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Women's Soccer Announces Hiring of Assistant Coach

Feb. 26, 2018

HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Southern Miss Head Women’s Soccer Coach Mohammed El-Zare announced Monday afternoon the hiring of Megan Snelling as the new Assistant Coach for the women’s soccer team.

Snelling comes to Southern Miss after two seasons at the University of Louisiana Monroe where she trained goalkeepers, recruited, organized travel and finances. Along with her two seasons with the Warhawks, Snelling holds six years of coaching and administrative experience at the Division I and II levels.

Prior to ULM, Snelling served as the women’s soccer assistant coach at Converse College (S.C.) and was the head coach of the reserve squad. While at Converse, Snelling handled all administrative duties for two teams, which totaled 47 players including travel, equipment, social media, recruiting, and fundraising. Before her time at Converse, Snelling coached at Barbe High School and Calcasieu soccer club in Lake Charles, La. While at Barbe, the Lady Bucs consistently ranked in the top 20.

Snelling has also spent her summers coaching for Texas A&M, Rice and McNeese State collegiate summer camps.

“We’re very excited to have Megan join our program,” El-Zare said. “Her core values and characteristics are in line with our University’s mission statement and also align with the vision of our soccer program. Megan will help our program improve in the right direction and I’m excited to see where this program will go with her on the team. She’s an upcoming coach with a bright future.”

Snelling has multiple coaching diplomas and certificates including, NSCAA Advanced National Diploma, NSCAA Advanced National Goalkeeping Diploma and an USSF National License. Among these accomplishments, Snelling was named to the 2017-18 United Soccer Coaches, 30 under 30 program, which includes 30 of the most promising soccer coaches in America from all levels of competition. This program recognizes up and coming coaches while enhancing their knowledge of soccer and developing coaching methods.

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