Position: Director of Operations
Julie Carlson is in her first season as Director of Soccer Operations for Clemson women’s soccer. Carlson previously served as a volunteer assistant coach for the Tigers from 2014-16.
Carlson served as the head coach of the Anderson University women’s soccer program the last two years, during which time she was also the university’s Senior Women Administrator. Her soccer teams recorded a 15-15-4 overall record in two seasons, and an 11-9-1 record in the South Atlantic Conference play, while making a pair of appearances in the semifinals of the SAC Tournament. Over the past two seasons under her direction, the Trojans earned an All-America selection, two All-Southeast Region honorees and seven All-SAC award winners, while four players were named to conference all-tournament teams.
Prior to her arrival at Anderson, Carlson spent two seasons as a volunteer assistant coach at Clemson, during which time the Tigers notched 27 wins and back-to-back appearances in the NCAA Tournament, including the program’s first national tournament appearance since 2007. The 2015 season saw the Tigers finish with a 14-4-2 record, a second-place finish in the ACC regular season standings, the program’s most successful regular season since 2002.
From 2013-15, Carlson also served as the Director of Coaching for the Clemson Anderson Soccer Alliance, during which time she managed and oversaw the day-to-day operations for the entire club. From 2005-13, Carlson spent eight seasons as the head coach at Jacksonville State, after building the Virginia Military Institute women’s soccer program from scratch in 2002, and serving as that program’s head coach from 2002-05.
Carlson earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Wright State in 1995. She graduated from VCU in 2008 with a master’s degree in Sports Leadership with an emphasis in Parks & Recreation. She also holds a USSF A Coaching License and an NSCAA Premier Diploma.
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