Vanessa Mann enters her first season as an assistant coach with the Tribe women's soccer program, after spending a season at Oklahoma in 2014.
Mann spent last season at Oklahoma where she helped the Sooners to a 10 win season and a berth in the Big 12 Championship match. Under her guidance, a pair of Sooner players received all conference honors. Aside from her on the field assistants, Mann also was in charge of statistically analysis from training sessions and matches.
Prior to her time at Oklahoma, she spent a season as the volunteer assistant at her alma mater, Nevada. There she assisted with the day-to-day running of the program and the development of team training sessions of both goalkeepers and field players.
Aside from her college coaching experience, Mann has also honed her coaching experience on the club level. She was a founding member, and served as the director of coaching with the Legacy Football Club in Sparks, Nevada since 2011. She also has experience with Oklahoma and Nevada Youth Soccer Association, and the Olympic Development Program (ODP) in Oklahoma. On the youth circuit, Mann has been a coach for the Nevada Elite Football Club (2008-10), Coerver Caching (2001-07), and the Illawarra Stingrays (2005-07).
Mann also has impressive credentials in terms of coaching accreditation. She has earned her USSF “B” License, National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) National Diploma, NSCAA Goalkeeping Level 2, NSCAA Director of Coaching Diploma, and Coerver Coaching Youth Diploma. Mann is also a USSF “E” and “D” Licensed Coaching Instructor working in the states of Nevada and Oklahoma.
Originally from New South Wales, Australia, Mann played her college soccer at Nevada from 2007-10. She graduated from Nevada with her degree in health ecology in 2011.