NEW ROCHELLE, NY - Iona College women's soccer head coach Linda Hathorn announced the appointment of Sarah Dwyer-Shick as assistant coach. On the collegiate level, Dwyer-Shick most recently served as the head coach at Pace University from 2008-09.
As head coach at Pace, Dwyer-Shick was responsible for all facets of the program including, team training and management, staff hiring and supervision.
Before heading the staff at Pace, Dwyer-Shick served for two seasons as assistant coach at Marist. At Marist, she was responsible for training the goalkeepers and coordinating youth clinics and tournaments.
Prior to her time at Marist, she was the head women's soccer coach at Vassar. Dwyer-Shick has also served as the assistant women's soccer coach at Stony Brook University (2002-2003) and South Dakota State University (2000-2002).
Prior to SDSU, she was an assistant with the University of Northern Colorado from 1996 through the summer of 1998. There she helped the Bears reached the first round of the Division II NCAA tournament in 1996 and 1997.
At the youth level, Dwyer-Shick has been the New York Rush/Patriots FC goalkeeper coach since 2008. She also has served as an ENYYSA ODP goalkeeper coach since 2006 and trains teams for Briarcliff Youth Soccer Club and is a youth instructor at Club Fit. She has also coached at the World of Football Summer School in Austria and Brazil where she coordinates and runs training sessions in English and German.
Dwyer-Shick has earned the Advanced National Diploma and the Level III Goalkeeping Diploma from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. She is also certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist.
Dwyer-Shick received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in American Studies in 1996 from Smith College and a Master's of Science Degree in Sports Management from the University of Denver in 2000.