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Sarah Dwyer-Shick

Technical Director—Girls Goalkeeping
G2006 Blue, Head Coach


Philadelphia, PA


Master of Science in Management, University of Denver; BA, American Studies, Smith College.

Coaching credentials   

NSCAA: Advanced National Advanced National Goalkeeping; USSF: Youth License USSF “D”; NCAA: Women Coaches Academy; NSCA: Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (2001–present).

Coaching history

Sarah has spent more than a decade coaching intercollegiate soccer and has worked at each of the three NCAA divisions. She started her career as the Assistant Coach at the University of Northern Colorado. While there the team won two conference championships and made two trips to the NCAA II Tournament. In 2000, she helped start the women’s program at South Dakota State University and has been part of post-season runs at SDSU, Stony Brook University, Marist College and Dutchess Community College. She Begins her third year as the Assistant Men’s Coach at Dutchess County Community College in the fall.

At the youth level Sarah has worked with youth programs from the AYSO to Premier level in the US and abroad. She recently served as goalkeeping director for the NY Rush/Patriots and spent nine years with US Youth Soccer’s Olympic Development Program in Eastern N.Y. serving as Director of the Girls North ODP program for five. 

Off the field, Sarah is on the Advisory Board for the Female Coaching Network and serves on the Board of the Hudson Valley-based Kickin’ Back. She is also the founder of The Sports Bra Project, a program that works to increase access to sports by providing sports bras to girls and women in areas where they are not easily accessible.

Coaching philosophy

To create an environment that challenges, supports and encourages players to push themselves and their teammates to be their best — both as individuals and as a team — on and off the field.

Non-soccer passion/hobby

Traveling and exploring new places.

Favorite club

Whatever team Jurgen Klopp is coaching.

Favorite book

Catch Them Being Good by Tony DiCicco and Colleen Hacker, Ph.D.

Favorite movie Favorite song

“Try” by P!nk