Over the years, the USWNT has had some remarkable coaches who have helped lead them to their immense success. After the World Cup, we’ve seen a drastic change due to the resignation of head coach Andonovksi. Let’s look at the USWNT coaching staff, including the current coach, assistants, and goalkeeper coach.
Interim Head Coach – Twila Kilgore
Kilgore was an assistant coach who joined Andonovski’s staff but recently was asked to be the interim head coach after Andonovski’s resignation. As a previous coach for Houston Dash, Kilgore committed to the USWNT full-time in 2022. Before coaching professionally, she was a college coach at both UC Davis and Pepperdine. What sets her apart from the coaching staff is that she is one of four women to earn a U.S. Soccer’s Pro Coaching License. She joined just in time for the She Believes Cup and helped the team qualify for the World Cup and Olympics.
Former Head Coach – Vlatko Andonovski
Since 2019, Vlatko Andonovski has been the head coach of the USWNT. He recently stepped down in August 2023 after the USWNT” s poor World Cup performance. He has had professional experience coaching for FC Kansas City and Reign FC.
Born in North Macedonia, Andonovski has played as a defender in Europe and America. Andonovski coached the USWNT to qualify for the 2024 Summer Olympics and the 2024 CONCACAF Gold Cup. He most recently coached the USWNT in the World Cup, where they had a historically bad tournament.
Ivanovic was an assistant coach for Andonovski in the NWSL and came with him to the USWNT. He was also a professional soccer player who Andonovski actually coached as well. After playing some professional soccer in Serbia, he returned to the United States, where he coached youth soccer in Kansas and, two years later, was coaching professionally.
Tiffany Roberts Sahaydak
Tiffany Roberts Sahaydak started as an assistant coach for the USWNT in January 2022. Before that, she coached UCF, leading the team to the Regular Season championship in 2013, 2014, 2017, and 2022. Additionally, she played on the USWNT from 1994 to 2004; she made her debut when she was 16 years old.
In 2020, Philip Poole was named the USWNT full-time goalkeeper coach. He has worked with U.S. soccer for 12 years and coached goalkeepers for U-14, U-20 and U-23 National teams. Additionally, he was a goalkeeper coach for the Puerto Rican Men’s National team.
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