November 27th, 2014 by MichaelloUR
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(Photo courtesy Bellarmine College Prep/2014) Olympic medalist Brandi Chastain recently joined the soccer coaching staff at Bellarmine College Preparatory.
Brandi Chastain, two-time Olympic gold medalist, has joined the soccer coaching staff at Bellarmine College Preparatory this season as assistant coach.
“I love coaching, and being the mother of two boys, this is a wonderful opportunity to continue being a soccer educator,” said Chastain. “I’ve been involved in so many areas related to women’s sports; this is an opportunity for my sons to see me involved with men’s athletics, as well.”
Chastain is still involved with the Bay Area Women’s Sports Initiative, which promotes girls sports in an after school program. She said that her coaching style won’t change because of the gender of the players on the field.
“I’m coaching soccer; the information is the same,” she said. “It’s really going to be about communicating.”
A former team member of the San Jose CyberRays and the U.S. Women’s National Team, Chastain will work by the side of Bellarmine’s head coach Justin Johnson with the Bells’ varsity team.
“I am very excited to have Brandi on staff,” said Johnson. “We look forward to having her share her world-class experience with our boys. It is definitely an incredible luxury to have a World Cup and Olympic champion on staff.”
Chastain said she hopes to focus on “thoughtful soccer” while working with the team, which has just recently assembled.
“Every team should go out with the wanting to win, but the how is important,” she said.coaching-staff, college-prep, gender, information, soccer, sports, the-information, with-the-bells, women
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