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Nikki Rieland

Bio

  • Current Team: GU15 White 06
  • Coaching License: USSF D License
  • Coaching Experience: Current Magruder HS Girls Soccer Varsity Head Coach (2016 to present), former JV Girls Soccer Coach Richard Montgomery HS (2014 to 2016)
  • Playing Experience: Frostburg State University Women’s Soccer (2008-2012), Unsung Hero Award (2011), South Carroll High School (2004-2008), Regional Champions (2006)
  • Education: Frostburg State University BS in Early Childhood/Elementary Education, McDaniel College Masters in Elementary Mathematics
  • Favorite Motto: It’s what you do before the season starts that makes you a champion.
  • Coaching Philosophy: Much like life, soccer provides players and coaches with challenges without a clear right or wrong answer. It is my charge as a coach as well as an educator to create an environment that allows players to understand concepts and principles of the game, without dictating tasks players must replicate by rote. As a general principle, my coaching methodology consists of putting kids in playing environments where they’re forced to make decisions, they can be autonomous, and they are free to find answers to problems on the field.
  • Hometown: Mount Airy, MD