Tracy Nelson | Director of Coaching, Portland Thorns Academy
USSF “A” License
Previous Coaching Experience:
- Portland Thorns Academy - Head Coach: 2017-Current
- Clackamas Community College Head Soccer Coach from 2002-2010 and were NWAACC Champions in 2004, 2005 and 2007.
- Coached in the ODP/RTC programs and ODP regional teams, all ages of club soccer, HS soccer and individual coaching.
- NWAACC Coach of the Year in 2004, 2005 and 2007
- Southern Region Coach of the Year in 2002, 2004, 2005, 2008 and 2010
University of Portland 1991 - 1995, where she was a starter and all-conference selection all four years, voted most inspirational player in 1994, finished career as 5th overall in goals and assists and was a member of the first Final Four team in 1994. Played for Millwall FC in 1997, which were Treble Cup winners, including the prestigious FA Cup Champions. Played for Umea IK in Sweden in 1996. Was named Herald Women of the Year in Sports in 1994, member of the gold medal Olympic Festival team in 1993 and was a member of the US Youth National Team from 1990-1992.