License DFB


Birth Place:
 Phoenix, AZ
Education:  BA Sociology
Coaching Experience:
  • Former
    • Associate Head Coach at University Northern Iowa
    • Head coach at UMBC
    • Head coach at West Chester University
    • Head coach of the semi-professional Rochester Reign
    • Volunteer assistant at Villanova and Swarthmore College
    • Coached for the Olympic Development Program state teams for Pennsylvania and Maryland
    • Former Athletic Director for Teleos Prep
    • Head Coach for the WPSL semi-pro team Rochester Reign
    • Former Region I ODP staff
  • Current
    • Director of Coaching and Head Coach 
    • Head Coach Chandler High School
    • Head Coach AZ Olympic Development Program
Playing Experience:
  • All-America forward and outside midfielder at the University of Portland
  • Played professionally in Germany in the Bundesliga for 1.FC Saarbrucken
  • Played professionally for the WUSA
    • San Diego Spirit
    • Philadelphia Charge
  • U.S. U-21 National Team and part of the full womens national team pool in 2002
Coaching Achievements:
  • NCAA DII Coach of the Year PSAC West Chester University
  • Region Championship for Maryland ODP U-16 girls
  • Coach of the year Chandler, AZ school district
Playing Achievements:
  • Arizona State Record for Career High School Points
    • Points - 301
    • Goals - 127
    • Assists - 47
  • WUSA player of the year for San Diego Spirit


Favorite Team:  US Women’s National Team
Favorite Player:  Marta
Memorable Soccer Moment:  Playing against China with the US U-20 National Team



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