Director of Coaching- Recreation
Amanda grew up in Omaha, Nebraska, and played club soccer for the Arsenal Soccer Club (now known as Omaha FC). She played collegiate soccer for Iowa State University, and acquired an impressive list of awards during her career; Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll (2010, 2011. 2012, 2013).. Big 12 Newcomer of the Week (Sept. 8, 2009 & October 6, 2009).. Cyclone Newcomer of the Year (2009)..Cyclone Scholar Athlete (2011).. Academic All-Big 12 First Team (2011, 2012).. Dean's List (2011, 2012). Amanda graduated with a Bachelor Science in Child, Adult, and Family Services.
Amanda resides in Ames with her husband Nate and their Golden Retriever puppy named Bonnie. She also has two wonderful parents, two brothers, and two sisters; which equaled a lot of soccer played in the backyard!
Why you chose to work for Iowa Rush: I chose to work with Iowa Rush because I have always had a passion to coach soccer and work with kids. When the opportunity came up to apply for the Assistant RecDOC position, I became very excited because I knew that not only would I be able to work with kids whom I love, but that I would also be able to gain great experience in coaching youth and be able to work under some pretty amazing professional coaches and learn from them as well. I'm excited to grow as a coach and person through the awesome experiences that I will have being a part of this soccer club.