|Title:||Assistant Women's Soccer Coach|
Stacey Balaam is entering her third
season as the assistant coach of the University of North Georgia
women’s soccer team where she assists head coach Chris Adams
with all aspects of the highly-successful NCAA Division II
In the first two seasons that Balaam has been on board with the program the team has reached the NCAA Division II national tournament posting a combined record of 31-8-3. Additionally, the highest national ranking the team have achieved was in 2012 when the Saints made school history posting a national ranking of fifth in the country.
She has continued her playing career the last three seasons playing with the Atlanta Silverbacks W-League team. In 2011, the team won the national championship while losing just one game all season. The following two years Balaam captained the team and was one of the leaders for most minutes played in the season.
Balaam came to UNG with extensive coaching and playing experience, most recently as the assistant coach of the University of Montevallo women’s soccer team for two years.
During her playing days at Montevallo, she was a two-time All-American, three-time All-Region and four-time All-Conference player. She was named South Region Player of the Year in her junior year and led the nation in assists both her junior and senior years.
Balaam was a captain for three years at UM and was awarded the Most Valuable Player award three times and equaled the team’s record in career points.
A native from Suffolk, England, Balaam was a member of the U19 national squad before beginning her college career in the United States.
After completing her college career, Balaam was scouted to play semi-professionally in Iceland where she ended her season with a game-winning goal and was named to the National Premier League’s Team of the Week.
In the spring of 2009, Balaam was the assistant coach at Hoover High School and was a part of the coaching staff for the Alabama Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program.