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Coaching Feb 06, 2020

Sam Greene announced as UCLA women’s soccer associate head coach

UCLA women’s soccer head coach Amanda Cromwell has promoted Sam Greene from assistant coach to associate head coach.

Greene just completed her seventh season on staff with UCLA and third year as a coach. She serves as the team’s recruiting coordinator and has brought in two Top 2 recruiting classes – the No. 2 class in 2019 and the No. 1 class in 2020.

In addition to her recruiting duties, Greene focuses on holistic player development and contributes to all aspects of the program, including coaching, scouting, video analysis, marketing and branding, camp design and curriculum development.

UCLA’s Director of Soccer Operations from 2013-16, Greene moved into a volunteer assistant coach role in the summer of 2017 and helped guide the Bruins to the College Cup that year. She has a U.S. Soccer Federation B License and is currently completing her A License. In 2018, she was selected to the United Soccer Coaches 30 under 30 program.

A four-year letterwinner at Northwestern, Greene was a two-time Academic All-Big Ten soccer player and Big Ten Distinguished Scholar during her senior year. She finished her career ranked fourth on Northwestern’s career (16) and single-season (eight) assists lists and fifth on the career games played list (78). She graduated from Northwestern in 2011 with a degree in Learning and Organizational Change.

“Sam has made a rapid rise in the coaching profession and is very deserving of this promotion,” said Cromwell. “She has been with me at UCLA since the beginning, thanks to Julie Foudy’s recommendation, and has worked tirelessly in each role she has held. Sam is a true student and teacher of the game and has an excellent eye for talent. I’m grateful to have Sam as a colleague and friend.”