05/02/2017 6:52 AM
FC Austin names Barrett New Head Coach for Elite
Round Rock, TX – FC Austin is excited to announce the appointment of Anna Barrett as the new head coach for FC Austin Elite. Barrett, who has served as the Elite’s fitness coach for the last two season, is replacing JD Cochran who is stepping aside to focus on his role as Director of Coaching at Austin Texans, an Elite Partner club. The Elite want to thank Cochran for his leadership with the women’s program and we expect to continue to work with him to provide a pathway to the professional game for all Austin area players.
“Anna has worked tirelessly with WPSL players over the last two seasons to keep them match fit all summer, and we feel that she is the clear choice to lead the team on the pitch this season” said General Manager Danny Woodfill. “The players know Anna well and we are all very excited to have her on-board this season.”
Anna Barrett is currently an assistant coach at Southwestern University in Georgetown and also coaches at the youth level for FC Westlake in Austin. She has been coaching in the Austin area for the last seven years. She currently holds a USSF National C License.
As a player, she graduated from St. Michael’s Academy before playing Division I soccer at the University of Cinncinati. After graduating from Cincinnati, she obtained her Master’s degree in Sport Psychology from Miami University.
I’m delighted to help promote high level women’s soccer in Austin. The Elite have helped bring together the Austin women’s soccer scene and I’m looking forward to the challenge. We will provide an exciting game for fans and players both, and be a great role model for tomorrow’s players” Barrett said.
The Elite will be playing their second season in the Women’s Premier Soccer League. The WPSL is a national women’s soccer league in the United States and the largest women’s soccer league in the world. The WPSL currently serves as the second division in the US Soccer women’s soccer pyramid.
FC Austin Elite will be holding Open Tryouts on May 13, 2017 at the new Elite Field in Round Rock. In conjunction with the Open Tryouts, Fans are welcome to come out and check out the new field at our Open House. More information about the 2017 WPSL season can be found on the FC Austin Elite website at: www.FCAustinElite.com
About FC Austin Soccer
FC Austin is an Elite Amateur soccer club in central Texas with a women’s soccer team, FC Austin Elite and a newly developed summer high school academy, the Elite Academy. The club was founded in 2016 with the goal of bringing high level women’s soccer to the Austin area. They finished in the top four in their first year of play. FC Austin Elite will soon announce a new home field in Round Rock for the 2017 season.