Sharla Topaum | Head Coach, Thorns Academy

USSF “B” License Candidate

Previous Coaching Experience:

  • Portland Timbers & Thorns Regional Training Center (RTC)
  • RTC East Director, 2016 – 2020
  • RTC East Staff Coach, 2014 – 2016
  • Olympic Development Program (ODP)
  • Head Coach U12 – U14 Girls, 2015 – 2020 Eastside Timbers and Thorns
  • Head Coach, U10 – U19 Girls, 2009 – 2021
  • Assistant Coach, U18 Boys, 2020 – 2021

Accomplishments:

  • USYS National League Northwest Champions 2019 – 2020 (U18G)
  • Oregon State Cup Champions 2019 (U17G), 2013 (U12G), 2012 (U11G)
  • Oregon State Cup Finalist 2015 (U15G)

Playing Experience and Education:

  • Played collegiate soccer at Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, Alberta, Canada
  • Earned a Master of Science degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences from Portland State University
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