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Ian Spooner enters his fifth year leading the Greensboro College women's soccer program in 2012. He was named head coach in May, 2008. Spooner has recorded 31 wins in his tenure with The Pride for an average of more than ten a year.
In his third year as head coach, The Pride finished the year
with an 11-6-1 record. Greensboro College advanced to the USA
South Tournament semifinals before dropping a heartbreaking finish
to Christopher Newport. Six players made the All-Conference
Team, including Rookie of the Year Shireen Unvala.
In 2010, Spooner led The Pride to a record of 12-6-1 including an appearance in the USA South Tournament semifinals. Overall, eight Greensboro College players were selected to the All-Conference squad.
Prior to Greensboro College, Spooner had been employed by the Greensboro Soccer Association since 2006, holding the titles of Director of Player Development and Assistant Director of Coaching.
Spooner was selected as the first-ever head women’s soccer coach at NCAA Division III Bridgewater College (VA), and in two seasons of competition recorded an impressive 21-11-1. He also simultaneously coached the Bridgewater men’s soccer team for two years before returning to his alma mater in 2001 to become the first assistant for the Highlander women’s soccer program. He became the technical director for the Roanoke Valley Youth Soccer Club in 2004, and was the State Head Coach for the Olympic Development Program.
Spooner has more than 15 years of coaching experience, Coach Spooner holds the NSCAA premier diploma and the USSF B license, and has been invited to join the North Carolina Youth Soccer Association coaching education staff as an instructor for state level coaching education courses.
Spooner holds a career women's soccer coaching record of 51-33-7 in five seasons.
A native of Oxford, England Spooner played intercollegiate soccer at Radford University (VA) where he was a 4-time first team all-conference player. He was also named Big South Conference MVP in his final two seasons. After graduation, he played professionally for six years in the United Soccer League (USL).
Spooner lives in Greensboro with his wife Kathyrn and sons Caden, Rhys, Calum, and Dylan.