DURHAM, N.H. -- Kelly Martin, a native of Keene, N.H., has been promoted to the position of full-time assistant coach with the University of New Hampshire women's soccer team, head coach Michael Jackson announced Thursday. The promotion will take effect August 1.
Martin, who has an NSCAA National Diploma and an NCAA Coach Certification, has served as an assistant coach with the UNH women's soccer program since the 1995 season. The Wildcats have advanced to the America East Championships three times in her five years with the program.
"The addition of Kelly Martin to our staff on a full-time basis is a valuable asset to our women's soccer program," Jackson stated. "Kelly brings a wealth of coaching and playing experience to this position."
Martin earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Vermont in 1993 and went on to attain a Master's in Public Administration in 2000. A four-year standout at UVM, she was a three-time All-New England Team (NEWISA) selection. As team captain in 1992 and 1993, Martin was also selected to the Northeast Regional Team (NSCAA). She went on to play for the Sheffield Hallam United Football Club in England (1994) and for the Boston Renegades, a semi-pro team, from 1996-98.
Martin's other coaching experience includes head coach of the New Hampshire Olympic Development Under-15 team (1999-2000) and a stint as head coach of the Seacoast United Soccer Club 14-16 team (1996-98).