Soccer - Assistant Coach
E-Mail: Sarah Ramirez
Since the opportunity presented itself last year with the inception of the AWC women’s soccer team, Sarah Ramirez, wasted no time rejoining Kenny Dale on the AWC sideline. Initially joining Kenny’s coaching staff in 2005 as an assistant for the men’s soccer team, Ramirez was ecstatic to be able to be a part of Lady Matador history. It’s actually Ramirez’s sixth year with the AWC soccer program, and she’ll spend much of her time molding and forming this year’s women’s team to make a return appearance to the playoffs. Before she decided to become a coach, Ramirez was making history as a star player at the University of Texas-El Paso, earning 2001 Spring Most Valuable Player honors, and as a senior in 2002, starting every game while leading the Lady Miners to one of their best seasons ever. While attending UTEP, Ramirez also played as a defender in the Women’s Professional Soccer League (WPSL), the W-League’s Arizona Heatwave in 2001 and the Albuquerque Crush in 2002. In 2001, Ramirez traveled internationally and played as a defender for an El Paso select team, which played against the Mexican Women’s National team in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. Ramirez earned a Master’s degree in education from NAU-Yuma and a Bachelor’s degree in psychology from UTEP. Prior to that, she graduated with an Associate of Arts degree from Cochise College in Douglas, which is where her soccer prowess first caught the eye of then-Lady Apaches’ Head Soccer Coach Kenny Dale.