San Diego Surf Academy Director Kate Norton joins PacNW Soccer Club
SEATTLE, WA – Pacific Northwest Soccer Club (“PacNW”) announced the addition of Kate Norton to its coaching staff. Norton will join the club from San Diego Surf, where she served as Director for the top-ranked Surf Development Academy program, as well as serving as Surf’s college coordinator.
For the upcoming 2020-21 season Norton is expected to coach two teams for PacNW as well as assist Girls DOC Malia Arrant and Boys DOC Pedro Millan with the club’s college prep program.
Norton brings a wealth of top-level coaching experience to PacNW Soccer Club. Prior to her role with San Diego Surf, she served as an assistant coach for the NCAA Division One University of Arizona women’s soccer team. She has also served as an assistant coach for the U.S. Soccer Youth National Teams at the U18 and U20 levels, and as a U.S. Soccer Talent Identification Scout.
“I’m extremely grateful to join the PacNW family,” said Norton. “Thank you to Malia and the entire club for this opportunity! PacNW’s reputation for player development is top class and I can’t wait to get started working with their players.”
Norton received a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education from the University of Cincinnati, where she was a four-year starter for the Bearcats. She also received a master’s degree in leadership from Southwestern College. She holds a USSF “Youth National” coaching license and is in the process of finishing her USSF “A” license.
“I am very excited about Kate Norton joining our PacNW staff,” said Girls Director of Coaching Malia Arrant. “She is a fantastic human being who cares about her players and is passionate about player development. Kate brings a wealth of knowledge and experience as a coach, leader, and college coordinator. We are lucky to have her join our club.”
Norton will be re-locating to the Seattle area with her partner Henry Brauner, who serves as Director of Player Development for Seattle Sounders FC.