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Sandy Davison
Position: Assistant Coach
Experience: 2 Years

Sandy Davison brought over 25 years of coaching experience to Washington State when she joined the Cougar soccer program in February, 2014.

Davison spent the 2013 season as the volunteer assistant coach at Louisville. The Cardinals finished runner-up in the American Athletic Conference and earned a Top 25 national ranking. Louisville reached the NCAA First Round behind American Athletic Conference Player of the Year Christine Exeter and Midfielder of the Year Charlyn Corral. Both were named All-Northeast Region.

Prior to Louisville, Davison spent a season with Cincinnati as the volunteer assistant coach with the then-Big East Conference program. Her first-collegiate job came as an assistant coach to current WSU Head Coach Steve Nugent in 2011 at UNCG. She was the Spartans’ recruiting coordinator and coached student-athletes who earned 11 weekly and/or season awards at conference, state and national levels.

Her experience with US Soccer Youth National Teams began in 2002 when she was a U.S. Soccer Federation women’s representative at the USOC Women’s Leadership Conference. In 2003, Davison worked at the U-14 Youth National ID Camp in Middlesex, Mass., and the U-17 Youth National Team Camp at the Home Depot Center in California.

She coached at the U-14 Youth National ID Camp in Pomona, Calif., 2007-09 and in Portland, Ore., in 2010. She mentored at the U-15 Youth National Team Nike Friendlies at Home Depot Center in 2008 and served on the US Soccer Youth National Team Scouting staff from 2010-12.

Davison has coached in the three of the four ODP regions. Since 2013, she has been a U-16 assistant coach for Region II, a position she held for Region IV in 2001. She was a regional staff coach for Region IV (1997-98, 2009) and Region III (2003-04, 2006-08, 2011).

She served as the head coach for the ’93 U-17 CONCACAF Costa Rica tour for Region III in 2008 and was the Region III head coach for the 94, 93 and 92 age groups from 2006-08. She was a part of ODP state teams in California, Florida, North Carolina and Texas for 11 years from 1994 through 2012.

Her career began in 1987 as the head coach of San Juan Soccer Club in Sacramento, Calif. She worked with club teams in Sacramento and nearby Davis until serving the first of three stints with the Challenge South Soccer Club in Houston from 1998-2000.

Challenge South was ranked by Soccer America as the 12th-best girls club in the country for developing and showcasing youth players. Davison was key in Challenge South growing from two to 11 teams and the implementation of a youth academy program that attracted elite players.

Davison was the technical director at the prestigious Pleasanton (Calif.) Rage Soccer Club from 2000-02. She coached multiple state and regional championship teams and the 2002 USYS national champion.

Following a return to Challenge South (2002-04), Davison became the program director for the Weston Fury Soccer Club in Weston, Fla. From 2004-06, her responsibilities included club programming, coaching development, staffing and staff development. She created a college prep program to educate players and parents about the process of college recruitment. Her Weston 90 G Premier team was a state finalist in 2004 and 2005.

Davison led the Tophat Soccer Club of Atlanta to back-to-back state championships in 2006 and 2007 while serving as the Girls Director of Coaching. In 2007-08, she was the Girls Director of Coaching at Space City FC in Houston where she was instrumental in the development of the 8v8 academy program in the club and State Association of South Texas.

After returning to Challenge South in 2008-09, Davison moved on to become the Girls Division Director at perennial-power Sereno Soccer Club in Scottsdale, Ariz. She assisted in the placement of over 40 players in NCAA Division I, II and III programs. She coached the 95 and 97 Sereno teams to Top 25 national rankings as recognized by Got Soccer in 2010 and 2011. Davison’s squads captured state titles in 2009 and 2010.