STORRS, Conn. - UConn women's soccer head coach Margaret Rodriguez has completed her coaching staff with the hiring of Vanessa Phillips Bosshart.
"We are very excited to bring Vanessa back to Connecticut and join our staff," said Rodriguez. "Vanessa will be an Ispiring coach, mentor and role model for our players and a great ambassador for UConn. She was the right fit for this program and me and will balance out our staff. Her passion in coaching goalkeepers is evident and her commitment, work ethic along with her love for the University, is a winning combination that will strengthen our soccer program."
A Vernon, Conn. native, Phillips Bosshart previously worked four seasons (2013-16) at Murray State as an assistant coach. She spent time working with the goalkeepers and handling administrative duties. During her time with the Racers the team flourished on the field, winning the Ohio Valley regular season and tournament championships in 2015. In 2016, the Racers were unbeaten in conference play and were co-regular season champs in the Ohio Valley.
"I'd like to thank Athletic Director David Benedict and Coach Rodriguez for the opportunity to become a part of the UConn family," said Phillips Bosshart. "Being from Connecticut, I already take tremendous pride in the program and look forward to contributing to its further success. I can't wait to get to work."
Phillips Bosshart also worked as an assistant coach at University of Arkansas for two seasons (2010-11) and University of North Florida for two years (2007-09).
Prior to beginning her coaching career, she played collegiately at the University of Tennessee (2002-05) and was their starting goalkeeper for three seasons. She was a two-time All-SEC second team member and was a 2004 NSCAA Academic All-American. After graduating, she played one season of professional soccer with the Ottawa Fury in the W-League (2007).
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